Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and a loss of elasticity are common skin complaints among people everywhere. This is largely due to the fact that from age 20, we produce about one percent less skin-supporting collagen each year.
This is why dermatologists have been prescribing some form of retinoid for decades. It's the only ingredient proven to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines, and diminish dark spots.
How do Retinoids Work
To understand how retinoids work, we need to first know a little about collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to the body as well as sustaining firmness and elasticity. Any decrease in collagen causes our skin to become thinner.
Aging of the skin is due to two factors: 1) intrinsic (which includes our genetics, as well as the natural act of aging) and 2) extrinsic (which includes damage from the sun’s UV rays, smoking, and pollution).
Our cells are always going through a constant regeneration process, but it begins to slow down with age, and collagen manufacturing also gets reduced. This is where retinol creams come in. When you apply retinol topically, the enzymes in your skin convert them at the cellular level to retinoic acid which has been clinically shown to address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A which have been proven in numerous studies to be effective in boosting cell turnover in the skin’s top layers as well as stimulating the synthesis of collagen. This reveals healthy and glowing skin.