Retinol is the new go-to skincare ingredient for its anti-ageing properties that help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin glow. In this blog, we look at retinol, why it’s used in skincare and how you can implement it into your own nighttime skincare routine.
What is Retinol?
Retinol, also called Vitamin A, is a yellow compound found in food such as fish-liver oil, yellow vegetables and egg yolk. While it has long been cited for assisting with vision and growth, it has more recently been hailed as an innovative and exemplary component in skincare.
Why is retinol used in skincare?
We incorporate retinol into our skincare formulas because of the following benefits it has:
- Brightening the skin
- Targets fine lines and wrinkles
- Targets dull skin
- Targets hyperpigmentation
- Promotes cellular turnover
It’s recommended to use retinol once or twice per week in the beginning. However, Neutriderm products contain a small amount of Retinol so it is not harsh on your skin and can be used daily. Retinol can provide benefits to your skin as soon as a few weeks, but it tends to be around six months that you experience real changes. Here you can visibly notice differences in the texture and appearance of your skin.
How to use Retinol in your skincare routine
It is important to use any product containing retinol at night as sunlight can diminish its power and can cause damage to the skin in severe cases.
Our Neutriderm Brightening Bar is a dermatologically approved formula containing retinol and Vitamin C. It decreases melanin formation, improves skin discoloration, nourishes the pH of your skin, and removes dead skin cells for a smoother and brighter complexion. This bar provides a nourishing cleanse without drying the skin, boosting collagen and instantly refreshing and brightening the appearance of your skin.
We recommend our Neutriderm Brightening Bar to cleanse in the evenings before applying our Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion. This product works in conjunction with the bar and improves the hydration of your skin as well as increasing elasticity, brightening your complexion, and increasing water retention. Made from an antioxidant-rich formula, it contains stabilised Retinol and Vitamin C.
In your skincare routine, first wet your Neutriderm bar before applying it to wet skin and massaging in gentle, circular motions. Be sure to cover your skin, taking care to avoid any irritated or broken areas as well as your eyes. Leave on your skin for a couple of minutes to experience the full benefits before rinsing it thoroughly and patting your skin dry.
Once the skin is dry, apply Neutriderm Brightening Body lotion in a circular motion. The carefully curated formula can be used on sensitive skin and intimate areas.
With regular use, you can experience fewer body wrinkles, increased cell renewal, and younger-looking skin.
When looking to introduce retinol into your skincare routine, try our Neutriderm Brightening Combo that is designed to smooth and brighten your skin.