Myths about Retinol
Myth #1. It will make me photosensitive.
Myth #2. It is illegal to purchase without a prescription.
A: Nope. A prescription based product contains Retinoic Acid which is more harsh to the skin, yet works faster. Pain for the gain. Retinol the over the counter version ( OTC ) works on a cellular level and is a more gentle method manifesting the same results in a slower fashion , approximately 3 months.
Myth #3. It's exfoliating properties creates redness.
A. Yes, your skin will eventually acclimate to the product. Beginning with .5% is perfect for newbies.
Myth #4. Retinol is just another anti-aging ingredient , blah, blah, blah whatever.
A. True, but it is the Queen of anti-aging ingredients. Retinol stimulates collagen growth, helps with acne, regulates natural oils found in our sweat glands and repairs free radicals including Metalloproteinasis ( Huh...we explain this on our blog ).