Meet the queen of skincare ingredient: Retinol
Here comes the superior skincare ingredients, the great acne savior, Retinol! When you scroll through the internet, you can see Retinol has always been a controversial ingredient. There are just so many opinions and arguments about it. But don't make Retinol your enemy! Some of it is only just a myth. In fact, many dermatologists recommend Retinol because of its effectiveness.
What is Retinol?
Did you know that Retinol is a type of vitamin? Yes, derived from Vitamin A, it does more benefits to the skin than just anti-aging. As Retinol is a vitamin, it is also a type of antioxidant.
Unlike Retinoid, you can use Retinol without a doctor's prescription. It is available over the counter and is usually mixed with other ingredients to form serums or moisturizers.
Retinol is only a derivative, so it is less potent and safe to use for all skin types. It is gentle even on sensitive skin. The chance to irritate the skin is also low, with 90% of people on Retinol do not go through the purging state.
And if you are still in doubt, don't worry, Retinol is safe as long as you use it correctly.
So here are a few tips that you can follow to start using Retinol.
Don't surprise your skin by applying Retinol in a large quantity. Instead, use a pea-sized amount only. You can also try to apply it once every 2-3 days first. Monitor your skin tolerance. If there is no issue, you are ready to increase it into daily usage! Remember, slowly but surely.
Do not skip sunscreen
Retinol is a photosensitive ingredient. When you start using Retinol, it increases your skin sensitivity towards sunlight. So use a broad spectrum with SPF 50 sunscreen to have more protection. It is safe to use Retinol during the daytime as long as you apply sunscreen together!
Retinol sandwich method
If you are afraid that Retinol can sensitize your skin, here's an idea to do a Retinol sandwich method. To do it, apply a moisturizer for the first layer, followed by a Retinol layer, and lastly, seal it with the same moisturizer you used in the first layer. It is a perfect method for dry or sensitive skin.
Now, let's get into the BENEFITS OF RETINOL
Prevent clogged pores
The main function of Retinol is to speed up the cell turnover process. As you know, the reason that leads to pore-clogging is the accumulation of dead skin cells. So by increasing the cell turnover process, Retinol will shed dead skin cells and prevents the pore from clogging. Besides that, the cell turnover process results in smooth and glowing skin!
Regulate sebum production
Excess sebum production is the main reason for acne formation. The cell turnover process will cause a mild exfoliation that can lead to a reduction in sebum production. The outcome of this process? It controls the excess sebum in your pores. So, less sebum, less acne!
Reverse the sign of aging
Another thing about Retinol that everybody should know, it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by thickening the inner layer of the skin and promoting collagen production. So, if you want to have that forever young-looking skin, make Retinol your skincare bestie!
Watch more about Retinol in this video!
NIHON Booster Set - Retinol product for all skin types
Confused to choose which brand of Retinol product to use? Why not give a try to NIHON Booster Set! A formulation of Retinol in combination with natural oil like Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, and Squalane helps minimize the chance of skin irritation. This makes it perfect to use for beginners and first-timers! Not just that, NIHON is also formulated with other beneficial ingredients like Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Niacinamide, Arbutin, and Pearl Powder to reduce acne, acne scars, skin brightening, and even acts as a great anti-aging product. Use it day and night, and be ready to be WOW-ed with the result!
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