What is Retinol?
Vitamin A is an extremely effective anti-oxidant and skin-transforming ingredient, formed to help diminish visible signs of aging.
Research shows it can help visibly diminish fine lines and wrinkles, increase the appearance, firmness and significantly improve uneven skin tone and much more. Studies have clearly shown that retinol naturally increases cell turn over more so than any other products on the current aesthetic market. As a skin specialist working with Retinol for many years on different skin types makes it for me one of the most exciting anti-oxidant skincare ingredient in use by us skin experts today!

What you need to know about Retinol?
If you are new to retinol, start with the lowest percentage availableand build up
until your skin aclimatises but this is best purchased through a skin specialist or medical practicitioner.
Generally you would begin using it once a week and then gradually you can build up to using retinol on a more regular basis. However, when using retinol its best to look for products that have other combined
brilliant ingrediants because as great as retinol is everyone’s skin needs a mixture of beneficial ingredients to thrive and look younger for longer!

 

A few tips to note
Just before you start shopping for your new miracle ingredient always have on the ready a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or greater, this way you will get maxium benfeits from your retinol product and ensure full protection of your skin.

Refrain from other agressive types of cleaning and instead infuse your skin with topical anti-oxidants such as vitamin c and stem cells.

I always recommend using hylauronic acid alongside retinol to counter act the side effects such as dryness or flakiness that may occur.

Unfortunately it is a product that is not to be used during pregnancy.

 

Recommended Retinol products
The two retinol products that I would recommend and regularly prescribe to our clients are the Image Ageless Repair cream and Ageless Total Retinol-A creme.

 
Ageless Total Repair Cream
This fabulous anti-ageing defence cream combined with anti-oxidants helps to dimish the appearance of wrinkles and firms the skin as well as nourish and hydrate to promote healty, more yourthful skin. Use it with Vitamin C serum for the ultimate anti-ageing effect.

 

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Image Ageless Total Retinol-A Creme
This highly concentrated blend of retinol and polypeptides comes in a cream form that resurfaces, visibly rejuvenates and repairs the look of aging, acne prone and sun damaged skin. Apply at night time only and always wear an SPF. Use this product inconjunction with a hydrating serum such as Hylauronic Acid serum

Total Retinol A creme