WHAT IS RETINOL?Retinol (also called Vitamin A) is the gold standard molecule used by dermatologists to correct the signs of aging, including superficial and deep wrinkles, inhomogeneous complexion and pigmentation disorders. Retinoids are powerful molecules, among the most used by dermatologists, but they are sensitive to air, water, light, UV, salts and metallic ions, making them very unstable. This explains why their formulation is complex and requires such a high scientific expertise.
HOW DOES IT WORK?Highly effective, Retinol accelerates epidermis renewal increasing the rate at which cells divide, boosting cell renewal and increasing skin density. Retinol regulates the production of cells favoring the thickening of the epidermis and slows down the degradation of collagen in the dermis. The result is a correction of wrinkles.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RETINOL FOR THE SKIN?By using Retinol you are refining and resurfacing the skin to improve the appearance of texture, wrinkles, and uneven tone. L’Oréal Research & Innovation teams conducted several studies in collaboration with Hospital St. Louis (Paris, France) and renowned engineering school, L’Ecole des Mines. Visible evolution of epidermisand dermis were observed over one year of nightly use of Pure Retinol and compared with Retinoic Acid. The most interesting changes were a +30% thickening of epidermis and a strengthening of dermis. Another clinical study has been performed with L’Oréal Paris’ Pure Retinol and showed excellent results on regular and deep wrinkles. Dermatologist experts who conducted the clinical study observed efficacy for 100% of the women included in the study and an improvement in all 4 types of wrinkles (forehead wrinkles, glabellar wrinkles, wrinkles under the eyes, crow’s feet) for 80% of them. Good tolerance has also been demonstrated in the studies on more than 300 women totaling over 10 000 applications.
WHICH FORM OF RETINOL SHOULD I USE?Pure Retinol is the cosmetic gold standard recommended by dermatologists to correct wrinkles intensely since it is easily absorbed by the epidermis and penetrates skin’s cells. Dermatologists always recommend using pure retinol because it is proven to work faster than derivatives.
WHY OUR RETINOL IS SUPERIOR?
The formulation of such an active requires not only to be able to achieve the challenge of stability, it’s key to enable its delivery in skin through a pleasant and sensorial experience.
L’Oréal Paris knows how to stabilize and formulate Retinol so it has perfect bioavailability and optimum efficacy. Our research teams have developed a specific association of molecules to stabilize Pure Retinol, and this association is compliant with our very demanding policies on sustainability and environmental respect. This association (RETINO GUARD™) has been patented and is exclusive to L'Oréal.
Revitalift Retinol Night Serum is the result of 20 years of research. It's stable until the very last drop, it has fantastic sensoriality and is super safe.
HOW TO USE PURE RETINOL NIGHT SERUM?
Retinol should always be used only at night and accompanied an SPF the next morning. It’s very important to get used to the retinol first. Always apply the Retinol serum to clean skin and after your moisturizer if you have a dry skin.
Our Revitalift Retinol Night Serum has been tested under dermatological control and is suitable for all skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin or if your skin overreacts to retinol or if it’s the first time you use Retinol, we recommend you to follow the “progressive” protocol we have worked with an independent board of dermatologists. The protocol can be summarized as 3-2-1:
1st week: apply every 3 nights.
2nd week: apply every 2 nights.
3rd week: apply every night.