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Why Retinol is a Must Have in Your Skincare Routine

Why Retinol is a Must Have in Your Skincare Routine

If you don’t already use retinol as a part of your skincare routine, then consider this your sign from the universe to start.

You may have heard of retinoids, retinols, and retin-A and wondered what exactly the differences between these were. Retinoids are a form of vitamin A, which promotes skin cell renewal and enhances collagen production. Retinols are over-the-counter retinoids. And Retin-A is a prescription-only retinoid.

Retinoids have tons of pros:

  • Helps acne-prone skin

  • Clears pores

  • Anti-aging

  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

  • Stimulates collagen production

But they also have some cons to be aware of:

  • Causes sensitivity, dryness, and flakiness

  • Cannot be used while pregnant

  • Possibility of an adjustment period where skin may look worse before looking better

If you want to start using retinols but don’t know where to begin, check out some of our faves: Super Facial Serum by Verso ($130), LilyAna Retinol Cream Moisturizer ($19), Bio Retinoid Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil by REN ($69), and the Biossance Squalane and Phyto-Retinol Serum ($72).

Get all the details in this video!

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