Retinol, reveals Joel Schlessinger MD, is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients available.

Retinol is an ingredient that is becoming more and more popular within the skin care industry. This ingredient is a derivative of vitamin A and is used to reduce the signs of aging. In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD highlights his favorite retinol products and how to incorporate these formulas into your regimen.

Retinol is used in anti-aging products to encourage cell renewal and rejuvenate the complexion. Applying a retinol product daily minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fades discoloration and softens a rough or uneven texture.

What is the difference between retinol and Retin-A? Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Retin-A is a powerful form of vitamin A that is only available with a prescription. Retinol is a popular alternative to Retin-A because it is gentler, less irritating and is available over the counter.

For patients who do not have a prescription for Retin-A, products that contain retinol are an excellent alternative. While they will not experience results that are quite as dramatic, they will still achieve noticeable smoothing and renewing effects.

Because this ingredient causes dramatic skin renewal, it is important to always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen while on a retinol regimen. This will protect against serious UV damage and irritation. Some individuals may experience redness, flaking or irritation after applying retinol products, which disappears quickly.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends his favorite retinol products.

For advanced anti-aging results, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex ES, which contains three types of retinol. You can also use LovelySkin Retinol Drops or SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and minimize dark spots.

Learn about other skin care ingredients and issues by watching videos by Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.

Posted Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 11:03 pm
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