As you consider adding retinol to your beauty regimen, you might ask yourself, “What does Retinol do to help my skin that other ingredients don’t?”
In truth, retinol, which is also known as Vitamin A, is a cell communicator that can help damaged skin cells return to their normal function.
When skin is exposed to the UV rays of the sun and it absorbs free radicals, this attacks healthy cells and steals electrons from molecules in order to try and stabilize themselves. Retinol interrupts this process by attaching itself to damaged cells and communicating with them, helping them to act like healthy cells again. This allows those cells to retain more healthy collagen and elastin, which keeps wrinkles from forming.
Retinol is not only a cell communicator, but it also helps your skin slough dead cells and create new ones, which in turn creates new collagen. Over time, this can prevent stubborn cystic acne and eczema, and also lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as the new skin cells that are created fill them in.