Vitamin A (Retinol)
Connects to skin cell receptor sites and tell them to behave like healthy, younger skin cells. Vitamin A boosts cell turnover. Increases collagen. Reduces wrinkles. Evens skin tone. Increases density. Reduces acne and scarring & hyper-pigmentation.
A peptide with proven in BBC Horizon,to be a powerful skin repairing peptide. Restores key proteins collagen and fibrilin.
Rock Samphire (Sea Fennel) imitates the beneficial effects of Retinol, without skin irritation. A skin calming anti-inflammatory. We use together with retinol for enhanced results.
Boerhavia Diffusa Root. Has outstanding calming properties. Restores, softness, with instense soothing. Stimulates release of anti-irritant neuromediators in skin.
2/3 molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid.
Hydrates in dermis and epidermis as well as surface. Low weight, activates beta defensins that help prevent spots.
Squalane from Olives, supports natural moisture barrier and gives luxurious feel to skin. Light feel, well absorbed.
If you are wondering, is retinol good for your skin? The answer is most likely, yes! Retinol was discovered as a solution for acne and prescribed by dermatologists. By happy co-incidence, it was then found that retinol is good for anti-ageing (not my words) the skin too. Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A and help to reduce hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and to improve uneven skin tone. It works by increasing cell renewal and turnover. It boosts collagen production and it works by irritating the skin. It has been certified safe in the EU at maximum levels of 0.3% and can safely be used on teenagers to treat spots and acne type skin. There is growing opinion that little and often is the way to go for best results, rather than using high concentrations of up to 2-3%, unsupervised by a dermatologist. More is not always more, despite what your favourite influencer might say. Retinoids in skincare have been the subject of a BBC Horizon documentary showing scientific proof of their efficacy and there are hundreds of other studies that also confirm this.
Why is ours the best retinol cream or retinol serum?
- We use the maximum levels 0.3% and boost the retinol like action with Aroleat Samphira, which works like retinoids but with anti-inflammatory action
- Ours is Retinyl Palmitate which has a slow and sustained release into the skin. Therefore it is gentle, without making the molecule too large to be absorbed and be effective. Better than granactive retinoids
- We combine it with the peptide Matrixyl, to repair lines. Both high and low weight Hyaluronic Acid to give hydration through to the deeper layers of skin
- We include robust anti-inflammatory, so that this is the best retinol for sensitive skin and the best retinol for acne skin.
- And we add Squalene from olives. It strengthens and maintains the skin's natural moisture barrier, that can be compromised when using Vitamin A derivatives.
Retinol is a bit 'marmite' - you love it or are afraid of it. I fell into the latter camp until creating this product. Images of Samantha in Sex and the City after the chemical peel and reading terrible experiences of peeling, sore, flaking, red skin put me off. I wanted to make a formula that would be super effective, yet so gentle even sensitive skins could use it.
I insisted we use the maximum level of stabilised Retinol (Vitamin A Palmitate), which is 0.3% in the EU. I also wanted to combine it with Matrixyl 3000, a peptide proven to help repair skin and undo signs of ageing. We included Aroleat Samphira, which has a similar action to Retinol without increasing inflammation. We added further anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe as the Retinol works. Finally, a serious punch of hydration with two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid seals the deal.
If you want a real, visible change to your skin, there is no way around it - you have to use this in your routine.
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