Retinol, Retinol

Retinol is a form of vitamin A used in skin care to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and improve skin texture and structure. It is also used as an effective remedy for acne and blemishes.

How does retinol work for the skin, in what way does the ingredient help improve the skin?

Retinol works in the top layers of the skin, making the skin smoother and more even. It stimulates cell production and accelerates cell renewal. It also improves skin texture and elasticity, reduces pigmentation spots and smoothes wrinkles and fine lines. Since it also has an anti-inflammatory effect, can help in the treatment of acne and blemishes.

What other benefits are known for this ingredient?

It stimulates cell renewal and collagen synthesis and slows down collagen degradation.

Is it a natural or artificial ingredient?

Retinol is a man-made ingredient produced from natural vitamin A.

How is retinol obtained for use in Korean cosmetic products?

Retinol is usually made from chemical compounds derived from natural vitamin A. However, there are also some Korean cosmetic products that derive retinol from plant sources such as carrots or tomatoes.

Are there any known harmful side effects or other disadvantages for the skin?

Retinol can cause irritation to sensitive skin and should be used with caution. It is also important to apply products with retinol only at night if possible, or to apply a sunscreen over them during the day, as it makes the skin more sensitive to UV rays. When using it, you should also pay attention to any individual intolerances or allergies. If you have very sensitive skin, are prone to allergies, are taking certain medications or if you have known pre-existing conditions, it is generally recommended that you first consult a dermatologist

Are interactions with other cosmetic ingredients known?

Retinol can irritate the skin in combination with certain chemical peels and alpha hydroxy acids. It is therefore important to ensure that the product containing retinol is not used together with other products containing these ingredients.

With what other cosmetic ingredients is retinol often combined?

Retinol is often combined with other anti-aging ingredients such as peptides and vitamin C to improve skin texture and elasticity. Together with moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid, the skin is hydrated and soothed.


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