The truth about Vitamin A (Retinols). This ingredient is one of the most sought after popular active ingredient and is known for cell renewal, reducing wrinkles and reducing sun damage. “Retinol is the most effective substance for the care of ageing and UV damaged skin. It accelerates mitosis (process in cell division by which the nucleus divides), increases enzyme activity and normalises keratinisation”. Using Retinol it improves and normalises the cell renewal process, the skin thus regenerates itself throughout its depth, the epidermis, the dermis and the skin naturally becomes more elastic.
This process reduces wrinkles and fine lines. The skin appears clearer, fresher, the colour improves, becomes more elastic and even blemishes become less conspicuous.
The major benefits of Vitamin A:
- Thickens the Dermis
- Pulls epidermis cells into line
- Increases blood flow to the surface of the skin
- Decreases the “brown spots” on one’s skin
- Promotes wound healing
- Effectively promotes acneic conditions
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines in the number, the area, length and width!
I must stipulate that although there is no conclusive data that Retinol is harmful during pregnancy, I believe that caution is the best approach, so personally I do not recommend pregnant women use any form of Vitamin A during pregnancy.
Retinols are highly sensitive to light and heat, which can degrade and break down very easily, thus choosing the correct Vitamin A is vital.
Advanced skin care has the most phenomenal Retinols available from the Aspect, Cosmedix and SkinMedia range.
Ask a Therapist at BodiBeauticious for guidance with regards to using Retinol and you will be on your way to amazing, healthy and very much improved skin.