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The winter season is the best time to add this component to your care

Vitamin A, or retinol is one of the most effective cosmetics components. Previously, cosmetologists prescribed it to patients to fight acne, pigmentation or wrinkles, but now it can be often found in the many cosmetics ingredients list. How do retinoids work for the skin, what are their benefits, and at what age is the best time to start using them?

What are retinoids

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that promote skin regeneration, have an anti-aging effect and eliminate traces of acne. Beauty products often contain retinoic acid precursors, because they are safer.

Retinoid cream

Retinoid products perform many functions, including normalization of cell function, as well as regeneration, smoothing and moisturizing the skin. Since retinoids are quite active components, you need to be careful when using retinoid beauty products. 


Cosmetologists warn that the cream with retinoids should be introduced into the care gradually. It is worth trying to apply it on dry skin before night sleep once a week , then monitor the reaction. Do not be afraid of light peeling and irritation, as this is a characteristic feature of such products. After two weeks, the skin should get used to the ingredient, and the reaction will stop. If the side effects do not stop, you should consult a specialist.

Simultaneously with the retinoid cream use, it is necessary to apply sun protection products, since it increases the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet light. That's why the winter period is optimal for the retinoid course, which usually lasts from six to twelve weeks. It is recommended to look closely at cosmetics with retinol when the first wrinkles appear. Most often, it is used from the age of thirty. 


Cosmetics with retinol, including cream, have a number of contraindications that must be studied before using. The action of vitamin A can cause allergies, so the cream should be tested on the wrist. Products with retinol are prohibited for pregnant women, nursing mothers and people with open wounds.

Retinol-e Active Cream, Christina

Redermic R, La Roche-Posay

Revitalift, L'Oreal Paris

Alpha-Beta & Retinol Restoring Cream, Holy Land

Ultra-Lifting, Garnier Skin Naturals

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