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Retinol by night, renewed skin by day
The what, how, and why of retinol.
Retinol, one of the buzziest skin care ingredients ever. But for all the attention retinol has gotten, many people still don’t know what it is, how it works, or even how to use it. Let’s explore the basics you need to know about retinol and how it can transform your nighttime routine–and your skin.
what is retinol?
Retinol is Vitamin A derivative that’s often used in skin care to treat skin aging, acne, clogged pores, and dark spots. It’s stayed a popular ingredient throughout the years because of how effective it is at renewing and improving skin.
why skin loves retinol
Retinol helps boost skin cell turnover and neutralizes free radicals, creating plumper, smoother, and more even skin. It’s particularly effective at smoothing out uneven texture like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
why retinol works best at night
With great power comes a great chance of side effects. Retinol is known for being effective, but it’s also known to cause some irritation, especially on sensitive skin types. One of the most gentle yet effective ways to use retinol is in your nighttime routine. Using retinol nightly has two important benefits: minimal sun exposure after retinol use greatly decreases the chance of irritation and retinol can be more effective when paired with your skin’s nightly renewal process.
say hello to dynamic skin retinol serum
Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is designed to effectively treat the 4 signs of skin aging. It’s formulated with a 3.5% Retinoid Complex, consisting of multiple retinoids working at different speeds to deliver intentionally-paced treatment to the skin, while minimizing irritation. It’s also packed with skin-strengthening ingredients like Squalane and Beta-Glucan to support skin’s barrier strength and resilience.
how to start retinol
If this is your first time using retinol, remember the golden rule: take it slow. Retinol is a powerful ingredient; you don’t want to accidentally oversaturate it in your skin and cause damage. Start with a pea-sized amount, then gradually build up your usage until your skin gets used to it. Even then, make sure you tune into your skin, in case you need to dial it back.
Using a gentle product like Retinol Clearing Oil is a great way to introduce your skin to retinol.
For retinol that’s gentle enough for your eyes, reach for Age Reversal Eye Complex. It’ll still deliver sin-smoothing results, without delivering irritation to the sensitive eye area.
retinol + spf
Treat it with Retinol. Protect with SPF. When using retinol in your routine, always remember to apply and reapply SPF in the daytime. We recommend Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50. Never leave home without it!