reverse aging & sun damage with retinol
One of the greatest causes of skin aging is the sun. In fact, the sun is considered to be responsible for nearly 90% of all skin damage and aging. That is an unpleasant statistic, and one of concern,especially for those of us who live and spend a good portion of our time in the sunny climate of Southern Florida.
It is virtually impossible to completely avoid the sun…and in reality…who would want to? The sun is vital to our health and well-being. It is especially critical to the production of our Vitamin D levels, which has so many health-producing benefits. So what can we do to enjoy the health and fun benefits of the sun without sacrificing our skin? An important part of that answer is an ingredient called Retinol.
Retinol has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to reverse and repair the damage caused by sun exposure. But before buying and using a Retinol product, there are some important facts you should know and understand about its use and benefits.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A. It is different, however, than the vitamin A we get from our diet. Retinol is manufactured in the form of retinoids, tritonin, and retinyl palmitate. It is an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer by neutralizing free radicals.
Retinol stimulates cell growth and reproduction because it is one of the few substances that is able to penetrate the upper layers of the skin to the layers that contain the collagen and elastin. Elastin is the protein that helps keep the skin elastic and collagen helps to keep the skin firm. Because retinol stimulates cell growth and production it helps the damaged cells to grow back to their proper form… that’s how retinol is able to repair sun damage. Retinol reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can also help to lighten skin discoloration. It works by improving and repairing the overall health of your skin.
There are many creams and lotions available that contain retinol, but the effects of retinol depend largely on the product. Retinol is known to be very vulnerable to air degradation. The concentration and purity of the retinol is imperative to its effectiveness. Encapsulating the retinol in a protective micro-sponge delivery system that assures its stability, purity and enhanced time-release delivery were the main objectives in the formulation of Skinfinite’s platinum pm 1% retinol cream. Additional steps were further taken to reduce exposing the formula to air during both the manufacturing and filling of Skinfinite’s platinum pm 1% retinol cream, which is packaged in an airtight container that further protects the retinol from contamination and degradation.
It takes about 12 weeks of continued and consistent use of Skinfinite’s platinum pm cream to notice the full effects. Directions for use must be followed closely to minimize some of the side effects associated with its use. Some of the side effects may include redness and sensitivity — the same side effects you might experience if you were using a prescription strength retin-A product.
We recommend beginning using Skinfinite platinum pm cream slowly. Apply every 2nd or 3rd night to clean dry skin. As skin becomes acclimated to the strength of the retinol, you can increase its use to every other night, or every night. A daytime moisturizer is recommended — but a sunscreen is always a must.
Skinfinite’s platinum pm 1% retinol cream is a true cosmeceutical product and one of the most effective anti-aging creams available without a prescription to repair, reduce and reverse the signs of aging. It is now possible to enjoy the benefits of retin-A — without a prescription — and for much less the cost.