It’s likely you’ve heard of Retinol: the seemingly magic ingredient that can transform weatherbeaten skin into a glowing, youthful complexion. But what are Retinol serums, and can they actually make any significant difference? Put as simply as possible, yes.
Retinols are Vitamin A derivatives that help fight ageing by increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen production. Consistent use of products containing Retinol can decrease the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, texture, and sun damage. The keys to using this highly potent ingredient are introducing it slowly, using as directed, and following with moisturiser and SPF to help prevent redness and peeling.