Why retinol is the anti-ageing ingredient you need

Retinol - Anti-Ageing Ingredient you needWith so many anti-ageing skin care products on the market, choosing what will be right for you can be baffling. However when it comes to reducing the visible signs of ageing, the “super-ingredient” that everyone seems to agree on to deliver its promise is retinol. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

What is retinol?

Retinol and retinoic acid are both forms of vitamin A used in skincare products. The stronger of the two, retinoic acid, is only available via prescription while retinol can be sold over the counter.

What does it do?

It is a cell communicator that can help damaged skin cells return to their normal function. When skin is exposed to the UV rays of the sun it absorbs free radicals, which attack healthy cells. Retinol interrupts this process by attaching itself to damaged cells and communicating with them, helping them to act like healthy cells again.

It also helps your skin slough dead cells and create new ones, which in turn creates new collagen. Over time, this can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, because retinol helps to slough away dead skin cells and reveal new growth underneath, continuous use can help to reduce the symptoms of hyperpigmentation by peeling away the top layers of skin and slowing the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour

Who is it suitable for?

While the cosmetic and medical industries are almost united in their love for retinol, some with sensitive skin will go through an inevitable adjustment period, up to six weeks of red, flaky skin. Still, sensitive skin can be trained to tolerate vitamin A derivatives, so really, the only women who shouldn’t use retinol are those who are pregnant or nursing.

So what about the adjustment period?  There will be some dryness, maybe flakiness and sometimes the skin may feel sensitive. Why? Upon application, the retinol binds to DNA, and immediately instructs the skin’s proteins and enzymes to do certain things, firstly to expel the piled-up dead cells from your skin’s surface. Refining that top layer causes some water loss initially, which can make sensitive skin seem drier and more irritable. But push through and it will become less sensitive over time and leave you with a fantastic glow and reduced fine lines.

If however, you have underlying skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, using a high strength retinol product could enhance the inflammation.

Why Pevonia Micro-Retinol®?

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Pevonia’s Micro-Retinol® Line contains all natural retinol, sourced from green leafy vegetables.

The Micro-Retinol® Line utilizes a specialized technology to create micro-particles of retinol that get delivered deep into the epidermis. This means complete product absorption, no skin irritation and immediate results.

Every product in the Micro-Retinol® Line contains a powerhouse trio of vitamin C, vitamin E, and Micro-Retinol®! The addition of vitamins C and E not only ensures Micro-Retinol®’s stability, but also that the skin’s nutrients and density are renewed and preserved.

Something to keep in mind – retinol can make skin more sensitive to UV exposure so it’s best to use at night and if using in the daytime always follow with an SPF 30 or higher.

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Pevonia’s Micro Retinol was Featured on the Prevention Magazine

Great news! Pevonia was featured in bi-monthly, health and lifestyle magazine, PREVENTION.

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The Pevonia Micro Retinol Essential Serum was featured with large product shot and fantastic editorial mention in the “Collagen debate” article.

Excellent awareness for the brand and product to the hundreds of thousands of readers.

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Ocean Road Magazine Features Pevonia

Great news! Pevonia was recently featured in lifestyle magazine, Ocean Road!
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The Micro-Retinol Essential Moisturiser received a fantastic editorial mention under the Timeless Beauty category. Excellent awareness for the brand and product to the hundreds of thousands of readers.

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10 things you didn’t know about Retinol but should

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare Micro Retinol 10 things you didnt know about retinol blogWhen it comes to the application of this anti-aging wonder ingredient people are still fearful. It’s time to face those fears and reap in the ingredient’s amazing benefits.

Many moons ago formulations of retinoids (and still some strong prescription variations) were known to have harsh side effects such as irritation, peeling, redness and flaking. Queue fear. However today’s formulations have vastly improved and generally speaking over the counter formulas will not cause such skin issues.

Retinol does play a huge role in anti-aging. It is still the “buzz” ingredient, the “superstar” for skin, the multi-tasking ingredient that provides endless anti-aging benefits!

It exfoliates, increases cell production and turnover, stimulates collagen production therefore decreases fine lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, kills bacteria, cleans pores and evens skin complexion!

So what exactly is Retinol?

It is a derivative of Vitamin A and therefore an antioxidant. It is also an extremely effective cell communicating ingredient, in other words it organises cells and tells them to behave like younger, healthier cells!

Sold yet? Follow these tips and you’ll be a retinol convert in no time…

  • If you are looking to introduce retinol into your skincare for the first time it’s preferable to start using it in autumn, winter or spring as skin may be a little sensitive to sun in the summer months.
  • Introduce it slowly. Start once a day, every other day initially. Allow your skin to acclimatise to it.
  • For best results retinol is better used at night. This is because it’s a reparative preparation and night is a time for repair, however also partly because it breaks down in sunlight decreasing effectiveness. If you wear in the day, couple with a good SPF for best results.
  • While there are many nice anti-aging creams on the market, many only improve the way your skin looks superficially and temporarily. Few beauty ingredients have actually been proven to slow down skin aging on a deeper level. But retinol creams do exactly that.
  • Along with retinol’s proven anti-aging benefits, topical application can also improve pore function and, in time, pore size which also helps control acne.
  • Only buy retinol products in non-transparent packaging as they will minimize or block air exposure. Note: Retinol (or all forms of vitamin A) break down and deteriorate when repeatedly exposed to air or sunlight.
  • While it’s not detrimental it’s best not to use if pregnant or breast feeding.
  • It’ll take a few months to really see the extent of the benefits retinol has on the skin so stick with it!
  • Oily, combination, acne-prone or sun-damaged skin types will benefit the most from retinol although it will benefit all skin types when applied correctly.
  • Make sure retinol is right for you! Speak to a Pevonia professional!

Now you know it all why not try the Pevonia Micro Retinol range? An easy to use 4 step range to keep skin looking porcelain-smooth and youthfully radiant.

Featuring exclusive Micro-Retinol technology that far surpasses all of the manufacturing challenges and limitations associated with this in-demand ingredient, Micro-Retinol is a micronized emulsion of retinol. This Pevonia-exclusive technology disperses tiny retinol micro-particles within the skin. Serving as an expedited delivery system, it allows immediate and easy absorption as well as targeted delivery within the deeper epidermal layers, rapidly re-stabilizing the skin’s normal function.

It smooths wrinkles, “densifies” the skin, strengthens elasticity, increases moisture, evens skin tone and pigmentation, provides radiance and glow and rejuvenates overall skin appearance.

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