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The Best Retinol Gel Cream 

Vogue approved

"From Skin Design London comes this effective, retinol-powered elixir blended into a unique water-gel formula.

The draw to the Retinol Crème is its soothing and hydrating benefits without compromising the effectiveness

of vitamin A". 

Vogue Beauty Editor

What is Retinol Gel Creme

Retinol crème is the first retinol-based water gel moisturiser designed using the latest in retinol technology and combined with an intelligent blend of soothing and hydrating ingredients. Designed to suit all skin types without irritation and typical downtime associated with retinol.

“Retinol Gel Crème is a dream product with a unique gel like texture that bridges a crème and a serum to deliver a finish to the skin that treats at a cellular level for best results without compromising the retinol active." 

Fatma Shaheen CEO & Founder

Why do I need Retinol?

Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is widely used in skincare for several reasons:

Anti-Aging: Retinol is known for its anti-aging properties. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production in the skin. This can result in smoother and firmer skin.

Skin Texture: Retinol can improve skin texture by promoting cell turnover. It encourages the shedding of old, damaged skin cells and the growth of new, healthier ones. This can lead to a more even skin tone and a reduction in rough or bumpy skin.

Acne Treatment: Retinol is effective in treating acne. It helps unclog pores by removing dead skin cells and reducing the production of sebum (oil). This can prevent acne breakouts and improve the overall clarity of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation: Retinol can lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin production. This makes it a valuable ingredient for those dealing with issues like sunspots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Collagen Production: Retinol stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain skin's elasticity and suppleness. This can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin over time.

Skin Health: Retinol can improve overall skin health by increasing cell turnover, reducing inflammation, and promoting a more balanced skin tone.

Types of Retinol

Retinol is a popular skincare ingredient known for its anti-aging and skin-renewing properties. There are different types of retinol and related compounds used in skincare. Here are some common forms:

Retinol (Vitamin A1): This is the most common and widely used form of retinol in skincare products. It's considered a gold standard for anti-aging because it's effective and well-tolerated.

Retinyl Palmitate: This is a less potent form of retinol, often used in milder or over-the-counter (OTC) products. It's a good option for those with sensitive skin or for beginners.

Retinyl Acetate: Similar to retinyl palmitate, this is another milder form of retinol commonly found in OTC skincare products.

Retinaldehyde (Retinal): This is a step closer to pure retinoic acid in terms of effectiveness. It's often used in higher-end skincare products and can be less irritating than pure retinol.

Adapalene (Differin): This is a synthetic retinoid that is available over-the-counter in some countries and through prescription in others. It's known for its effectiveness in treating acne.

Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid): This is the strongest and most potent form of retinol. It's typically available only by prescription and is used to treat acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Isotretinoin (Accutane): This is an oral medication used to treat severe acne. It's derived from retinoic acid and is extremely potent.

When choosing a retinol product for your skin, it's essential to consider your skin type and concerns. Those with sensitive skin may want to start with milder forms like retinyl palmitate or retinyl acetate and gradually work their way up to stronger options if needed. Consulting with a dermatologist can provide personalised guidance on which type of retinol is best for your specific skin needs. Additionally, always use sunscreen when using retinol products, as they can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.

Benefits of using Retinol Gel Creme

Retinol Gel Creme, a form of vitamin A, is known for its numerous benefits:

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Retinol is renowned for its anti-aging properties. It helps to stimulate collagen production, which can result in smoother, firmer skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Improves Skin Texture: Retinol can promote skin cell turnover, which leads to a more even skin texture. It can help to fade age spots, sunspots, and acne scars over time.

Fights Acne: Retinol is effective in treating acne by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation. It can help prevent new breakouts and improve the overall complexion of the skin.

Evens Skin Tone: Retinol can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, resulting in a more even skin tone. This makes it a popular choice for individuals with sun-damaged or discolored skin.

Minimises Pore Size: By keeping pores clean and reducing oil production, retinol can make pores appear smaller and less noticeable.

Boosts Collagen Production: Retinol stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing sagging.

Enhances Skin Hydration: While retinol can be drying initially, over time, it can improve the skin's ability to retain moisture, leading to a more hydrated and plump appearance.

Prevents Premature Aging: Consistent use of retinol can help prevent premature signs of aging, making it an excellent addition to an anti-aging skincare routine.

Reduces Inflammation: Retinol has anti-inflammatory properties that can calm irritated skin and conditions like rosacea.

Promotes a Youthful Glow: With its ability to improve skin texture, tone, and overall health, retinol can leave your skin looking youthful and radiant.

Which products can I combine with my Retinol Gel Creme?

Use C antioxidant Glow, Hydrating Serum and Face Tight. If you have congestion and acne add Retexturing serum at night with AHA Serum.

Can I use Retinol Gel Creme as my day cream? 

Retinol Gel Creme is a new retinol based formulae that can be worn during the day without irritation. Its stable formulation makes it safe. Use a sunblock to finish your morning routine after Retinol Gel creme. I love combining Retinol Gel with Face Tight. Two very powerful skin tightening and lifting ingredients that deliver a strong dose of glow, improved texture and vibrancy to your skin. Always consult a skin specialist who can assess you rskin and prescribe the correct retinol treatment.


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