Few weeks ago, we talked about retinol eye cream and how it is so less concentrated compared to the face cream version, so when I thought of it, it won’t make any sense to recommend you the best retinol eye creams and not the face creams because the face needs to be treated as well as the eyes. The major difference between the two is simply that the power of face cream is more intensive than eye cream due to the delicate skin on the eyes (the skin on the eyes is thin and does not require any aggressive treatment).
This brings us to today’s article, retinol is known to speed up (a proliferated speed) skin cell turnover, and in the process, the skin becomes resilient with fewer wrinkles and fine lines, and the continuous usage of this skincare hero ingredient, the more your skin benefits from it. Retinol is great for creating youthful, hydrated plump skin, and can be found in face creams and face serums since that’s our focus in today’s read. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is topically applied to the skin, It aids the skin’s normal exfoliation process to clarity, smoothness, and a much more even-toned complexion, which is what makes it a game changer in any skincare routine.
Heads up! retinol in skincare products is known to cause flaky dry skin, redness, and irritations, if used incorrectly and not suitable for your skin type. This is why you’re best advised to get to know your skin, start with only once a week, then increase the frequency to twice a week, then every day if you prefer, I usually stop at three times a week. You can only use retinol in the form of face cream or face serum at night because the sun rays during the day are known to deactivate retinol. The use of sun creams of 30 SPF is also advised because the skin becomes more sensitive with the use of retinol due to its ability to exfoliate, but its potency in reducing and getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines can’t be understated. You can’t use retinol when pregnant and If you’re in doubt please speak to your dermatologist.
In addition, retinol in face creams and face serums is known to stimulate collagen production and collagen is known to provide strength and elasticity to the skin which in turn prevents skin sagging that leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates hyaluronic acid production in the skin, to keep skin moisturised, hydrated, plumped, and bouncy. If your skincare goal this year is to increase the quality of your skin and change its texture, then consistent use of retinol face cream and face serum is advised. I believe the usage of both the cream and serum forms in your skincare routine three times a week will help you achieve your skincare goals (not forgetting to start once and increase the frequency while you study how your skin responds to it).
When it comes to application, the serum form comes after toning, and the cream form comes after applying your serums in your nightly skincare routine. One pump or one full pipette is enough in the serum version while a pea size in cream form is enough, less is more with retinol. You can use retinol alongside hydrating ingredients like glycerin, peptides, and ceramides, all to protect your skin barrier.
What makes a good retinol face cream and serum? a good retinol face cream and serum have to be suitable for all skin types, it has to have a minimum of 0.01 percent or more to be effective (noting that the percentage range depends on what you think your skin can handle, start slowly and build up the strength as you go), 1% is great for the skin that’s used to using retinol.
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