It is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that also works wonders for acne-prone skin. Additionally, it is a very active ingredient that can cause irritation when overused. What is the ingredient? Retinol. We’ve answered your top questions about retinol in this blog, including what retinol is, the benefits of retinol, and how we formulate our clinical products you can use at home to visibly firm, smooth, and brighten. the skin health overnight.
Why Kate loves retinol
Our creator Kate loves vitamin A1 for lots of reasons, saying. “I have all my customers over 30 who utilize vitamin A1 two to three times a week. When it comes to visible age repair, it’s a total multi-tasker. Helping to remove environmental damage, reduce wrinkles, reduce scars. Minimize pore size, improve skin texture, and eliminate brown spots… it does it all!
How does retinol help fight age?
When you apply retinol topically, it helps fight the appearance of wrinkles by increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture. As your skin turns more hydrated, your face will seem to be fuller and the skin smoother. Vitamin A1 also assists to soften age spots and even skin tone. Plus, it’s a great exfoliator, unclogging pores and removing dead surface skin cells. Exfoliation also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by removing the superficial layers of skin. Leaving fresher, younger-looking skin exposed, which is ideal for visible age repair.
How Does Retinol Help With Acne?
Kate tells us that when my teenage son began utilizing retino. We saw a visible recovery in his skin and fewer numerous breakouts.
So how does retinol work on acne-prone skin? The exfoliating properties of retinol help prevent breakouts and clear existing breakouts from the surface of the skin. Exposing these new layers of skin also helps even out your skin tone and minimizes the visibility of acne scars. Along with its exfoliating benefits for acne-prone skin. Retinol is also helpful as it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help clear up breakouts.
How can I combine retinol with other active ingredients?
If you focus your skincare routine on age repair, you might be wondering, can I combine retinol with niacinamide? What other active ingredients help visibly firm the skin? If you are more focused on the skincare regimen to get rid of acne. You might be wondering can you use retinol while using salicylic acid?
While we answer these top questions in our other retinol blogs. We think it’s also important to educate yourself about the formulation of any retinol products you add to your beauty practice.
How does Kate Somerville formulate with retinol?
As mentioned above, retinol is an active ingredient that has the potential to irritate the skin. As skin health experts, we take the science of ingredient formulations down to an art. We understand what works and how to make extremely active things with gentle basics to deliver noticeable results fast. Often you will find that our products contain several different ingredients that perform similar functions. By expertly combining them, you get visible results without the inconvenience of downtime.
How do I start using retinol?
If you are innovative in utilizing vitamin A1 in your skincare routine. We suggest starting with one of the goat milk products that’s skillfully made with retinol. And other factors that mimic the visible results of retinol without inflammation. For example, our DermalQuench Liquid Lift™ + Retinol, Kate’s clinic-inspired oxygen facial, is clinically formulated with retinol and HPR (a retinoic acid ester) to deliver active ingredients in the skin health where they are quickly absorbed, visibly minimizing the appearance of pores, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving uneven skin tone without the irritation that often accompanies high concentrations of retinol.
This gentle formulation can be used on the skin several times a week. Start with once or twice a week, see how the skin reacts, and increase the frequency according to your age. For example, Kate recommends using retinol three times a week in your 30s. Four times a week in your 40s, and up to five times a week after age 50 and when your skin is acclimatized.
Which retinol products provide the best visible results for anti-aging?
By encapsulating our retinol in a ceramide, it stays on the surface of the skin. Releasing retinol faster into the skin’s lipids, visibly improving skin firmness. And promoting cell turnover that helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing radiance with minimal irritation.
How does Kate combine retinol with other active ingredients?
As skin health experts, we pride ourselves on expertly formulating. Our retinol products like goat milk soap to deliver visible results with no downtime. We also love being able to combine two powerful ingredients. Salicylic acid. And retinol in our Eradikate® Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment. Lightweight and expertly formulated with 2% salicylic acid and retinol, these ingredients help eliminate breakouts while improving blackheads, pimples, and overall skin health texture. We also have an effective retinol eye cream, the Kate Somerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream. It contains a combination of retinol and bio retinol to provide visible firming. And smoothing of the eye area without irritation.
Or, if you’re looking for a duo of powerful ingredients to target the visible signs of aging. Consider Kate’s Retinol Moisturizer + Vitamin C and Vita C Retinol Serum +. While retinol and vitamin C are both highly active and considered difficult to combine, Kate and her team of experts have found a way. Pure retinol and ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C). Join forces in a clinically stabilized formulation that firms smoothes and brightens skin overnight. Use once or twice a week – alternating evenings – to see visible results quickly.