If you have been immersed in the world of beauty, it is very likely that the word retinol will become familiar. Some people use it to treat acne, while others do it to combat the first signs of aging. Be that as it may, when you do it correctly, retinol can change your life … And that of your skin.
Dozens of brands have added this powerful ingredient to their products in recent times. Basically retinol works as an "exfoliant" that renews the skin, making it healthier and fresher. Others prescribe it as an antidote to acne and perhaps, the best known, is that retinol to combat blemishes, clearing up hyperpigmentation in the long term and with its constant use.
But there is a factor that most women are unaware of. Going a little deeper into science, retinol is a highly unstable and difficult molecule to manufacture, not to mention that both the environment and product packaging can affect it in the process. As a result, only one in six actually works.
The Dr. Thornfeldt, a dermatologist and founder of Espionce Skincare, explains: "Just because retinol is in the list of ingredients does not mean it is an active formula or will serve." Luckily, another clerk confesses to us. The effectiveness of a retinol depends on its ability to be metabolized and converted to tretinoin by your body.
What what? Pardon my French, I'll explain it to you. Any skin condition can be treated with various forms of retinol. The key is to remember that its benefits will only be used by those individuals who do produce tretinoin.
Clarified doubts, here we present you our favorite retinol-based products that, perhaps, will make you a miracle.
1. Sunday Riley, Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Luna Sleeping Night Oil.
2. Shiseido, Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask.
3. Kate Somerville, RetAsphere Micro Peel
RetAsphere Micro Peel.