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.

For the month of June if you purchase the Micro Retinol Essential Moisturiser or Serum you’ll receive a full sized Micro Retinol Foaming Cleanser for FREE. Click here to SHOP NOW

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Does the word “peel” scare you?

Pevonia Australia Micro Retinol Peel Organic Skincare SPA Clinica Pro Does the word “peel” scare you? Does hearing it make you fret like it’s going to devour every inch of your face in a minute and make you look like a red tomato? That feeling is normal and I do understand why because after a peel using retinol skin care some years back, I felt horrible too. Until…

Pevonia’s SPA Clinica Pro Micro-Retinol came. Everyone in the office went gaga over it and the range became an instant favourite, being dubbed as the best retinol product range to date! Everyone, including the press, our partner spas and salons, and those who have immediately bought online, have expressed their satisfaction and after thinking about it for a long time, I bravely said, “I have to try it!” After weeks of using this new range, I was satisfied with the end result. Here’s what you can expect from this range:

Like other skincare with retinol, the Pevonia SPA Clinica Micro-Retinol is:

✓ Smoothing
✓ Firming
✓ Brightening
✓ Anti-aging

How different is this range from its predecessor?

✓ same results minus the obvious flaking, itchiness, redness and burning sensation (whew!)
✓ unlike the regular retinol that is photo sensitive, micro-retinol is safe to use daily, morning and evening (Remember to apply Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 in the morning. We also highly recommend this 5-in-1 ELES Age-Defying BB Cream with SPF 30)
✓ safe for pregnant women (it won’t harm your baby)
✓ may be used to treat stretch mark post pregnancy

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Before Pevonia’s SPA Clinica Pro Micro-Retinol, I never wanted to have retinol treatments because of that one unforgettable experience when I had to go to work with dry skin shedding off my face, like a sloughing snake. The ads never told me anything about the ugly part of the process. The models said retinol products are the secret to having clear, brightened face but I wasn’t informed that I had to undergo such long downtime, not to mention the itchiness and burning sensation I felt. The end result was great though but I swore to myself I will never try to “peel” again.

Pevonia introduced me to the world of organic skin care and my eyes glimmered in excitement, wanting to try them all (you know, the shop till you drop kind of thing!). I am happy with my essential skincare routine and this new micro-retinol range just makes this brand so hard to beat!

If you don’t have this range yet, I am telling you… You have to try this!
Zero Downtime. Zero Sting! I’m amazed!

View Pevonia SPA Clinica PRO Micro-Retinol home care products here

Read a review of the best retinol skin care products here

Free Gift: Pevonia Eye Makeup Remover

TGIF lovelies!

How was your week? Ours have been great and pretty busy, mixed with itsy bitsy here and there. We’ve stocked up with Pevonia Spa Clinica Pro Micro-Retinol which is the latest craze in Australia. Those who have been asking ‘mirror, mirror on the wall’ will now get the answer they want to hear! Yes it’s possible. Read about this new facial treatment here and if you want to see the home care products, click here.

All the excitement led to late sleeping hours and early wake up call these past few days. Good thing we never miss to use this amazing duo that keeps our eyes looking bright. Of course the greatest beauty rule “Never sleep with makeup on” is still a top priority, no matter how tired, no matter how busy.

Keep the “stress marks” at bay with this routine:

Clean up. Sleep sweet. Wake up happy.

Clean up. Never sleep with makeup on. Everything you put on your face during the day should leave your face before you hit the bed. No excuses. For your eyes, use this mild, sting-free Pevonia Eye Makeup Remover.

Sleep sweet. You can only rest well if you free yourself of worries. Maybe you should start with not worrying about the wrinkles. Try the Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream.

Wake up happy. Look great and feel good about yourself. Banish the dark under-eye circles and puffiness with the Pevonia “C” Evolutive Eye Gel.

Special promo: Buy a  Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream or Pevonia “C” Evolutive Eye Gel and get a free 30ml Eye Makeup Remover! HURRY! Limited time only!

Peovnia Organic Skincare Australia Free Gift FebruaryHave a great weekend!