SKIN SCIENCE / Home / Posts / Why Retinoids are the Gold Standard of Anti-Aging

Alumier Skin Experts / November 8, 2016

Why Retinoids are the Gold Standard of Anti-Aging

As they say: the best defense is a good offence; and in the fight against anti-aging, Retinol is your skin’s new best friend.

Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, improves the body’s immune system, vision and skin—literally turning back the clock on its appearance. Once applied to the skin, retinoids thicken the epidermis, increase collagen production, and disperse abnormal pigment.

Retinol packs more punch than any other anti-aging ingredient out there—it is able to fight many facets of anti-aging at once. Plus, there are over 30 years of research data behind it, making it the most extensively studied anti-aging therapy ever.

Retinoids are able to combat:
• Irregular pigmentation (uneven skin tone)
• Photodamage (caused by the sun)
• Crepiness (from loss of elasticity)
• Uneven skin texture
• Acne
• Fine wrinkles

They’re a powerhouse you definitely want on your side—Retinoids can do all this while boosting collagen production, making skin appear plumper, thicker and smoother. What more could you want?

For aging women suffering from acne, Retinol is a great double-hitter. Epithelial cells in the follicle differentiate as they start in the basal layer, and then end up keratinized in the top layers. Retinol can normalize this process to keep the follicles open so that hairs don’t get stuck, clog pores and cause acne. Retinol exfoliates the skin, decongesting pores to reveal smooth, clear skin. It’s also great for fading those pesky pink marks that blemishes leave behind.

Skin aging is a combination of things that we can control (sun damage, smoking, diet, environment) and things we can’t (genes, gravity). Retinol puts the power back into your hands—it can easily be added into a skincare regimen to help control any future skin aging, while erasing any signs that already might have appeared on your skin.

There are a lot of other great anti-aging ingredients out there; Vitamin C, niacinamide, green tea, Reservatrol—the list goes on, partnered with Retinol will give you a great defence against the aging process and restore youth to skin.

Leave a Reply

Next Article

I recently flew back home from LAX on an overnight flight. I left LA at 11PM PST and landed in Ottawa at 9AM EST. Not only is that a long…