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Retinol, Vitamin A

AGING - Retinols are in the retinoid family derived from Vitamin A.   Retinols have been found to reverse numerous problems associated with photo aging:

  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase in collagen (improved firmness) 
  • Reduction in age spots (accomplished by reducing production of melanin) 
  • Healthy tone due to increased formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)

Retinols increase skin cell turnover and help exfoliate the outer damaged layer of skin that is showing the signs of age.  

ACNE - In addition retinols are used in the treatment of acne vulgaris because they are an excellent comedolydic agent.  A comedolydic agent dissolves comedones which are black heads and clogged pores. 

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