What strength of retinol gives the best results?
January 10, 2019
When shopping for skin care products, many people think more is better. The reality is that skin care still falls under the general rule of everything in moderation. Instead of looking for more of a good ingredient, look for how the product uses that ingredient with other ingredients, including skin care’s superhero, retinol.
The way a product is formulated, stabilized and delivered into the skin impacts how much of the active ingredient penetrates to provide benefits to your skin. This means that the percentage stated on a package does not always equal how much will be delivered into the skin. Retinol products with the same stated percentage can deliver very different results.
When researching retinol products, it’s important to look beyond the percentage. The delivery system determines how much retinol will actually be transported deep into the skin. You want a product that penetrates beyond the outer layer. A retinol formula with an advanced delivery technology will typically be more effective than a retinol product with a conventional delivery system, no matter the percentage. Because of this, retinol with lower percentages that are stable and have the right delivery system can actually provide better results.
Talk to your aesthetician to learn more.