Retinol helps stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, from both photo – and intrinsic – ageing. Additionally, they help minimise the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin.
Skinceuticals has two different strengths of retinol. Pure Retinol o.5 is a lightweight formulation which contains o.5% retinol. Although results may be less intense, Pure Retinol 0.5 will promote the same benefits as Pure Retinol 1.0 because of its progressive properties. Retinol 1.0 contains 1% retinol, the highest concentration currently available, and should only be used for advanced treatment of skin already conditioned by a lower-concentration retinol.
If your skin is sensitive to retinol, begin by limiting use to once or twice a week, then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated. Apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.5 or Retinol 1.0 to thoroughly cleansed skin in the evening. Carefully avoid the eyes and the corner of the eyes. To ensure optimal results, do not use any corrective or moisturizing products the same evening as applying Skinceuticals retinol.