Retinol helps to speed up the skins cellular metabolism helping form new skin cells and activating collagen production, the new connective tissue that helps our skin stay plump and youthful. Since collagen production begins to slow by the time we're 18, skincare professionals recommend Retinol because of its very unique and powerful ability to make long term physiological changes to the skin.
For oily/acne prone skin: creating new collagen using Retinol will help to refine your pore size and create an even texture in your skin. Most importantly, the quickened cell renewal you'll receive from using a Retinol will help to heal breakouts and clear pore clogging oil and debris that is contributing to breakouts. For this reason, Retinol is typically prescribed by skincare professionals for acne above all other ingredients.
For Anti-Aging skin: as we age our collagen production and healthy cells deplete due to a slowing cellular turnover rate within our skin. Each year our skin takes longer and longer for cells to renew creating dullness, fine lines, or both. Using Retinol quickly brings new cells to the surface of your skin for a fresher more reflective appearance, a more even skin tone, and activates the special cells in our skin called fibroblasts that build collagen and other connective tissue in the body.
I recommend Glymeds Retinol Restart Rejuvenation Serum. Use after cleansing. Apply serum to the face, neck and décolleté. Finish with your GlyMed Plus Moisturizer of choice. Can be used once a day, preferably at night.