Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0
Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0 30mls
A retinol night cream with a concentrated formula that diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. Includes sample moisturiser, barrier cream and instructions on use.
A high-concentration pure retinol cream for experienced retinol users proven to diminish the appearance of visible signs of aging and pores while minimizing breakouts. Retinol 1.0 is ideal for problematic and sun-damaged skin that has been preconditioned with the use of Retinol 0.5. Formulated with the highest concentration of 1.0% pure retinol, this night cream is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to ensure a steady, even release of the maximum available concentration.
All Skinora exclusive retinols include step by step instructions, sample moisturiser cream and barrier cream to aid in building up your tolerance to retinol and are available to purchase post consultation.
The Detail from The Doctors
Recommended for these Skin Concerns; Enlarged Pores,Sun damage, Acne, Pigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles, Loss of firmness.
Recommended for these Skin Types; Normal, Oily, Combination, Mature, Dry.
Key Ingredients; Retinol 1.0-to naturally exfoliates skin, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and diminishes pigmentation. Soothing Complex-Skin-calming blend of bisabolol (derived from the chamomile plant) and boswellia serrata extract (derived from frankincense) provides soothing benefits and helps comfort the skin.
Promotes cell turnover
Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, pores, and blemishes
Formulated to minimize irritation commonly associated with the use of a retinol face cream
Non-comedogenic, paraben-, fragrance-, and gluten-free
How to Use; In the evening, apply 4‐5 drops to clean dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Allow product to absorb before applying other skincare products. Limit initial use to once or twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, then every night as tolerated. It is recommended for new users to start with a Retinol 0.3 to establish skin tolerance. Retinol may increase photosensitivity. Always use a high-protection, broad spectrum sunscreen when using this product.
aqua / water / eau, propanediol, dimethicone, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, alcohol denat., allyl methacrylates crosspolymer, dipropylene glycol, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, retinol, hydrogenated lecithin, polysorbate 20, isohexadecane, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, isopropyl myristate, sodium citrate, boswellia serrata gum, polysorbate 80, bht, dimethiconol, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, bisabolol, sorbitan oleate, citric acid, propyl gallate
This retinol is the highest strength of pure retinol available in the skinceuticals range. It is a multitasking skincare product that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, helps break up pigmentation and minimise pores. This high retinol concentration is recommended for experienced retinol users. Because of its active ingredients this concentrated pure retinol is available to purchase after a consultation with a Skinora skin expert.
Always apply retinols in the evening because sunlight reduces the effectiveness of the retinol. First prep your skin with a suitable cleanser. Apply any corrective products that you have been advised to do. Before applying retinol it is important that your face is completely dry as damp skin can lead to increased irritation with retinol use. We recommend applying a moisturiser or Vaseline to the delicate corners of the mouth, sides of the nose and under eye area before you apply retinol to your face. This will prevent the retinol from gathering in this area and causing irritation. If your skin normally experiences some dryness, you can also mix a small amount of moisturiser in with your retinol in the first few weeks this dilute the effect and minimises any dryness. A daily sunscreen is essential when using retinol because it increases your skins susceptibility to the sun. This is especially the case with stronger retinols.
If you are new to using retinol 1% but have comfortably been using a retinol such as Skinceuticals retinol 0.5%, it is still important to gradually build up your skins tolerance to this more concentrated form. Start with a piece sized amount of retinol 1% every 3-4 days in the evenings in week one and gradually build this up over the course of three to four weeks to using it every other night or if skin tolerates it well use it every night. As this is a more concentrated retinol it is always important to start slow and gradually build up. You are aiming to build up to using it three to four times a week and increasing the dose from a pea sized amount to a length the size of your index finger tip.
This particular retinol is of the maximum strength of retinol available in the skinceuticals range and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin. Retinol works to increase cell turnover that is the rate at which new heath skin cells are produced, this results in a fresher healthier and more even toned complexion.
Key benefits of using this particular retinol are treating moderate to more advanced skin concerns such as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles and dark spots or sun damage.
As with any product the key to results is consistent use. Retinols work gradually over time.
Improvements in skin texture take 2-3 months though skin can look noteably brighter and clearer in as little as 2-3 weeks of use. With regular use you should see more and more improvement.
There are a range of products that can be used with retinols, the key here is applying them in the correct order and at the right times of the day to minimise any irritation. Vitamin C helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and help with pigmentation, so it should be applied at a different time of the day to retinol to avoid irritation. Vitamin C’s are generally applied in your morning routine whilst retinols are used at night. A sunscreen should be used daily when using retinol because retinol exfoliates surfaces dead skin cells making your skin more fragile and sensitive to the sun. Moisturisers can also be used with retinol, they help hydrate skin and reduce the risk of irritation from retinol.
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