Retinol has been on skin care lovers’ lips for a while now. From super serums to magic moisturisers, this wonder ingredient is now a must-have in your skin care routine. We recently discussed the benefits of hyaluronic acid so we’re continuing our deep dive into skin care saviours with our guide to retinol, what it is and why should we use it.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a clever form of Vitamin A, which is an ingredient that can help promote skin cell renewal. This helps with existing skin care damage that happens naturally as we age, such as sun damage. It can also help to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, again, another sign of ageing skin. With all these anti-ageing benefits, it’s understandable why retinol is becoming a staple in our skin care routines!
When Should We Use It In Our Skin Care?
Due to the anti-ageing effects of retinol, it works well for over 30s’ skin, when you start to see the beginnings of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is also great for younger skin to use to help the prevention of future wrinkles and lines, so there is no age limit to this wonder ingredient!
It’s a great ingredient to use at night time so that your skin can get all the benefits of retinol whilst you sleep.
What Products Have It?
Magic Night Cream
Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream is a luxurious moisturiser that, with the help of the time released retinol, helps to create firmer, smoother and more supple-looking skin. Massage this fabulous formula into your face and neck before bed to wake up to gorgeous dewy skin.
Magic Eye Rescue
Your eyes always require a little extra attention, so Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue cream is the perfect formula infused with time released retinol to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dot around your eye area and tap in to help absorb into your skin.