Retinol, the superstar of ingredients, is a form of Vitamin A. The tiny molecules that form retinol go deep beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to your dermis, rather than scraping dead skin cells as many other anti-aging and acne ingredients do.
1.Slows the aging process
While you are in your 30’s, your cells transform over every 28 days, forming new and pristine skin. In mid 30’s, cell regeneration speeds down, while the skin will appear dusty, gray, and wrinkled.
Retinol tricks your body into thinking it’s younger than it is, by speeding up cell turnover. It fades wrinkles, dark spots, and plumps your complexion.
2.There are more types of retinol
The lightest type of retinol is retinyl palmitate, the second is retinaldehyde, and the most powerful one is adapalene (also known for treating acne).
3.The multi-tasking ingredient
Retinoids are the most effective in preventing wrinkles and fine lines, but they also refresh your complexion. They will plump up the skin, clear and shrink pores while fading dark spots and redness by increasing collagen and elastin production.