5 things you need to know about Retinol



We hear a lot about Retinol in cosmetics. It’s a versatile and effective active ingredient which should be used according to the skin type of customers.



1. What is Retinol?


Retinol belongs to the vitamin A family and is known for its anti-aging effect. It stimulates cell renewal and supports the body's own collagen production, which decreases in the early 30s. Retinol works in the uppermost layers of the skin and makes the skin appear smoother and more even, as it reduces pigmentation spots, smoothes fine lines and shrinks large pores.


2. What is Retinol used for?

  • Refinement of enlarged pores

  • Reduction of wrinkles

  • Regulation of oily skin

  • Softening of (acne) scars

  • Fading of hyperpigmentation


3. How should you use Retinol?


Since the skin should be slowly accustomed to retinol, start treatment with Derma SR Retinol Night Renewal Fluid every two days. This product should only be used in the evening and if there are no visible side effects, use it daily. Noticeable results can be expected after about four to six weeks.


Retinol causes the top layer of skin (stratum corneum) to renew itself more quickly and skin can therefore feel drier than usual. The use of the Derma SR Balance Hydrating Cream in the morning is therefore highly recommended. Don’t forget: always protect the skin with Sunscreen like the Derma SR UV Skin Protection Cream that can be applied on top of your daily care cream.


4. What should you be aware of when using Retinol?

  • Should not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers

  • Only use in the evening, as it makes the skin more sensitive to light due to faster skin renewal

  • Use sun protection during the day

  • Particularly sensitive skin types (rosacea, couperose) should avoid Retinol

5. Can Retinol be used for acne-prone skin?


Retinol helps to build up the skin's structure and thus can also be effective against acne and blemishes. This means: Retinol stimulates the formation of new corneum cells and is also involved in many other growth processes of the skin cells. In addition, it supports the so-called collagen synthesis (collagen build-up). Since the collagen framework in the lower skin layers ensures the flexibility of the skin, the entire structure is thus strengthened.


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Yours sincerely,

Izabela Kuzmanovic


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