Why You Should Include Retinol In Your Skincare Routine

Retinol – a must have product in your skincare routine. This powerful, anti-aging treatment boosts collagen production and cell turnover, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, treats acne and improves skin texture. It’s your personal magic wand to treat a variety of skin concerns and works for all skin types.

A Little About Retinol

Retinol is a form of Retinoic Acid, which is a form of Vitamin C that goes through various forms of conversion in the skin. Retinol is the more common product used in skincare and it’s significantly more gentle than Retinoic Acid. However, it does take longer to show benefits. But when it does, it really works to improve your skin’s appearance.

If you’re looking for a high-quality Retinol, Dr. Lancer’s Advanced Retinol Treatment is a supercharged nighttime serum that contains 1.25% Retinol with Bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol-mimicking compound to deliver younger-looking skin. Co-Retinol Technology, a powerful blend of Retinol, Bakuchiol and a Soy Complex, is the key to softening those fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the appearance of skin elasticity, texture and tone. Collagen and Prickly Pear Extract are also key ingredients as they minimize the look of redness and dryness while keeping the skin hydrated. If your goal is to have youthful skin, Advanced Retinol Treatment is sure to make a difference.


What Age Should You Start To Use Retinol?

An ideal time to start using Retinol would be when a patient is in their 20’s, but you can actually use it at any age since it has so many benefits. No matter your age, gender or skin type, Retinol is always started slowly and requires patience on your end. The product is to be used only at night and after polishing and cleansing. Retinol makes skin more sensitive to sunlight, so applying it at night is important.

How Often Should This Be Used In My Skincare Routine?

In terms of weekly applications, most patients start using Retinol once a week in the evening and then slowly increase use to twice weekly. You could start on a Monday night, then do Monday and Thursday night the next week and see how your skin responds. As skin gets used to the product, you can increase application to 3-4 times a week if your skin isn’t experiencing any signs of irritation. As for the amount, a small amount can go a long way. You can use up to 2 pumps on the face, neck and decollate, applying it with upward strokes.

With Advanced Retinol Treatment in your routine, your skin should not only appear more balanced and youthful, but healthier which is what we strive for.