Adding on to the list of skin ingredient that created a buzz in the beauty and wellness industry with their miraculous properties is Retinol. It isn’t a particularly new ingredient but has managed to catch the fancy of most beauty gurus and skin care regime experts. The ingredient has been associated with properties such as anti-aging, anti-acne, scar treatment as well as skin tone improvement. Let's take a look at What is Retinol, how Retinol benefits the skin and how can we incorporate it in our skin care routine.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative, that has the essential ability of enhancing cell functioning and turnover. This beauty ingredient has demonstrated the ability to revitalize the skin, even out the skin tone, fight acne vulgaris and reduce subsequent scarring, by boosting collagen production within the skin and working as a skin exfoliator. It can also function like an antioxidant and help fight free radicals that cause most skin damage. This ingredient can seem like a one stop destination for all skin care woes by buffing away dead cells from the skin, unclogging pores, and brightening the complexion. Retinol benefits the skin by going deep within the skin epidermis and boosting the overall skin quality and health. We have just given you a small glimpse into the huge host of benefits that you can derive out of Retinol based products.
Benefits of Retinol on skin
1. Boosts collagen production
Collagen is an extremely crucial building block of the body that is predominantly present in the skin and bones. Over time, with old age and excessive sun exposure the Collagen production can start to decline, causing the skin to appear drier and resulting in the appearance of fine lines. Retinol amplifies the production of collagen thereby preventing early collagen breakdown and helping the skin to stay youthful.
2. Prevents signs of premature aging
Early sign of aging can be a result of several factors. Prolonged sun exposure, smoking, poor sleeping habits, excessive alcohol and caffeine intake, poor lifestyle and excessive work stress. Sometimes these can be completely out of our control, much like genetic factors. Retinol doesn’t just smooth out existing fine lines and wrinkles, but also prevents relatively newer ones from making their appearance. Retinol has the ability to penetrate deeper within layers of the skin. Once in the middle dermis, retinol helps boost collagen production within the skin. This helps with firming the skin texture while retaining its youthful elasticity and reducing signs of premature aging.
3. Brightens dull skin
Several environmental stressors can collectively work to clog the pores, causing the skin to appear dull and damaged. Retinol functions as a skin exfoliator that gently gets rid of dead skin cells revealing a much brighter and supple looking skin underneath. This in effect helps brighten dull skin complexion.
4. Treats acne
Uses Retinol for acne and acne scars cannot be undermined. Retinol can help balance and regulate sebum production in the skin thereby making the skin a lot less oily. It also helps keep pores from clogging, resulting in fewer blackheads, cysts, and pimples. Topical treatments infused with retinol have the ability to smoothen out acne scars and improve overall skin texture.
5. Psoriasis treatment
Some relatively seriously skin impediments can also be treated using topical retinol-based ointments and creams. Retinoids have the ability to hamper the growth of Psoriasis causing skin cells in patients suffering with the skin condition. The retinoid treatment is generally done in combination with steroid treatments for best results.
6. Treats Undereye Puffiness
Anti-oxidant properties of Retinol are effective in helping reduce undereye puffiness. While retinoid can be an effective choice, one must keep in mind that owing to the sensitive nature of undereye skin area, it is generally recommended that one only use those creams that come in low retinol concentrations to help treat puffiness.
7. Anti-oxidant properties
Retinol is a rich antioxidant, has the ability to fight free radicals present in the body. Free radicals break down the collagen presents in our skin which is the number one cause of premature skin aging and loose skin. Therefore, by ridding the body of free radicals, retinol helps restore skin and makes it look a lot healthier, smoother and vibrant.
8. Uneven skin texture
Retinol is effective in evening out the skin tone and complexion by helping reduce sun spots, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. This property of retinol is a direct consequence of its ability to boost the production of collagen and elasticity in the skin.
9. Retinol for oily skin
Retinol has the ability to help regulate sebum production in the skin thereby controlling excessive oiliness of the skin. This further helps relieving all other such skin ailments that are a direct consequence of extremely oily skin.
Side effects of retinolIn usually prescribed quantities and concentration retinol can be a completely harmless skin care routine ingredient. However, it is advised that one consult their dermatologist and discontinue usage of retinol products in case of any of these potential side-effects:
- Dryness & Skin Irritation
- Peeling Skin
- Redness caused by Inflammation
- Sun Sensitivity
- Flaky skin
TAC The Ayurveda Co. Retinol Enriched Products
The huge array of retinol products present in the market can make the entire process of finding the right product really tedious. TAC is here to simplify that for you. TAC’s Vitamin C & Retinol face serum and Nalpamaradi, Ashwagandha & Retinol night cream with their naturally derived retinol in perfect scientifically prescribed concentrations and ancient ayurvedic formulation are just the right products you were looking for to add into your skin care routine.
1. TAC The Ayurveda Co. Vitamin C & Retinol Face Serum
The synergistic blend of Vitamin C & Retinol present in the TAC Retinol face serum improves the complexion and makes skin even toned. The serum helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, smoothens crowfeet, and reduces dark circles. The retinol present in TAC’s skin care products is 100% naturally derived. This Naturally extracted Retinol works on fighting hyper pigmentation and blemishes and creates visibly young and flawless skin upon continues use.
This Vitamin C and Retinol face serum is a revolutionary blend of naturally derived ingredients that imparts flawless skin by firming & improving the skin complexion. It is essential in reducing acne and blemishes from skin. It creates a smooth skin thereby clearing out pores and removing grime. This retinol face serum helps in rejuvenating the layers of skin and helps to revitalize skin glow. It provides a much younger looking skin. The naturally extracted Retinol from plants reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and smoothens crow’s feet.
Retinol serum benefits the skin by shielding against pollution and unwanted debris thereby clearing the skin of blemishes. It also helps reduce pigmentation and blemishes to provide visibly toned, pore-less, and clear skin. Retinol face serum helps in tightening the pores to lock the moisture in. This keeps the skin feeling hydrated for longer. This serum has been made with all-natural ingredients and no added chemicals have been used. The plant derived acids diminishes wrinkles and fades ageing spots.
2. TAC The Ayurveda Co. Nalpamaradi & Curcumin with Natural Retinol Night Cream
Restore your youthful glow and reduce the early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation with this light-weight, ayurvedic Night Cream. Infused with Nalpamaradi, Ashwagandha & Retinol, the Night Cream works magic at night and helps boost collagen, replenish the skin's natural sheen and makes it visibly tight & toned. This night cream with its light-weight formulation, supplies moisture to the dry parts of your face without making your face appear excessively greasy. Therefore, your face is kept hydrated all day long. It has Ayurveda ingredients like Nalpamaradi, Ashwagandha with naturally derived Retinol. Super smooth and quick absorbing, this retinol anti-aging cream ensures that your skin has an even complexion along with having a finer skin texture. This retinol night cream boosts collagen and helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation with other signs of ageing. The retinol alters the behavior of aged cells & smooths and refines skin's texture. It has the miraculous ability of enhancing skin radiance and treating aging. Vitamin C & Retinol Brighten dull skin by exfoliating at a cellular level, which results in brighter and smoother new skin. This serum is Skin-friendly, Chemical-free & without any Paraben and Minerals. The ingredients are neither derived nor tested on animals and can be used on all skin types making it the best retinol night cream for your skin care routine.