Retinol evens out the skin tone, reduces discoloration, smoothes wrinkles, reduces seborrhea. It belongs to the golden four of active ingredients, also known as the golden standard of care.
What is worth knowing and how to use cosmetics with retinol? Preparations with retinol don’t come off the top of the most effective. Cosmetics with reinoids are a remedy for the aging process and promote global rejuvenation: they shallow wrinkles, brighten the color and firm.
Is retinol good for everyone?
To start care with this ingredient, it is worth paying attention to what form of retinoid the cosmetic contains, what concentration it is, and what substances accompany it. Usually, the skin should be accustomed to the use of vitamin A, gradually increasing the concentration of retinol and the frequency of its application. On the other hand, the InVitive series uses such concentrations of retinol and such a form of ingredient transport (ceramide coatings, gradual release of retinol deep into the skin), so that it is not necessary to “adjust the skin” or use it as a periodic treatment. Invitive are cosmetics that can be used continuously throughout the year, also in summer (with minimum SPF 30 sun protection).
Properties of retinol
Retinol is responsible for the formation and growth of skin cells, protects against transepidermal water loss, normalizes the work of sebaceous glands, and prevents discoloration by regulating the processes of melanogenesis. The skin deals with all these changes in the perimenopause period. That is why it is worth introducing Dr Irena Eris InVitive with retinol. These cosmetics, created with the needs and condition of the skin in mind during this period.
InVitive cosmetics contain active ingredients with carriers that enable and facilitate their penetration into the skin, where they are gradually released. As a result, the rejuvenating effect is extended. They contain pure retinol at a concentration of 0.1% and 0.15%, which is closed in microspheric ceramide carriers. As a result, the action of this substance is 7 times longer, and the penetration 2.5 times greater than in the case of ordinary retinol without ceramide shells. Vitamin A has an exfoliating effect, so its “company” is also extremely important – not all ingredients can be used when using retinoids and not all of them can be combined with it. In the InVitive range, the advanced collagen heptapeptide PSC III (Peptide Collagen Stimulator) was used in the formula of the products. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen III and I, which has a smoothing and firming effect on the skin.
In addition, InVitive also includes Pro-retinol from blue-green microalgae, which is a nutritional bomb with as many as 11 vitamins (including vitamins A and B), as well as 11 amino acids and 5 minerals. Pro-retinol works similar to pure retinol, but does not react with the sun, so it is safe to use in day care.
To bed with retinol
Retinoids and the pure form of vitamin A (retinol) exfoliate the skin, which is beneficial for improving the color, firming and reducing seborrhea. But it may be associated with the appearance of sun discoloration. Therefore, it is recommended to use cosmetics with retinol at night, and during the day to use preparations with high SPF protection.
InVitive Wrinkle Minimizing Replenishing Night Cream with retinol reduces wrinkles and smooths the epidermis structure. In addition, it normalizes the secretion of sebum, moisturizes and regenerates the skin. This is due to the active ingredients that contain: peptide and pure retinol at a concentration of 0.1%. Apart from them, the cream also contains azeloglycine, i.e. a combination of azelaic acid and glycine. It is a hit in lightening discoloration and regulating the secretion of sebum. InVitive Retinol Night Cream also contains nourishing and regenerating ceramides and argan oil.
The InVitive Instant Smoothing & Perfecting Night Serum with retinol smooths the skin. It reduces unevenness and reduces wrinkles, as well as improves hydration, lubrication and color. It contains pure retinol at a concentration of 0.15%, which, when combined with the InVitive Retinol Night Cream, gives as much as 0.25% of this ingredient. In addition, the serum contains a peptide, an oil complex with vitamin E, and highly mineralized sea water. A good serum with retinol also works perfectly to reduce and contract the pores and regulate the work of the sebaceous glands. How to use InVitive Retinol Serum? You can apply them in the evening after cleansing your face solo, or you can just combine them with a retinol night cream from the same line to increase the concentration of vitamin A.
The vitamin of youth
Retinol, or vitamin A, is known as the vitamin of youth due to its smoothing, smoothing, smoothing and firming effect. However, in order for the skin to derive the most benefits from this vitamin, it is worth using products with retinol wisely and as intended. InVitive Wrinkle Smoothing Restorative Day Cream SPF 30 is a day cream with retinol. But instead of pure retinol as in the case of night care, its formula contains natural pro-retinol obtained from blue-green algae. Unlike retinol, it does not react with UV radiation, so using it there is no risk of discoloration. It also does not cause irritation, but has a rejuvenating effect and is a vitamin bomb for the skin. The day cream also contains moisturizing emollients to soften the skin, as well as lotus flower extract to prevent the skin from shining.
You can see age-related changes in the eye area the fastest, so it is important to choose the right cream for the care of this area. Due to the structure of the skin around the eyes, which is the thinnest and only 0.5 mm thick, and therefore more sensitive to irritation and delicate, it is worth using vitamin A or its derivatives only in appropriate concentrations and formulas. InVitive Age Correcting Moisture Eye Cream SPF 20 contains natural pro-retinol from blue-green algae, a protein-peptide complex that strengthens the structure of collagen and elastin. Therefore, it has anti-wrinkle, moisturizing and smoothing properties. In addition, it reduces swelling and redness around the eyes thanks to the extract of rowan buds, which improves blood and lymph microcirculation.