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All About Retinol

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Retinol’s benefits to skin are almost infinite. That’s why we prepared a quick Q&A to learn a bit more about this incredible ingredient.

What exactly is retinol, and what is it used for? Retinol is a pure form of vitamin A. Your skin uses vitamin A naturally in its regeneration and repair cycle. It is most commonly used in skincare for two things: reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fighting acne.

Retinol is a potent ingredient that provides anti-aging benefits by stimulating cellular turnover and bringing new, healthy cells to the skin’s surface for a more youthful appearance. It also plays a vital role in epidermal renewal and keratin synthesis and contributes to the strength of collagen and elastin proteins. This means that as we age, our keratin proteins become less compact and more dehydrated. Retinol helps to bring back the elasticity and compact nature of these proteins. It is because of its proven renewing power that retinol is recognized as the gold standard anti-aging ingredient.

Retinol is also a powerful ingredient when it comes to acne, helping to reduce outbreaks by preventing dead cells from clogging pores (normalizing the stratum corneum and reducing the overproduction of sebum).

What’s different about Nude’s retinol? Many retinol formulas rely on a single form of retinol and may take several weeks to deliver results and cause irritation. Retinol is not stable and this makes it a more difficult ingredient to work with.

Our range of retinol products overcome these traditional drawbacks with our breakthrough Retinoin Active Pro-Penetrant delivery system, which activates a heightened level of retinization to the skin. Formulated with All-trans-Retinol, a clinically proven pure and active retinoid, helps to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, pores and blemishes. Bakuchiol, a natural complement to retinol, boosts overall antioxidant activity to increase benefits and visibly reduce the incidence of redness or irritation.

New scientific studies suggest that retinol may encourage vascularization in the dermis. This means more collagen production. When it comes to aging, retinol has three clear benefits: it helps to keep your cells compact, it aids in cell renewal and potentially encourages the production of collagen.  I would say that is exciting news!

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