Retinaldehyde is hands down, a FAR SUPERIOR form of Vitamin A than Retinol. Specifically, liposome-delivered Retinaldehyde, CANNOT be beat! You see, there are other forms of Vitamin A being used in skin care formulas, such as Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinoic Acid, Retin-A, Renova, etc. but I choose to work with Retinaldehyde (Retinal, for short) for the following reasons:
•It’s the least irritating and safest form of Vitamin A on the market AND has a greater level of effectiveness because of it’s ability to penetrate the skin more effectively.
•It isn’t drying or irritating to the skin. In fact, it balances oil production whether you are excessively oily OR dry, by increasing the production of GAG’s.
•It’s safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
•It doesn’t photo-sensitize the skin, so you can use it AM or PM and not worry about the disastrous effects of UV damage that Retinol exposes you to.
•It increases NATURAL cell renewal by feeding and nourishing the cells vs. FORCEFUL, damaging exfoliation. This means brighter, smoother skin, and less blemishes.
•It promotes THICKER, not thinner skin by supporting natural production of collagen and elastin, restoring “bounce” and volume. You’ll see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles too.
Most other forms of Vitamin A have a very low level of penetration, so it sticks around the surface causing over exfoliation, redness, and sun sensitivity, meaning it INCREASES inflammation, causing TEMPORARY plumping that AGES the skin further in the long run! The little bit of increase in collagen you do get initially isn’t healthy, resilient, supple collagen. Think about it, if you’re using Retinol, your skin becomes so thin and delicate, it tears right off from a simple brow wax!! Does that seem like it’s making your skin HEALTHY?! Retinol will EXHAUST the skin. The limited results you will experience with it come at a high cost. The skin screams NO!!!
Lastly, I will mention that the Skincare line I work with, Osmosis, has been the pioneer of this form of Vitamin A since the company first started over ten years ago. Even five years ago, no one else was using it! Now, it is becoming trendier and I am seeing it more and more. Still, Retinal requires a delivery system to get where it needs to go to give you those great results and their patented liposome delivery system makes all the difference. They use Phosphatidylcholine, which is a very similar material to what you’re skin cells are made up of, so it’s like the skin just rolls out the welcome mat and says “come on in!” Cheaper Retinal formulations just don’t have that.
I carry four serums in different concentrations for acne, sensitive skin, rosacea, and mature skin. Plus, I offer a Professional level, customized infusion service, the only acid-free “Peel” available. Let’s find the right fit for you! Browse my Online Shop or send me an email and I’d be glad to help!