Still, some skincare companies that create these retinol serums are more popular than others because they have been on the market for longer creating in some cases a lot of products which people have been actually trying out and they are very pleased with.
Although you can use any retinol face cream under your eyes, a formula especially made for this delicate area helps prevent sensitivities or reactions. There are retinol eye creams made for use during the day or at night, sensitive skin versions that contain soothing emollients, and time-release formulas that slowly release retinol to help prevent inflammation or redness. Over-the-counter face creams may contain up to 2 percent retinol, the highest percentage permitted by the FDA, although most retinol eye creams contain much less, usually around .5 percent. Look for retinol creams with complementary active ingredients such as caffeine, which constricts blood vessels, reducing puffiness and the appearance of dark circles; hyaluronic acid, which helps moisturize and plump skin, reducing the look of lines and dark circles; and vitamin C, a popular antioxidant that can firm and brighten skin.
Some people have mentioned a stinging, burning, or itching effect. Well, it has retinol in it and the packaging even warns of these side effects. I don’t think the product should receive negative feedback for this because it’s a common reaction if you’re sensitive to retinol. I’m not sure if they still make it, but there used to be a formulation for sensitive skin.
“If you would like to use a retinoid in the summertime, it’s imperative that you wear a high-SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen daily,” suggests Nazarian. “Along with sunscreen, because your risk for burning is so high, I would avoid peak hours of sun and wear a broad-brim hat when outdoors.”
Once you’re ready to begin using a retinol cream in your skincare routine, be sure to ease gradually into using it. You want to start by using a pea-sized amount once a week to begin. Take note of how your skin reacts. If there is excessive peeling and irritation you may want to scale back or try another lower dose retinol cream. If all is well, aside from the minimal irritation and dryness to be expected, you can slowly increase the frequency of using a retinol cream. Work your way up to a daily or every other day application ensuring to include nourishing treatments and moisturizing serums as part of your retinol cream application.
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Knowledge is power when it comes to anti-aging skin care ingredients. Would you slather a cream all over your face if you didn’t know exactly what it did? That’s how you may feel about a little thing called retinol, which is called out in practically every skincare product on the market right now. Even though we’re used to hearing a lot about it, we need to know how much is fact and how much is marketing double-speak. So what does retinol really do? We caught up with an expert to break it all down—what it does, how it works, the results you can expect, and much, much more. Consider this your ultimate anti-aging
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