The 5 Myths of Retinol (Vitamin A)

The 5 Myths of Retinol (Vitamin A)

Retinol is undoubtedly the star ingredient in Anti-Aging creams. However, there are many doubts about the properties of Retinol or Vitamin A and its use in cosmetics. Do you want to know them? We develop in this post all the myths of the key Active Antiaging.


MYTH 1: Does Retinol exfoliate the skin?

Absolutely not. Retinol is not an exfoliant but an ingredient with anti-aging properties.

This myth may be due to people describing a slight flaking of the skin when using this active, but this is only because Retinol can dry the skin if we use a high concentration without our skin is accustomed.


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To avoid it you can simply start using Retinol in very low concentrations or spacing its use initially and always with specific hydration for your skin type.


MYTH 2 Can Retinol be mixed with AHA and BHA scrubs?


The answer is a clear YES. Retinol, despite what is often said, does not eliminate the dead skin that has our skin, so we must use exfoliants that leave a clean and healthy skin so that Vitamin A acts on our dermis.


The doubt arose because of a scientific study that said that the pH of these exfoliants conflicts with the properties of Retinol.

However, this study was not performed on the skin, and since then, no further research has been able to confirm this.


MYTH 3 Is Retinol less effective with exfoliants?

This myth is based on the fact that the low pH of the AHA and BHA exfoliants, or chemical exfoliants, affects the retinol, which has a higher conservation pH. This theory might make some sense if the same cosmetic had both active ingredients (exfoliant and Retinol) at low pH, as Retinol would degrade during storage because it did not have the correct pH. However, this never happens in cosmetics that contain only one of the active ingredients and are applied separately to the skin. In fact,

this is precisely one of Lesielle's advantages since each active ingredient is in its ideal environment and is only mixed in the device for the immediate application.

In fact, several studies defend the use of these two ingredients together, given their great effect on the skin and used correctly are one of the most effective anti-aging treatments.


MYTH 4 Can Retinol be used during the day?

Despite the widespread belief that it is not possible, the answer is yes but always use sunscreen if the skin is going to be exposed to the sun (even if it is half an hour) as Retinol can produce a sun-sensitizing effect.


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For this reason, if you want to use retinol during the day, always use a cosmetic that includes sun protection. In the case of Lesielle, as simple as adding to our device a Base with 30+ sun protection, if we are going to be exposed to the sun and we want to use retinol.


MYTH 5 Can Retinol and Vitamin C be mixed?


Once again we find a very widespread myth: Retinol and Vitamin C cannot go together in the same product.

If both Vitamin C and Retinol are produced in our body in a natural way and coexist perfectly, why can't we use it in the same cream? In fact, Vitamin C stabilizes the properties of Retinol and together they form a perfect team: the first will be responsible for renewing the natural tone and remove any spots that our skin may have and the second will act in its regeneration and restoration.


Lesielle's wide range of active ingredients opens up a whole range of possibilities for you to boost your base with the treatment you need. If your skin demands a treatment against the signs of aging, don't hesitate to include in your base Antiaging active ingredients such as Retinol.

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Posted on 02/21/2019 by Antiaging, Learn more about..., What they don't tell you

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