What are the benefits of retinol for your face?


Retinol is one of the best anti-aging active ingredients that can be found in skincare. For 25 years, it has continued to be used in the formulas of many cosmetic products, as its action is so effective. It reduces the signs of skin aging and also promotes cell regeneration. However, research is constantly evolving and progressing towards the discovery and use of derivatives that are more natural than conventional retinol. Diadermine explains the action of retinol on the skin and the benefits it offers against the effects of skin aging.

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The action of retinol on the skin

To grasp retinol's impact on the skin, understanding its specifics is key. It belongs to the retinoid family, derived from vitamin A, which is abundant in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apricots, and mangoes. Vitamin A aids in iron metabolism, promotes good eyesight, and supports skin health by aiding healing through its antioxidant properties.

Derived from vitamin A, retinol targets visible signs of aging, becoming a go-to product for wrinkles, firmness loss, and dullness. It doesn't stop there—retinol also promotes cell regeneration, minimizing enlarged pores and fading pigment spots, resulting in significantly smoother, more even skin texture.

Benefits for the epidermis in depth

Retinol has a visible action and does not only work on the surface. Indeed, its anti-aging power also offers an action on the dermis. The skin is made up of three layers and the dermis is located deeper under the epidermis. It's a supportive fabric that also needs care. Retinol will therefore act on this layer of the skin by strengthening its structure thanks to the production of fibroblasts, hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin.

Results from using retinol usually appear after 4 weeks of application. Thanks to the stimulation of the dermis and epidermis, the skin regains suppleness and elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.

How to use retinol?

Retinol is known to be a "photo-sensitive" ingredient, meaning that it makes the skin very sensitive to the sun's rays. To avoid sunburn, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation spots potentially caused by the sun's rays, it's best to use retinol in the evening. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is lower, which avoids the inconveniences mentioned above. It is also important to apply high sun protection (SPF 50 for example) the day after using retinol, during the morning routine, to be well protected from the harmful effects of the sun.

To get your skin accustomed to retinol, you can start with one application per week to allow your skin time to adapt. Afterward, it will be possible to use it every two to three days, and then every day.

The alternative to retinol with natural ingredients

It is for these reasons that Diadermine has developed its natural alternative to retinol, which is seen as an evolution for anti-aging skincare. Diadermine'sLift+ Algo Retinolline of products have similar benefits to retinol, including increased elastin production for visibly smoother skin. In addition, thanks to its botanical active ingredients, Diadermine's natural alternative to retinol is an anti-aging skincare ingredient that does not involve the same photosensitivity as conventional retinol. Composed of sea crista carefully harvested from rocks on the Atlantic coast, these treatments promote cell renewal and radiance of the complexion. Their seaweed extracts sourced in Brittany from a UNESCO-certified biosphere also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles,

Diadermine also offers the Lift+ Algo retinol anti-wrinkle eye care to treat eye contour problems. This treatment visibly reduces the signs of aging in this sensitive area, reducing puffiness and dark circles. Diadermine's natural retinol alternative will also act on fine lines and wrinkles by offering a tightening effect on the skin around the eyes. The structure of the skin changes throughout our lives. It is possible to start applying the anti-aging products of the Algo retinol Diadermine range from the age of 35, to prevent the reduction of collagen and the loss of firmness of the skin. Next to the Eye Cream we have a Day Cream and a Night Cream available.

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