Retinol ( Vitamin A) is one of the most sought-after ingredients for treating ageing, acne and oily skin. As skincare experts, we constantly monitor and compile research on ingredients associated with ageing skin. With 40 years of study behind it, Retinol has an astounding amount of clinical data supporting its benefits in ageing.
So, how does it work?
Treatment of ageing: 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 reversing signs of ageing. Studies have also found that topically-applied Retinol stimulates Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps your skin hydrated and plump as it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Balancing treatment: Retinoids bind to DNA in sebocytes to inhibit the build-up of bacteria in clogged pores that lead to acne, blackheads and breakouts to effectively balance the amount of sebum (oil) they produce, keeping your skin clear from imperfections.
As part of this formula, we have included a synergistic blend of Phospholipids 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. The addition of skin-strengthening and repairing Vitamin B 5 and E enhances skin correction, 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, at the opposite time of day to C + complex, as they may also cancel each other out.