Retinol- a derivative of vitamin A is available by prescription (retinoid). Common brand names:
It’s primarily method of action on the skin is exfoliation,cellular turn over, brightening, anti oxidant benefits and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
In the treatment room retinol booster may be added to facials and peels to enhance shedding and peeling, product penetration.
This is necessary to encourage the evolution of New and healthy skin cells. Ask your Esthetician how retinol can enhance your skincare results. Stay tuned for part 2. Using retinol in your home care.