Retinol is known to be one of the most effective ingredients for anti-aging. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A; there are several different "esters" of Vitamin A. Retinol is notoriously known to be potent and effective. When used correctly, it can lead to dramatic results.
Retinol increases cellular turnover and stimulates collagen production. Our skin cells regenerate approximately every 28-40 days. As we age, the cellular turnover rate slows down. By age 40, it slows to on average 45-60 days. Because it takes longer for your body to replace existing skin cells with new ones, dead cells stick around for longer on your skin, increasing the risk of lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other visible signs of aging. Slower cellular turnover can also lead to blemishes, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
It is important to speed up the cellular turnover process as we get older. Using retinol will effectively achieve that and help to "slow" down the aging process. The benefits of retinol are multifold for all skin types. Retinol can combat fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen, brightening dull skin, fading pigment, improving skin texture, and reducing acne.
The way that retinol is delivered to the skin is essential. Retinol is a highly reactive molecule, meaning it can break down and lose its potency as soon as it is exposed to air and light. Encapsulated retinol is a version of retinol that envelopes the ingredient in a protective barrier. Encapsulated retinol is more stable, allowing it to target the skin cells where it is most beneficial. It is time-released, so your skin will have a lower but more constant dose to avoid irritation and increase its effectiveness.
Encapsulated retinol formulas slowly release the ingredient into the skin instead of all at once on the skin's surface, like some other retinol products. The benefit of encapsulated retinol is it is gentle but still potent and highly effective.
Beautiful by Storm uses liposome-encapsulated retinol in our Encapsulated Oligopeptide Serum.
We added peptides and ubiquinone to enhance your results further.
- Vitamin A (1%) plays a vital role in maintaining the skin's youth, helping cell regeneration. It keeps the skin soft and smooth.
- Liposomes help fight against signs of aging by encapsulating active ingredients and delivering them into the skin cell structure.
- Oligopeptides are a group of peptides that stimulate collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid in the skin's deep layers. They also provide mild UV protection that helps protect the skin from sun damage.
- Ubiquinone protects the skin from environmental damage, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces dryness, and smoothens skin texture.