Retinol + Green Tea Polyphenol Treatment Pads - Available in 5x and 7.5x Strength
HOW DOES RETINOL WORK?
Vitamin A [and its derivatives] is an essential vitamin that contributes to epidermal cell renewal. Unfortunately, it depletes with sun damage, oxidative stress and age. Replenishing this vitamin topically offers many benefits:
- Contributes to epidermal renewal and keratin synthesis
- Improves the strength of collagen and elastin proteins
- Helps our skin filter UVA and UVB sun rays
- Prevents burning and redness of the skin
- Boosts the skin's defense when paired with other antioxidants
Every day, UV damage, dehydration, and poor cell turnover prematurely age our skin. Chemical peeling at home helps remove very superficial layers of dead skin to refine texture and encourage brighter, softer-looking skin, while preventing visible signs of aging.
Available in two strengths; 5x / 7.5x
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE USING GLYCOLIC AND RETINOL
Because these ingredients bring fresh, new skin to the surface, you will be sun sensitive. Damaged skin cells contain pigment and have hardened to protect your skin from the elements. New skin cells do not have this shield. Make sunscreen and a vitamin C serum part of your morning ritual to protect your skin from photo-aging.
If you're new to using glyolic and/or retinol, take it slow. Start your path to rejuvenation by using these ingredients 2-3 times a week, gradually increasing as your skin tolerates. In some cases, your skin may be too sensitive, and there are alternative products available for individuals who can't tolerate high doses of glycolic or retinol.