Should You Have Retinol in Your Skin Care?
Retinol is a form of vitamin A, and when used, our skin cells convert it to retinoic acid, which has been clinically proven to have skin health benefits.
Although retinol is known for its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can cause irritation. When using Retinol for the first time, there is often a break-in period in which redness, peeling or dryness can occur. For those of us with sensitive skin, we already have an impaired skin barrier and are therefore more susceptible to this type of reaction. My advice would be not to overdo it. It's always very tempting to load a product to see the results, but with Retinol it doesn't work and it increases irritation. If you want to introduce the product into your routine, always test it first and then slowly – starting with lower retinol levels and gradually building up.
As your skin adapts to retinol, try to avoid other products that can be irritating, such as. B. hot soaps, and use a trustworthy, non-irritating detergent to avoid further irritation or dryness, such as B. our Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. It is also best to always use sunscreen.
Use a really nourishing moisturizer that can help you remove any sensitivities and prevent water from getting out of your skin. Our retirement trust cream contains ectoin, which helps with irritation, and hyaluronic acid to keep water in the skin.
When choosing a retinol product, remember the packaging. Retinol breaks down under the influence of air and light. So choose something that has an airtight container and an opaque bottle.
It is important to understand that retinol has no immediate effect. You won't notice a difference overnight. It can take months for results to become visible. So you have to be pretty patient.
Our rose hip organic regeneration oil is an alternative option for sensitive skin types. Although it does not contain vitamin A, it contains beta-carotene, a precursor (inactive form) of vitamin A. This means that the body has to convert the beta-carotene to vitamin A, which is not the case when applied to the skin (but when it is recorded). However, beta-carotene acts as a great antioxidant on the skin and helps protect against free radicals such as UV light or pollution.