Does Retinol Really Work?

Whether you are new to the world of anti-aging products or are well versed in what works best to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging on your skin, most women have heard of Retinol. It is the active ingredient found in many different creams from a variety of manufacturers. It is so widely used because Retinol has been proven to help improve skin elasticity and appearance.

Of course, before you start using a product it is important that you know what it is actually supposed to do for you. Most creams that contain Retinol also contain some amount of Vitamin A. When these two ingredients are combined together the product usually has great results.

There are varied strengths of Retinol based creams and you are able to buy many good products in a drug store or department store. If you are looking for a stronger Retinol based product, you are more than likely going to have to get a prescription from a doctor or dermatologist.

However, there is one note of caution when it comes to Retinol based products. Retinol should only be used by women who have visible wrinkles and signs of aging on their skin, the product should not be used by young women who are hoping to curb or slow the aging process. The reason for this is that in order for Retinol to work, the ingredient has to respond to chemicals and compounds present in your skin. If those chemicals and compounds are not there, the product can actually do more harm than good. Therefore, if you are young, relish your youth and do not worry about this product until you have some laugh lines.

Finally, while Retinol does work, it works with time. Just as it took time for wrinkles to appear on your skin, it is going to take time to reduce their appearance. Retinol creams can typically take months and sometimes longer to be able to see their full effect. Therefore, be patient.

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