Why is retinal 11 times faster than Retinol in treating the skin as the game changer in the industry?
The effectiveness of retinol has been long known and proven in the skin care industry. It increases skin cell and collagen production. Hence, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but does not happen very quickly. With retinal however, we can see all these benefits much faster – 11 times faster, to be precise.
Clinical studies show that a product containing 0.2% retinal works as fast as one that contains 2.2% retinol. In other words, the results that retinol can achieve in a year can happen in about a month with retinal, making it ideal for clients who want to see improvement fast. What’s more, because it works faster, retinal may be less irritating than retinol, and retinal has a higher exfoliation rate, along with antibacterial properties that clear pores to promote healthy skin.
But what is this exiting ingredient? Vitamin A, a powerful molecule that resurfaces and brightens the skin, enhances collagen production, and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, comes in many forms, including the well-known retinol. Lesser known, but clinically proven to act faster is retinaldehyde, or retinal.
Our body stores vitamin A in the skin cells as retinyl esters and then converts them first to retinol, then retinal and ultimately retinoic acid, which is the active form of the vitamin that the skin uses to speed cellular regeneration. It also inhibits melanin production, allowing for a more even-toned complexion, and strengthens the skin barrier, increasing hydration and protecting existing collagen. While the body must first convert retinol to retinal to form the retinoic acid the skin can use, retinal requires only one rapid conversion step, which is why it works faster.
Then why is retinal not widely used in the industry? It has not been studied to the same extent as retinol because it is difficult to stabilize. But modern developments in biochemistry have made stable retinal available, and research has shown that it has all the benefits of retinol with the additional perks of direct antibacterial activity and accelerated action.
For the best results, researchers recommend using 0.01% to 0.1% retinal, with the “sweet spot” being 0.05%. Clients can use it on their face, neck and décolleté, spreading it evenly, rather than using it to spot treat specific areas. That’s because retinal can treat one area while preventing problems from arising in others. It’s gentle enough to be carefully used around the eyes, but avoid the eyelids and direct eye contact.
One study found that after four weeks of use, 100% of testers reported the sense of visible skin regeneration and renewal, as well as improved skin appearance. Another study, performed by Primos 3D imagining, found a 15% reduction in the number and the length of wrinkles.
ilike organic skin care uses a minimum of 0.05% retinal in its products, although its serum has as much as 0.2% for clients who need more intense treatment. It pairs retinal with active ingredients that support its effects and further benefit the skin, including:
- Apricot, which contains vitamins C and E to fight the signs of aging
- Carrot, which contains beta-carotene that is high in vitamins A and B
- Rowan sorb berries, whose vitamin C content helps improve the skin
- Sea buckthorn, the richest source of omega-7 fatty acid, which is vital for healthy skin
- Hyaluronic acid complex that boosts hydration from the inside out
The ilike organic skin care Retinal Collection covers all needs:
- 0.2% retinal serum to tighten skin and increase cell reproduction and collagen production
- 0.05% retinal moisturizer to leave skin hydrated and smoother
- 0.05% retinal gel mask to increase collagen production and elasticity, leaving skin fresh and plump
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