One of the most searched for ingredients in skincare, most of us have heard of retinol. However, despite seeing it everywhere you go, both online and in store, and possibly even having used it already, not many of us are sure what it does, when we should use it and why. We’re hear to give some clarity on this skin clearing superstar so that you can properly incorporate retinol into your routine.
What is Retinol?
Predominantly made up of Vitamin A, retinol is a type of Retinoid that is available over the counter and in our skincare products. Retinoids work by helping to stimulate cell turnover, helping the skin to product collagen at a healthy rate which keeps skin renewed, plump and youthful, helping to prevent and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They also can be effective in treating acne and blemishes, helping to clear pores and regenerating cells to reveal healthy skin.