The powerhouse ingredient in the skincare industry that’s on everyone’s tongue and the beauty insiders top pick for younger looking skin is all retinol based!
Most articles and publications I read these days cover it, most award winners contain it and most clinics are using it… retinol, retinol, retinol. However some people are cautious when stepping up to retinol-based products, but do they need to be anymore? Well retinol is just a type of vitamin A which experts say promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production – but is it for everyone?
I was one of many that had initial concerns when using retinol, because it was so potent and strong it would leave my skin sore, sensitive and red, but this was a good ten years ago. Fast forward a decade and technologies have come a long way. There are many ranges which offer a good concentration of retinol in products that are still suitable for sensitive skin, and I’d know because I’ve been using them myself!
Here’s a couple:
The good news is that this is a specially selected intense retinol, suitable for sensitive skin types and that gives results as early as after just one use. Having a retinol-based product in our skincare regime is especially recommended for those who suffer from deep expression lines, severe or premature ageing, uneven skin, wrinkles or crows feet. Use every evening on the face, neck and décolletage after cleansing for best results, but also please remember to use additional daily SPF on the skin the next day.
The Anti-Age Retinol Concentrate has great clinical trials and is now receiving fabulous reviews, if it continues to sell at the rate it’s disappearing at it might not last the month!
If you’re already a retinol convert then you might want to jump in at a stronger concentration with Alpha-H. I love Beauty Power Sleep Peel and I’ve had great results, it’s pretty much my secret skincare weapon and with no reaction at all.
What I love is the measured dose it delivers to the skin over night whilst we sleep, I can see the difference in the morning and I do this just a few times a week. Again, always always pile on high and quality SPF the next day. For anyone who still has sensitivity concerns always patch test first.
For the the best value way to get retinol into your regime try Flora Mare Retinol Anti-Ageing Elixir at just £29 for 30ml.
I’m unsure of the concentration of this product but it’s the same principle and you can always patch test it. The Flora Mare brand is all about no-fuss no-frill approach to skincare giving great value, it’s got to be worth a go at under £30.
So why not give retinol a go and see if you notice a difference!
And also he’s a photo of Ted rocking his most recent haircut.