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What is Retinol Anyway?

[fa icon="calendar"] September 6, 2017 / by Stacey Edgar

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This month's SkinCare special is for a complimentary Retinol Booster with the purchase of a MicroPeel with Dermaplaning.  What is Retinol and why is it such a big deal for your skin?

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A.  You have probably heard of the prescription form of Retinol found in Retin-A, which is commonly used to treat acne.  Retinols are FDA approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles and are the only products scientifically proven to create new collagen.  They also unclog pores and diminsh the appearance of dark spots.
 
Retinoids work by encouraging skin cells to renew themselves so the old cells flake off, making room for the younger, smoother ones to show through.  This is important because if the old, dead cells build up, it can dull your complexion and contribute to looking older.
 
What's more, by removing the outer layer of skin cells, other products can penetrate deeper and be more effective.  This is why we love combining Retinol with our MicroPeel.  That's why we call it a "booster"!

 

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Stacey Edgar

Written by Stacey Edgar

Stacey Edgar is a member of The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and has been a Licensed Aesthetician for nearly 30 years. She brings her expertise to our skin care team.