Product Description & Benefits:
Retinoids (retinoic acid, retinol, retinyl esters) inhibit synthesis of matrix proteases, increase collagen synthesis, stimulate division of keratinocytes and fibroblasts, and stimulate synthesis of extracellular matrix by fibroblasts. More simply stated, Retinyl Acetate and other retinoids are used as antiaging chemicals. Vitamin A is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover, and gives an increase in collagen resulting in a more youthful appearance. Please note that this is NOT retinoic acid, the ingredient in Retin-A, a prescription medicine. Retinoic acid, termed Tretinoin in clinical usage, is used in the treatment of acne and keratosis pilaris in a topical cream. An isomer of tretinoin, isotretinoin is also used orally (under the trade names Accutane and Roaccutane), generally for severe or recalcitrant acne. High doses of any form of Vitamin A may be teratogenic and are contraindicated for pregnant women.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for 4 fl oz of cream or lotion at 2% concentration (2.4 g in 120 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. The granules may not dissolve immediately or completely, but they will disappear when you apply the cream to your skin. Use only at night, as retinoids are light sensitive.
Edwards, H. (2001) Topical retinol and retinaldehyde in cosmetics as alternatives to retinoic acid: evidence of efficacy. Retinoids & Lipid-Soluble Vitamins in Clinical Practice 17: 98-102.
Varani, J.; Fisher, Gary J.; Kang, S.; Voorhees, J.J. Molecular mechanisms of intrinsic skin aging and retinoid-induced repair and reversal. Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings (1998), 3(1), 57-60.