We are constantly monitoring and compiling research on ingredients associated with ageing skin. The most effective anti-ageing ingredient, Vitamin A (Retinol), has 40 years of study behind it, with an astounding amount of clinical data supporting its benefits in ageing. Retinol is one of the most sought-after ingredients for the treatment of both acne and ageing.
So, how does it work? Once applied to your skin, it is converted into Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin) – the same compound as the prescription drug, ‘Retin A’. Retinoic Acid signals cells to produce more collagen and less melanin whilst boosting cellular regeneration, thickening the underlying dermis, and reverse signs of ageing.
Studies also show that topically applied Retinol stimulates Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps your skin hydrated and plump while visibly reducing wrinkles’ appearance. Retinoids also bind to DNA in sebocytes to balance the amount of sebum (oil) they produce, inhibiting the build-up of bacteria that leads to acne.
As part of this formula, we have included a synergistic blend of Phospholipids and Ceramides identical to those found in your skin. They fill the spaces between your skin’s cells like mortar or cement, keeping your barrier functioning effectively as underlying tissues become less reactive. Skin correction becomes easier, reducing any potential for irritation or redness.
Caution: In the early stages of treatment, we recommend alternating the days when you use A+ until your skin has built up enough tolerance for daily use. Because retinoids make your skin photosensitive and more susceptible to UV, we recommend using them at night; the opposite end of the day to your Vitamin C complex, as they may cancel each other out.