Retinol in Cosmetics: What you need to know

What’s special about retinol creams, because cosmetics with vitamins have always been known? Retinol’s large career has a solid foundation in research that has demonstrated its exceptional efficiency and safety of use. It is a lesser-known form of vitamin A, currently protected by patent. It is released as tablets and eye drops, as well as creams and ointments.

The function of the body and healing properties


90 percent of Retinol is stored in the liver. It performs many functions in the body:

– used in the prevention and treatment of vitamin A deficiency,

– treatment of skin diseases – psoriasis, eels

– used to treat thermal , radiation and other skin damage

– treatment of chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract

– ophthalmology in dry eye syndrome, burning and eye irritation.$


the initial period of use of the drug, changes occur in the upper layers of the epidermis, and after a few weeks the skin looks younger. This is because due to easy exfoliating and normalizing action, the damaged and horny layer of the epidermis is reduced and becomes more cohesive.

Subsequently, retinol affects deeper layers of the skin — increases the production of collagen and elastin, improves the structure and functioning of the living layer of the skin, which provides the link between the epidermis and the dermis. As a result, after a few months, the skin becomes more resilient, fine wrinkles disappear, and the deep and mimic become shallower.

Regulates the process of exfoliation and renewal of the epidermis, reduces the size of melanocytes (cells that produce skin pigment) and reduces the amount of melanin – as a result of discoloration gradually disappears. It also promotes the formation of new blood vessels in the skin that determine the nutrition and oxygenation of connective tissue and epidermis and thus we have a good, fresh skin tone.

Fighting acne Cosmetics

with retinol is also used to care for oily skin prone to the appearance of acne. This is due to its normalizing effect — retinol regulates the amount of sebum released, reduces fatness, unlocks and narrows pores, prevents the formation of eels and acne.

Hides dark circles under the eyes

After months of regular use it causes skin thickening. This is very good news if you have dark circles under your eyes — thickened skin will hide this lack of beauty.

The rules of use

Retinol is very sensitive to light and temperature. How do I use this to make this effective? Packaging cosmetics should ensure its chemical stability — it should not be transparent. However, if the manufacturer didn’t take care of it, at least you keep them away from the light sources yourself. The drug is best used at night, especially in the early stages of treatment, when retinol acts mainly on the epidermis, causing increased sensitivity to solar radiation.

High sun protection is needed during the day. The remedy can also cause temporary drying of the epidermis, so use soft moisturizing cosmetics at the same time. Over time, after long-term use, the remedy improves skin hydration, as it stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid.

Side effects Administering

high doses of vitamin A for a long time leads to hypervitaminosis A syndrome. Symptoms such as:

– feeling excessive fatigue and drowsiness,

– typical gastrointestinal disorders,

– decreased appetite,

– vomiting,

– enlarged liver and spleen,

– jaundice,

– headaches.

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