With hundreds of thousands of beauty products claiming to have anti-ageing effects, it’s hard to pin point where to start looking and more importantly, understand what works. There’s plumping, brightening, anti-wrinkle and the fancy list of buzzwords continues.
For anti-ageing, there’s only one ingredient that has been proven to deliver wrinkle busting powers in just a few drops of a serum or dollop of cream – retinol.
As a form of Vitamin A, retinol can be manufactured but is also a natural occurring ingredient within animal sources and in certain fruit and vegetables such as apricots, spinach and sweet potatoes. Retinoic acid aka. Tretinoin was a first generation retinoid approved by the FDA in 1971 as a prescription strength treatment for acne but acted more as an irritant. Thanks to advances within cosmetology, there has been oxygen-sensitive and stable versions of retinol with Vitamin A being championed as an age defying skincare ingredient.
Celebrated for its anti-ageing and antioxidant effects, retinol is powerful enough to tackle a wide range of skin care concerns including sun damage, fine lines, enlarged pores, acne and skin texture. Dermatologists continue to swear by retinol’s ability to improve cell turnover, boost collagen production, smooth wrinkles and reduce dark spots all without irritation. “Retinoic acid works to boost cell turnover, remove superficial dead skin, flatten the top layers of cells, and leave skin looking smoother, more luminous, and even-toned,” Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills, California. “It also helps promote new collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and help thicken skin, making it appear more firm and younger over time.”
Here are our favourite Retinol infused Able Products with potent formulations:
The Fibroblast Collagen Full Neck & Chin Therapy has been formulated with Cosmetic Drone™, the most advanced delivery system for active ingredients. The science Harbouring signature ingredients, the Fibroblast Collagen Full Neck & Chin Therapy has been meticulously formulated with an anti-ageing Cosmetics Drone™, Retinol and Moringa oil. Retinol aims to visibly increase firmness whilst lifting chin and neck and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Moringa oil contributes to rejuvenate dull, tired and ageing skin whilst restoring skin's natural barrier. Anti-Wrinkles Cosmetic Drone™ efficacy has been clinically proven. Clinical studies have shown reduction of signs of ageing including wrinkles and fine lines in the Neck and Chin area up to 67%* *30 women during 28 days.
The Ultra+ Collagen Eye Rescue Therapy aims to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair whilst rejuvenating tired, dull and droopy eyes. The science: The Ultra+ Collagen Eye Rescue Therapy is enriched in powerful ingredients specifically chosen for the eye area. These include Collagen, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. Collagen works as an important building block for elasticity, and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst Retinol aims to visibly increase firmness while contributing to improve significantly uneven skin tone for a matified complexion. Besides, Hyaluronic acid added to the formula aims to provide an intensive hydration to skin.
If you’re struggling with visible signs of ageing or seeking more aggressive measures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, then it’s worth consulting a dermatologist about getting a prescription. Otherwise, products such as the above which contain retinol will do just the job!