What is Retinol, and Do You Need It?

What is Retinol, and Do You Need It?

Retinol is one skincare product that everyone is talking about. Whether it’s beauty editors, celebrities, or influencers, they’re all raving about the power of retinol. You’ve likely seen this wonder product all over your Instagram feed. You’re probably thinking, “Why do I need it?.” We’re taking an in-depth look at what retinol is and why you should be incorporating it into your regular skincare routine.

What is retinol?

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that is used to target acne and may help prevent premature aging. They’re often confused with retinoids, a more potent vitamin A derivative that usually requires a prescription. 

What makes retinol different is that it goes beneath your epidermis layer and works on a dermis layer to neutralize free radicals and help boost your collagen and elastin production. Retinol creates a ‘plumping’ effect on your skin, helping smooth fine lines and wrinkles while reducing enlarged pores.

On the skin's surface, retinol works as an exfoliator to even your skin tone and improve your skin’s texture. It’s a go-to acne target as it unclogs your pores to prevent breakout while hydrating your skin and helping to balance its moisture levels.

Who should be using retinol?

You may benefit from incorporating retinol into your skincare routine. It can help to target a myriad of skin issues, including:

  • Acne (including acne scarring)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage – including freckles and sunspots 
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture and hyperpigmentation.

You want to be using your retinol as part of your daily skincare routine. Consistency is the key to see visible results. It’s best to apply our Fourever Youth Serum as part of your night-time regimen, as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Nardo’s Natural Fourever Youth Serum

Are you ready to add retinol to your routine? Our ‘Fourever Youth Serum’ has an innovative formula that incorporates Retinol GS50 with Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, and Zinc Oxide to rejuvenate your skin and may help prevent premature aging. It’s packed full of organic ingredients to visibly improve the condition of your skin.

You can check out our full range of skincare products here. Got any questions about retinol? Leave them in the comments below!

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