Retinol In Cosmetics – Wise She Cosmetic Dictionary


Retinol In Skin Care

Used in number of skin creams, Retinol has been used by cosmetics skin care giants to combat fine lines and wrinkles. It is another name for vitamin A and is an essential ingredient for good skin health.

Retinol is a small molecule which is able to pass through the outer skin layer. Because of it ability to penetrate deeply into the skin, it is effective at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps in improving the elasticity of the skin. As the skin starts getting smooth it gives a more youthful appearance and signs of aging begin to dissappear.

Retinol benefits in skin care

It works by stimulating skin cell turnover, so older skin cells are  removed quickly and newer skin cells are produced which come to the surface. It can lead to irritation for those who have sensitive skin and whenever one is using creams with retinol, it is always advisable to wear a sunscreen all year around with it.

Retinol is also an antioxidant and is used in acne treatment as it helps in cleansing the pores. There are many creams with vitamin A, so consult your dermatologist or beauty advisor for your best option.

Cautions for vitamin A include:

Avoid the ingredient if you are pregnant or looking forward to pregnancy.

It sometimes has side effects of blistering, redness, puffy skin and sun sensitivity.

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    • Hi Shaz!
      No, you cannot apply Vit-A capsules directly. Vitamin-A will do nothing for your skin when applied topically. But taken orally (and under strict medical supervision) it is supposd to have beneficial properties for the skin. Retinol is one of the derivatives of Vitamin-A and does work well for the skin.

  1. I have used creams which have retinol in them but they have made me feel oily thing is it is better to use creams which contains retinol rather than just retinol.

    welcome Prerana,

    how was yur journey ??


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