Beginners Guide To Retinoids

Beginners Guide To Retinoids

When it comes to reversing signs of skin ageing, retinoids are the industry’s go to ingredient for impactful results. However, many of us are either confused by which type of retinoid formula to use or have been put off by the irritating side effects we’ve experienced in the past.

Do you know your retinoid from your retinol?

Most of us have heard of Retinol, but it can become confusing when other Vitamin A derivatives are promoted in a product. Retinol is a retinoid and retinoids are derivatives of the Vitamin A family. Some are stronger and more potent in their impact on the skin and typically the stronger the form the more potential for irritation it has.

Retinol the Dermalogica way

At Dermalogica, we don’t take shortcuts — so we formulated a Retinol serum to reverse the appearance of wrinkles without compromising your skin’s health. It can be introduced gradually if you’re new to retinoids or used nightly for those experienced users.

Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is a high-dose wrinkle serum, with a 3.5% retinoid complex with booster technology that features multiple retinoids working at different speeds to help transform the look of skin. This fast-acting multi-retinoid helps reverse the appearance of wrinkles, retexturize skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and even out skin tone.

What makes up the 3.5% retinoid complex in Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum?

Many people get hung up on the percentages in a formula but that’s not the only indictor of efficacy and results. We’ve formulated our latest retinol serum with multiple types of retinoids to deliver fast results without compromising skin health.

The 3.5% retinoid complex is made up of; Pure Retinol, encapsulated, time-released Retinol, Granactive Retinol plus a booster to increase the efficacy of the retinoids further. By formulating with different types of retinoids that work at different speeds and depths, gives us well tolerated and quick results. We’ve also included concentrated Squalane and soothing Beta-Glucan to improve hydration and reduce the irritation commonly associated with retinoid use.

How to introduce retinol into your regimen

If you are brand new to retinoids, introduce it slowly. It’s important to understand that your skin needs time to build its retinoid receptors within the skin cells, so going too strong, too fast will likely result in dry, irritated skin.

Use Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum 2 x a week, a few days apart, for the first 2 weeks. Then increase to alternate nights for another 2 weeks, building to nightly use. If you have been using a retinoid product comfortably, you can introduce it nightly straight away.

Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is clinically proven to reduce the four signs of skin ageing in 2 weeks*

Dermalogica’s retinoid containing formulas

We have Retinol Clearing Oil which contains a gentle retinyl ester combined with Salicylic Acid. This is great for breakout prone skins looking to clear the skin and tackle ageing concerns. And we have Age Reversal Eye Complex, a retinol cream designed specifically for the delicate eye area. Don’t forget to pair your retinoid product with a sunscreen in your morning regimen, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a great option.

Get advice from a pro

For a regimen prescription that’s bespoke to your skins needs, visit your local Dermalogica Skin Therapist for a Face Mapping service. Find your nearest skin centre here. Or book a free digital consultation with Face Mapping here. You can also use our live chat on site.

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