You may have noticed that retinol seems to be in almost every single anti aging skincare product but what is it and what does it do for our skin? Retinol is arguably one of the most effective and powerful ingredients to protect our skin against premature aging by stimulating cellular turnover and collagen synthesis. Retinoic acid is naturally found in our bodies, but just not in a large enough quantity once we get into our thirties to prevent against premature aging.
Choosing the type of retinol that is right for you can be quite confusing as there are so many different types such as; retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinyl ascorbate, Vitamin A, and the list goes on. So how do you decide which one is right for you? It all comes down to your skin type and individual body chemistry. Our medical aestheticians are experts when it comes to skin, and can help determine which products are going to be best suited to you and your skin needs.
There are many forms and different grades of retinol and many different delivery systems. For more information on which products might be right for you, give us a call (604) 733-1669, or book a complimentary consultation with one of our skin experts.