Retinol is a very well-known anti-aging ingredient – for good reason! It can reduce wrinkles, helps build skin structure and acts as an antioxidant against free radicals. In this article, you will learn what forms of retinol are available and how it works best in the skin.

A few topics that we will touch on in this article:

  • How can Retinol help your skin?
  • What is Retinol and how does it work?
  • Retinol: Antioxidant
  • What type of derivates of Retinol exist?
  • Is there a Retinol alternative?
  • Is Retinol dangerous?
  • Retinol and sun

How can Retinol help your skin? 

Retinol has been used in anti-aging for years.  Studies go back more than 40 years. The positive effect on the appearance of the skin has been proven multiple times over again. Throughout these studies, the pioneering finding was: Retinol can really reduce wrinkles.

But overall, it can do so much more:

  1. Retinol supports the structure of the skin through reduction of collagen break-down and the stimulation of collagen production.
  2. It is used in the acne and pigmentation treatment.
  3. Finally, it is one of the most potent antioxidant against free radicals.

Thus it is not only for customers with anti-ageing concerns but also those that want to introduce a powerful antioxidant in their skincare routine as well an acne treatment ingredient.

What is Retinol and how does it work?

Retinol is a very effective form of vitamin A. Retinol/Vitamin A is a man-made, and vegan ingredient. Any brand calling their product ‘vegan’ should be referring to the entire formula and/or the lack of animal testing in their own product.

This vitamin plays an important role in building the skin structure. The top layer of the skin is formed by horny cells (corneocytes). Vitamin A promotes the formation of these cells and supports the skin’s regeneration process. It ensures a skin-improving effect and visibly smoother skin.

Thus it has also been research in