Retinol is wildly advertised by retinol creams and retinol serums as a miracle worker but is it really all that amazing?
Let’s take a look at how retinol works first. Retinol is basically Vitamin A and works by accelerating the growth and discarding of dead skin cells. This makes the cells less likely to fall into pores as well which leads to less blocked pores.
This process of accelerating the death of skin cells on the surface in turns speeds up the growth of healthy skin cells underneath the surface. This also makes it extremely effective at preventing and removing wrinkles.
Retinol also prevents the breakdown of collagen which gives skin its elastic texture. The presence of healthy amounts of collagen in the skin essentially gives the skin its suppleness and glow.
Not only does retinol help reduce acne, but is also generally very healthy and beneficial to the skin. According to the book “Retinoids: Advances in Basic Research and Therapy”, Retinol proved extremely effective against acne. An experiment recorded within this book reports marvelous results of using vitamin A and retinol with 85% of the recipients displaying very significant improvements. The recipients were all victims of long standing inflammatory acne and other skin problems.
Notably as well, the same experiment showed better results in women with none of the women showing less than significant improvement and a large majority showing more than 75% improvement. This cannot be understated that such results are very strong indicators of retinol being very potent against acne as well as other skin problems.
The facts and experiences supporting retinol are indeed very strong! Retinol is endorsed by nearly all dermatologists and is definitely very beneficial overall especially in terms of curing acne.