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Retinol, the anti-age beauty trend molecule

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24 July 2015

Among the anti-age beauty trends on the market, retinol is one of the top molecules that fights the signs of ageing. A star in the 90s, now it shifted places with the hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants because it was claimed to irritate the skin. Now, with new formulas, retinol has become more and more popular.

Retinol or retinoic acid (vitamin A acid) is known for being an essential anti wrinkle ingredient and an anti age photo protector (UV protection).

We have tested the Activ Retinol 1.0 by Dermaceutic, Intense Anti-Age Serum and noticed the immediate action of the product: smoother brighter skin. On an instant wrinkles seem to be filled and this needs to be done once a day on the wrinkled spots. It must not exaggerate and keep it mixed with moisturizing and UV protection creams.

The Serum is better absorbed that the cream

The serum is more easily absorbed by the skin than the cream. It penetrates deep into the dermis and administrates concentrated key active ingredients into the skin. Resulting from the carotene, retinol is actually vitamin A and is the natural precursor of retinoic acid. On the skin it turns into retinoic acid. Retinol is, with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and fruit acids, the most effective ingredients against wrinkles and loss of firmness.

It works on the surface and the depth of the skin:

On the surface:

Exfoliating effect that smooths he skin texture and brightens

Antioxidant effect

Regulates melanocyte: reduces the intensity of dark spots

Deep into the dermis:

Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin,

Increases the concentration of hyaluronic acid.

Retinol, the anti-ageing molecule by excellence

Retinol is the anti-aging molecule par excellence reducing wrinkles, dark spots, tones the skin and brightens the complexion.

For its beneficial effects on the skin, you need a high concentration of retinol (at least 0.3%) which may be irritating to the skin if it is fine and dry . Nowadays, laboratories have succeeded in developing new cosmetics retinol-based lines that are no longer irritating to the skin, this by including anti-inflammatory agents or by controlling its release and its distribution in the skin (eg. ACTIV RETINOL 0.5 or 1% of Dermaceutic laboratory on

Retinol, a great anti-age ingredient next to hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants

However, it is advisable to start with the application of ACTIV RETINOL 0.5 at 2 times a week and then gradually increase to reach a daily application, the evening or the morning on clean, dry skin. If your skin tolerates the concentration of 0.5%, you can move on to ACTIV RETINOL 1%.

ACTIV RETINOL 0.5, sérum anti-âge avant 45 ans

Most of all, we need to take into account the importance of these ingredients in order to fight age and have a healthy skin but we also have to be aware that these elements alone cannot help you look any younger  if you do not have a healthy lifestyle (healthy eating and a lot of physical exercises daily).

Editor Andra Oprea