As we age, the outer layer of the skin thickens while the inner layer thins. When applying a retinol on a consistent basis, the retinoids invert that aging process. Simply put, it creates a thick inner layer of skin and a thin wrinkle and age-spot free outer layer. This new outer skin is very delicate and should not be exposed to the sun. That's why it's so important that retinol and its Vitamin A derivatives be found in products intended for night use only. Unfortunately, retinol has made its way into a number of skin care products such as cleansers, sunscreens, lipsticks and foundations. Here's why the following products containing retinol should not be used.


Retinol and other Vitamin A derivatives, quickly break down when exposed to the sun and air.  When used in daytime products, retinol can make skin age faster. This is because it's more susceptible to the sun, no matter the SPF protection on the foundation or sunscreen.


Cleansers containing retinol are a gimmick and a complete waste of money. The retinol is simply washed away, not capable of being on the skin long enough to show results.


The skin on the lips is extremely thin and sensitive. It’s also the area of the body where skin cancers metastasize faster.

Here's the bottom line.......retinol, a useful and proven ingredient in preventing and repairing aging lines, should only be used at night. So watch out for those all in one age defying day time products with retinol. It's just another great marketing ploy to reel you and your money in.

If you'd like a natural skin regimen of products that are useful for your skin type, go today and get your FREE consultation from a board certified dermatologist. After careful review of your skin, we'll provide you with a list of natural products and detailed instructions on why, when and how to use them.

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