What is Retinol?

Vitamin A is healthy to eat, but it is also beneficial to put it on your skin! So, what is retinol? Retinol, a form of vitamin A, has been used for years to treat acne, but more recently has become part of the daily skincare routine — and the war on wrinkles — of many.

Now Retinol is hands down the industry’s gold standard ingredient. It has the power to help accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots for firmer, smoother, and more evenly-toned skin.

It works by encouraging basal cells (in the lowest layer of the skin) to divide, and as a result, you get more new epidermal cells that migrate up to the skin’s surface and eventually become the rooftop.


The more Retinol you put on the skin, the more these new cells appear at the surface, at which point a mechanism kicks in that wants to shed the excess skin – that’s the exfoliation process.

Everyone’s skin reacts differently to Retinol. Some people experience temporary redness, flakiness, peeling, and sensitivity because their skin lacks enough “retinoid receptors.”

Retinoid receptors are proteins naturally found in the skin. They act like shuttles that carry and release retinoids (Vitamin A derivatives) into skin cells, triggering collagen production. Retinol – the most potent form of retinoid available without a prescription.

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Brilliant Bakuchiol- Natural Retinol Alternative – Anti Aging Serum – With Hyaluronic Acid, Vit C, Peptides and Matrixyl

This is the ultimate retinol nighttime treatment for those with aging skin, including fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and firm the skin with retinopeptide and stem cell extract technology
  • Strengthen skin with minimal irritation using stabilized retinol
  • Reduce age-related skin yellowing and redness with niacinamide
  • It uses the patented OmniSome delivery system to carry ingredients deeper into the skin for superior results.


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