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Retinol - what is it?

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. Most experts and dermatologists consider it the last word in effective and “active” skin care. Research has shown its ability to address a wide range of skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation and even acne.

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Some By Mi Retinol Intense Reactivating Serum – 30 ml

The serum improves the texture of the skin, acting effectively, while very delicately, without irritation and dryness: reduces the depth of wrinkles, tightens enlarged pores, improves elasticity and smoothes the texture.

Price €24.30

Cosrx The Retinol 0.1 Cream - 20 ml

Renewing face cream with retinol is aimed at effective anti-aging action and the fight against wrinkles. Suitable for: All skin types. Advantages: Accelerates cell renewal of the skin, prevents the appearance of uneven relief and wrinkles. Prevents moisture loss, helping to maintain smoothness...

Price €29.38

THE POTIONS Retinol Serum - 30 ml

An effective retinol serum that fights the signs of aging, firms the skin and brightens its tone. This retinol-enriched serum significantly improves skin firmness, reduces wrinkles, tightens pores, reduces pigmentation and brightens the skin. Retinol is an ingredient that promotes collagen...

Price €27.35

CLIV Retinol Lifting Ampoule - 30 ml

CLIV Retinol Lifting Ampoule with Retinol. This retinol ampoule with 85% collagen helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving the effect of tightening the skin. Provides deep nourishment and improves skin elasticity thanks to collagen. Smoothes the skin's texture with retinol. Protects the...

Price €27.35

CLIV Retinol Lifting Eye Cream - 20 ml

CLIV Retinol Lifting Eye Cream is a lifting cream with retinol for tired skin with signs of aging and loss of elasticity.  Tightens, tones and instantly smoothes the skin. Reduces wrinkles, firms the skin and reduces dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.  The applicator in the form of a...

Price €27.35

Some By Mi Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream -...

Some By Mi Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream has a comprehensive action against mimic and purse-string wrinkles, dark circles and pigmentation. Tightens and helps to smooth the skin, prolongs youth and perfectly moisturizes. The product can be used locally on areas that require...

Price €20.40

Some By Mi Retinol Intense Reactivating Mask - 22 ml

Anti-aging fabric mask with retinol and bakuchiol Some By Mi Retinol Intense Reactivating Mask activates internal renewal processes, thereby smoothing, softening and increasing skin elasticity, reducing the severity of wrinkles, pigmentation and other age-related changes. The mask smoothes the...

Price €3.00

VT Cosmetics Cica Reti-A Cream - 30 ml

A team of the best specialists develops balanced and active VT Cosmetic formulations in its own research center. The brand's products include high-quality ingredients, which makes the cosmetics useful and effective.

Price €33.45

How to use retinol?

As with all active skin care products, using retinol is key to success. It is best to use it only at night, after using a cleanser and before applying a regenerating anti-wrinkle cream at night. It is also good to use hyaluronic acid in addition to the cream. With a good quality serum, absorption will be fast and there is no need to delay applying moisturizer.

When applying retinol to your skin, it is important not to apply too much retinol too early. Beginners should start by using it once a week, gradually increasing the dose to every other night. Immersion in deep water can cause skin irritation and peeling. Patience is also required when it comes to results. Expect your skin to improve in about three to six months, depending on the product you use.

It's also important to use a good broad-spectrum SPF (30 or higher) every day when using any retinol, as it can increase skin sensitivity. This rule applies both in winter and summer.

Retinol is the ideal care solution!

Simply put, retinol is a type of retinoid. Retinol speeds up the rate of cell turnover in the skin, meaning new, fresh skin cells reach the skin's surface faster than they would naturally. This activity has many aesthetic benefits.

From a skin perspective, retinoids work at a deep cellular level to help increase collagen and elastin production, reduce cell aging and clogged pores, and regulate sebum production. Vitamin A cannot be produced by the body and therefore must be supplied through food, by topically nourishing our skin through sensitive skin care.

What does retinol do?

The cell regeneration that retinol triggers can have far-reaching benefits for many skin types and concerns. Retinol reduces the visibility of age spots, reduces wrinkles, brightens the skin and is an anti-aging cosmetic. It also improves skin elasticity, even in mature and sensitive skin.

There are many studies examining the role of retinol in reducing common signs of accelerated aging. Many people have found that they are able to reduce wrinkles associated with photoaging (or sun damage).

Retinol also shows promise in treating acne-prone skin types, and studies have shown that the retinoid family can reduce active breakouts as well as inhibit the formation of new ones. Skin texture, including scarring and pigmentation, may also improve significantly.

What are the side effects of retinol?

There are several potential problems with many skin care products containing retinol. Some brands use essentially inert amounts that provide no benefit to the skin, while others have retinoid-based formulations so strong that the risk of side effects outweighs the benefits. These side effects (namely dry, flaky skin and mild irritation) are becoming less common as innovation in cosmetics continues. The best retinol products on store shelves today use advanced formulations and slow-release capsule delivery systems to avoid irritation caused by increased cell turnover.

When to Increase Retinol Levels?

Considering that retinoids can be used to combat everything from acne to hyperpigmentation and signs of premature aging. It's very helpful to identify and track this from the beginning (preferably with selfies).

When switching to a stronger formula, your skin will often go through a transition period while it acclimatizes. To soften the effects of retinol, it is recommended to use moisturizing hyaluronic acid. Prepare for this by applying it every other day first, and try applying a layer of moisturizer first to help absorb the stronger product.

This cycle can repeat until you resolve the problem or reach a threshold for retinoid production in your skin. The situation may change depending on the season, so remember that what was difficult to deal with in the winter may be much easier in the spring.

Retinol and sensitive skin

Many people with sensitive skin think they simply can't use retinol, but that's not true. You can also use lower concentrations of retinol to avoid skin irritation. Retinol cream has anti-inflammatory properties, which may be the cause of sensitive skin. It is often recommended to simultaneously use cosmetics containing vitamin E.

After cleansing, it is recommended to apply moisturizer or hyaluronic acid to sensitive areas of the face, such as around the eyes, mouth, chin and neck, followed by a retinol product. Leave on for 15 minutes and then apply a second layer of daily moisturizer as the top layer of your skincare sandwich. As your skin gets used to retinol over time, you may want to skip the first layer, which contains moisturizing ingredients.