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is retinol safe?
Let’s Talk About retinol...
Is it Nonsense? Or, is the must have skin care product an outlandish gimmick by the beauty industry or a true essential in your skin care routine? We break down the misconception and provide healthier tips to achieve a renewed skin feeling.
What does Retinol do?
Retinol. We’ve all heard of it. Most of us have heard the horror stories. But do you know why retinol is so harmful to your skin and a waste of your money? An official line on retinol is “Retinol is a potent form of synthetic vitamin A. Data from an FDA study indicate that retinoid ingredients may speed the development of skin tumors and lesions on sun-exposed skin.” Recently, the recommendation for using products with it has been to not go outside in the summer! Let’s start with what retinol does to your skin.
When Retinol is applied to your skin, it will prompt the surface skin cells to turnover and die rapidly, making way for the new cell growth underneath. Um, hold on a minute, that doesn’t even sound that bad, does it? Well, by encouraging your skin to do this process, you are not only burning the top layer of your skin off, you are also interfering with the molecular biology of those cells and disturbing the natural protective surface layer.
The new skin you are exposing has not had enough time to build up its natural protection, and that can mean you are exposed to skin cancer, pigmentation spots, and premature ageing. This is why, as cell scientists, we highly advise against any use of retinol-based products.
What are the long-term side-effects of Retinol?
Retinol has also been said to thicken your skin. Think of when someone has worshipped the sun for a very long time, they always have much thicker skin and can look drastically older than they are. If you want the Retinol benefits but in a less damaging way to your skin, there are Natural Alternatives to achieve just that. Keep reading and we'll tell you all about it!
A Natural Oil better in performance than Retinol
This is where Natural Oils step in. Natural Oils containing the most powerful, unadulterated Antioxidants will act as a carrier for the Natural Vitamins being applied to your skin, delivering them to the dermis to boost repair, Free Radical Protection and Anti-Ageing.
Cell Decay studies show that 90% of slowing Cell Ageing comes from Antioxidants. Want Retinol like benefits that are kind to your skin and much much more? You need to enrich your skin in potent forms of Antioxidants found in Unadulterated, Therapeutic Grade, Natural Plant Oils which contain Vitamins and Proteins required to create collagen.
We found that the Natural Vital Oils we use brought back suppleness to the skin which is paramount in stopping lines and wrinkles. The Vital Oils can go deeper into your skin than a normal cream therefore providing protection and regenerating collagen, allow your skin to spring back to youthful shape and smoothness.
Don't forget, if your skin isn't supple, it cannot bounce back and repair itself. Keeping your skin hydrated and supple is one of the absolute, most important factors you should be considering when developing an anti ageing skin care routine.
This is your Natural Retinol alternative. Formulated to tackle Premature Ageing, it’s a detoxifying, refreshing and hydrating natural blend of unadulterated vital oils. Enriched with a triple-action brightening complex, the base of the Oils within this product work together to protect your skin against the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles, UVA Damage and a loss of suppleness. You will not get any of these benefits from a Retinol based product.
It's the extracts of Peach and Jojoba that provide superior protection against Free Radical damage whilst the Orange, Grapefruit and Patchouli infuse the formulation into a refreshing tonic, aiding the protective film on the skin’s surface and assisting to banish imperfections, pigmentation and promote cell regeneration to reveal a more radiant looking complexion.
When the skin absorbs these natural ingredients over extended usage, the results give incredible rejuvenation to the skins elastin's, fibres and collagen production - empowering our customers with authentic results against loss of skin elasticity & irritation.
Don't Believe The Magazines Hype!
Are you being duped by the latest trend or fashionable image? We are all prone to believing the hype over the latest ingredient that has been created by a fancy advertising agency.
Majority of mainstream skin care brands don't mind altering your molecule structure with a concoction of patented synthetic ingredients they have jumbled together, which exposes the biggest group of cells in your skin to hormone imbalances, long term dryness, redness, premature ageing or possibly cancer.
Don't fall for the outlandish behaviours of the beauty industry! Be a trend-setter, not a trend-follower...