Retinol is a form of vitamin A that can be derived from several enzymatic processes. Vitamin A has been used in various forms in skin care for a very long time, but when it is changed into the form of Retinol, it has been found to be the most beneficial. This is because Retinol is the most reactive form of vitamin A available that is still 100% safe to apply to your skin. You can even find naturally occurring Retinol in beta-carotene.
Retinol has a particularly small molecular structure giving it the ability to penetrate skin easily and produce noticeable results more effectively. In order to stay taut and wrinkle-free, your skin’s molecular structure must be constantly repaired to combat the negative effects of the various pollutants that you come into contact with every day.
Retinol greatly assists the functions in your skin that repairs its structure by invigorating the reproduction of cells at a deep level, which provides the toughness of the epidermal layer. As Retinol is stimulating the production of these cells, it is also simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen, one of the building blocks of your skin. As if these two functions weren’t enough to convince anyone of the power of Retinol, it is also an antioxidant, fighting against the debilitating effects of any free radicals.