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’. The increase of Retinoic Acid signals cells to produce more collagen and less melanin whilst boosting cellular regeneration, thickening the underlying dermis and reversing signs of ageing.
Studies show that topically-applied Retinol also stimulates Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps your skin hydrated and plump whilst visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Retinoids also bind to DNA in sebocytes to balance the amount of sebum (oil) they produce, inhibiting the bacteria that leads to acne.
Retinoids are known for drying the skin; for this reason, we have included a synergistic blend of phospholipids and ceramides, identical to those found in your skin, which fill the spaces between your skins cells, like mortar or cement, keeping the 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.