What It’s Like to Start Using Retinol for the First Time

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
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Of all the skin care ingredients out there, there’s one that reigns supreme, and that’s retinol—a type of retinoidderived from vitamin A. This does-it-all ingredient is known for its impressive benefits: it reduces acne, regulates skin cell turnover, brightens skin, stimulates collagen production and, most notably, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and dark spots. “Retinol is...

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How to Apply Retinol to Achieve Maximum Results 


Woman applying retinol

Chances are, you’ve heard about the wrinkle-reducing benefits of retinol, but might not understand exactly what this hero ingredient is—or everything it can do for your skin. In essence, retinol belongs to the class of ingredients known as retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A. Retinol works to stimulate collagen production and accelerate skin turnover, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and...

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