What is Retinol Cream?
Retinol cream and retinoids are derivatives from vitamin A. Retinoids are great to add to your skin care regimen to unclog pores, reduce fine lines by boosting collagen and even out skin discoloration. Retinoid treatments have been around as prescriptions to battle acne for nearly 40 years, but there are a variety of non-prescription retinoids, known as retinol, that can also improve wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration like age spots and acne scars. The difference is that retinol is slowly converted to retinoic acid, which makes it less potent and may take more time to see results.
Tips and Tricks
While retinol creams are very effective and safe for almost everyone to use, there are a few simple tips and tricks when using this treatment. First, the ingredient retinol is sensitive to sunlight so it’s best to apply it before bed at night. Or, if you do use it in the morning, be sure to pair it with a SPF product for sun production. We recommend Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer with SPF. With that being said, summer is a great time to start a retinol treatment—the humidity will help keep your skin more hydrated as it adjusts.
Second, a retinol treatment can cause dryness, redness and flaking, so easing into the treatment can help. Start by applying the cream every third night for the first two weeks. If your skin doesn’t show any signs of irritation, pick it up to every other night for two weeks. You can go for every night once you know you skin won’t dry out or flake. Apply the retinol cream after you wash your face, before applying Geneva Naturals Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum, and then apply a basic moisturizer after the retinol cream.
Best Non-Prescription Products
Retinoid prescriptions can be costly and insurance coverage varies by plan. Fortunately, there are many retinol treatments available that are effective and don’t require a visit to the dermatologist. Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Retinol is specifically formulated to restore firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. It also functions as an antioxidant that can interrupt the free radical damage process that causes wrinkling and other signs of aging.
A retinol cream is a great product to add when you’re looking for an effective anti-aging solution. It can increase collagen production, fade discolorations and has potential for building elastin that will revitalize your complexion. You’ll love have smoother and younger looking, ageless skin.