By Cheryl Clarkson

Ask Cheryl: Retinol Vitamin A for the Skin

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Q: I hear a lot about retinols and how they are good for the skin, but I don’t understand why.

A:  Retinol is a Vitamin A, an important anti-oxidant.  It works to repair the lower layers of the skin where collagen and elastin reside.  Retinol stimulates the production of these skin cells, creating firmer, smoother skin.

Slow cell regeneration is one reason skin becomes lined and discolored as it matures.  This natural process slows down as we age, and retinol is the gold standard in ramping up cell renewal to produce smooth, evenly colored, younger-looking skin.  It can also help control acne.

A high-quality retinol should be part of everybody’s skin care regime.  Not all brands of topical retinols are equal; just having retinol listed as an ingredient on the label does not mean that it is the proper concentration or is in the right form to be effective. 

Try our SkinHealth Advanced Retinol Serum and let me know what you think!

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