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What You Should Know Before Trying Retinol

Posted on 25 March 2020

What You Should Know Before You Try Retinol

When it comes to stopping the signs of aging, retinol has become the gold standard. Whether you’re dealing with age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, or even acne, retinol should be part of your regular skincare routine. While the name can sound scientific and intimidating, retinol is a natural solution for dealing with the signs of aging. 

What Is Retinol?

Retinol is part of the vitamin A family and can be found in food like fish, meat, and dairy products. It’s often used to treat people with vitamin A deficiency. It also plays an essential role in keeping skin healthy and has been shown to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and acne. Our products use a potent, microencapsulated form of Vitamin A in comparison to pure retinoic acid. Our retinol blend is vastly more stable than other forms, delivering a concentration of Vitamin A to your skin in a form that is more useful and less sensitizing. To put this in perspective of concentration, 2.5% of our Retinol Moist (which is our retinol blend) solution is equivalent to 0.1% pure retinoic acid.

What Should First Time Retinol Users Be Aware Of?

If you are a first time Retinol user, apply once every other night until your skin is ready to use it daily. Otherwise, apply on your face and neck after cleansing and toning. If using a serum, apply the serum prior to the moisturizer. Can be used under makeup. For normal to oily skin, use morning and night. For dry or sensitive skin, use only at night. Apply sunscreen if stepping out in the sun.

Can I Use Retinol With Other Skincare Products?

Retinol is often paired with other products as part of a typical skincare routine and can be used, both, morning and at night. As with retinol itself, it’s best to start small and ease into it. To lock in all the awesome ingredients from your other products, like a serum or eye cream, you'll want to apply this moisturizer last.

How Do I Stop the Signs of Aging?

If you’re looking for that extra kick to help stop the signs of aging, use Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer with either our Pro-A Serum or Super 6 Serum . Body Merry’s serums gives six times the benefits of other vitamin C serums and include 2.5 percent retinol to stymie and reduce acne, age spots, fine lines, sun spots, and wrinkles. Simply apply two to four drops of the serum to your face and gently massage into your skin for improvements you can see and feel.

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