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This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-tos” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.
Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be discussed with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.
Retinoids- In several thousand published studies on the skin-saving effects of these vitamin A derivatives, the overwhelming consensus is that retinoids increase collagen production - firming and plumping your skin, speeding up cell turnover - smoothing your complexion, and unclogging pores - reducing breakouts. People who use retinoids report a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and brown spots.
Retinol is the over-the-counter version of Retin-A, a vitamin A compound. Retin-A is available in several prescription strength compounds. These Retinoids, Retin-A and Retinol, prevent the compounds that break down collagen from even forming, and with continued use, Retinoids can spur new collagen production. Non-prescription Retinol minimizes lines and discoloration more slowly than its prescription counterparts, taking up to 12 weeks to see improvements vs. 6 weeks with prescription Retin-A.
Benefits of Retinol
How to use Retinol
Because Retinol is a powerful ingredient it can be harsh on sensitive skin or skin that is not used to it. As a result, you will want to start out using Retinol slowly in order to allow your skin time to get used to it’s powerful anti-wrinkle effects. Apply it 2 or 3 times per week for the first couple of weeks. If you are not experiencing any redness or flaking you may increase to every other night for the next two weeks. If after a month you are not having any issues you can increase to using it every night. If you have any reactions, go back to using it every other night or two to three times a week.
Our Products Containing Retinol
Ultimate Nighttime Serum
We hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. We are here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.
Until next time, have a wonderful week!