Retinol is the buzzword of the moment in the beauty industry; the cult favorite that’s gracing the skincare routines of beauty enthusiasts, and getting the stamp of approval from dermatologists. There are many benefits of retinol for your skin, here’s why we recommend incorporating it into your regimen.
What is retinol?
As derivatives of Vitamin A, retinoids are used to treat a range of skin concerns. They come in a variety of different strengths, with prescription-strength options typically being referred to as retinoids.
Once applied to the skin, retinol is converted by skin cells into retinoic acid, and it’s this conversion process that enables visible improvements to the skin’s texture and condition.
What does retinol do?
Known as a “holy grail” of anti-aging, retinol is the ingredient to incorporate into your skin care routine if you want to see real results. It encourages surface skin cell renewal, thickening the skin’s layers and enhancing skin’s ability to retain water, therefore improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
By improving surface skin cell turnover, retinol helps smooth skin’s texture, brightens skin and makes pores appear less visible. It also helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Skin’s natural renewal process slows down over time, contributing to visible aging and dullness. Rejuvenate and revive skin with No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate. By kick-starting surface skin renewal from the very first application, this complex concentrate works through the night to deliver visibly younger looking skin. Lines appear smoother; skin appears to be firmer, brighter, and more radiant; tone appears more even; and pores appear to be refined.