Understanding the Power of Retinoids ✨

Understanding the Power of Retinoids ✨

Today, we're diving into one of our favourite skincare ingredients – retinoids! We're excited to shed light on why retinoids have become a must-have in your daily skincare routine.

What are Retinoids?

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that play a vital role in maintaining healthy skin. There are three primary types:

Retinol: This gentle form of retinoid is available over the counter. It converts to active retinoic acid upon application.
    Retinaldehyde: Slightly stronger than retinol, you can find it in both over-the-counter and prescription products. It requires in-skin conversion.
      Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid): The most potent retinoid is typically prescription-only and directly influences the skin.

          What Do Retinoids Do?

          Retinoids work their magic by binding to specific skin cell receptors, influencing gene expression, and delivering a ton of benefits, including boosted collagen production, faster cellular turnover, hyperpigmentation fading, and diminished lines and wrinkles.

          How Should We Use Retinoids?

          To maximise the benefits of using retinoids while minimising potential side effects, start slowly. Begin with a lower concentration, applying two to three times a week, and gradually increase frequency. Ensure you're using them only at night, as retinoids are sun-sensitive. Always follow with a hydrating moisturiser after use to combat any dryness that might occur while the retinoids work their magic. And, most importantly, protect your skin with SPF 30 or higher daily to keep your skin young and fresh.

          Now, here's the exciting part: you can supercharge the effectiveness of retinoids by incorporating the Ultrasonic into your routine! The Ultrasonic device uses sound waves to enhance the penetration of skincare products, like retinoids, into your skin. This means your retinoids can work even more effectively by going deeper into your skin's layers, maximising their benefits!

          Incorporating retinoids into your skincare regimen can be transformative, offering scientifically backed benefits. Patience and consistency are key as you begin this journey towards radiant, youthful, and smoother skin.

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