Skin care innovations often arrive at the rate of iPhone updates, with smart new technologies appearing every time you blink.
But there’s one anti-ageing ingredient that’s never fallen by the wayside: retinol. First used in over-the-counter creams in the 1970s, this powerful form of vitamin A is prized for its proven youth-enhancing results.
Retinol signals the body to produce collagen and new cells for firmer and smoother skin while also reducing hyperpigmentation and clogged pores.
Still, the superhero ingredient has its drawbacks. It can cause dryness and irritation, especially in the colder months, and has a tendency to become unstable (and therefore ineffective) in the presence of oxygen and light.
That is, until now. The latest retinol-spiked formulas feature intelligent time-release technology, anti-inflammatory peptides, ultra-replenishing moisturisers, and packaging to keep their ingredients lab-fresh.
Redefining skincare Retriderm is a cosmeceutical grade retinol skincare formula; the first and only retinol delivered in an oil-free, protein-rich, aqueous suspension.
It offers three serum strengths:
Retriderm Serum Mild: Retinol 0.5% for more sensitive skin or skin with less age and sun damage. Ideal as Step 1 in a Retriderm step-up program.
Retriderm Serum Plus: Retinol 0.75%. Perfect for those having used Retriderm Serum Mild.
Retriderm Serum Max: Retinol 1.0%. For more mature and sun-damaged skin.
These serums help diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles and age spots from both photo and intrinsic-ageing, minimise the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin.
Continued use delivers thicker, firmer and plumper skin and restores youthful radiance.
It’s easy to get excited and over-use the retinol serums, but it is important to note that, as vitamin A speeds up cell turnover, using too much could cause excessive flakiness as the skin sheds. And of course don’t forget to tell your clients to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!