Second only to SPF,
dermatologists have been hailing retinol as an absolute must-have for the skin
problems that plague every skin type. Whether it’s acne, wrinkles, or
discolouration, a skin care routine that includes a retinol product has been
the gold standard of a stunning complexion.
Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A, and is the powerful antioxidant that can drastically help in improving the appearance of your skin, whether your concerns are wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity, clogged pores, or discolouration. It boosts collagen, working in tandem with other ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and speed up cell turnover to make a radical difference in your skin, often in as little as four weeks. With retinol, you’ll enjoy a remarkably smoother appearance and a noticeable increase in elasticity and firmness.
That being said, we can’t ignore what has often been seen as the downside of retinoids: the irritating, dry skin that has often come with the unmistakeable results. So it’s important for consumers to understand the variants that exist and learn how to get retinol results without the irritating side effects.
Retinoids can be divided into three main levels:
Pure Retinoic Acid –You’ll likely only be able to get this by prescription, as it is completely pure and incredibly strong.
Retinol – This variant is sold over the counter and is guaranteed to be weaker and less irritating than pure retinoic acid.
Retinol Derivatives – This variant is sold over the counter and is even gentler still than retinol, ideal for more sensitive skin types.
Any retinol user can tell you that whatever level of retinol your routine embraces, a multi-product hydrating regimen is not an option, it’s a necessity.
Our ERA product line harnesses the age-defying, corrective power of retinol along with the hydrating, skin plumping abilities of Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring vital natural substance that keeps our skin looking soft and supple in our youth. It has the incredible capacity to attract and hold moisture with just one gram being able to hold up to six litres of water! As such, this moisture-binding characteristic makes it an extraordinarily beneficial ingredient suitable for all skin types. As the production of HA slows down as we age, our HA Crystal Powder & Activator can harness the power of Hyaluronic Acid and deliver a youthful vibrance to our skin by promoting collagen production that reduces wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.
The combination of these two ingredients is the Holy Grail of skin care, simultaneously hydrating and intensively treating the skin. No flakiness, no redness – simply results!