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new dynamic skin retinol serum
At A Glance
WHAT IT IS
Retinol is a retinoid, made from Vitamin A, and is known for reversing signs of skin aging.
WHAT IT DOES
Retinol helps accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for firmer, smoother and more even-toned skin.
We are excited to bring you our latest product from Dermalogica, Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum. A high dose, fast acting multi-retinoid with booster technology that helps to reverse the four signs of skin ageing, with results in as little as two weeks.
Are you a retinol user, or have you been scared to try it? Or, like many of us, are you so confused about what to use and how to slot it into your regimen safely? Read on to learn how Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is the right product for you
In a nutshell, what is this new retinol serum, and who can use it?
Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is a high-dose wrinkle serum with a 3.5% retinoid complex with booster technology that features multiple retinoids working at different speeds to help transform the look of skin. This fast-acting multi-retinoid helps reverse the appearance of wrinkles, retexturize skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and even out skin tone. This optimized formula balances the visible results you expect from Retinol, but with skin-strengthening ingredients to maintain optimal skin health, which means just about anyone can use it*.
What is retinol, and how does it work on the skin?
Most of us have heard of Retinol, but it can become confusing when other Vitamin A derivatives are promoted in a product. Retinol is a retinoid, and retinoids are derivatives of the Vitamin A family. Some are stronger and more potent in their impact on the skin, and typically the stronger the form, the more potential for irritation it has. Retinoic Acid is the strongest form and drives the positive changes we see in the skin; however, this is only available on prescription and is highly irritating.
What’s important to note is the weaker derivatives, when applied to the skin, convert to Retinoic Acid and deliver the same benefits over a longer period of time. The closest type to Retinoic Acid is Retinaldehyde (Retinal), followed by Retinol, then retinol esters (such as retinyl palmitate) being the weakest. The weaker the type, the more tolerated they are, but the longer it takes to see results.
There is also Granactive Retinol (HPR), a new-generation retinoid which acts directly in the skin and does not go through the conversion steps. This sits between Retinol and Retinal in terms of strength but is very well tolerated.
When it comes to deciding which type is best for you, the key is to start with a milder formula and build it into your routine gradually. But it doesn’t need to be overly complicated. There are many products with different strengths, which can make it hard to choose. Dermalogica takes that confusion away and takes a skin health-first approach to transforming the look of skin for real results made easy with no compromise to the all important skin barrier with a well-tolerated, fast acting formula suitable for most skins.
What makes up the 3.5% retinoid complex in Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum?
Many people get hung up on the percentages in a formula, but that’s not the only indicator of efficacy and results. We’ve formulated our latest Retinol serum with multiple types of retinoids to deliver fast results without compromising skin health. The 3.5% retinoid complex is made up of; Pure Retinol, encapsulated, time-released Retinol, Granactive Retinol, plus a booster to increase the efficacy of the retinoids further. By formulating with different types of retinoids that work at different speeds and depths, gives us well-tolerated and quick results. We’ve also included concentrated Squalane and soothing Beta-Glucan to improve hydration and reduce the irritation commonly associated with retinoid use.
Clinically proven to reduce the 4 signs of skin ageing within 2 weeks*
How to introduce Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum into your regimen
We know that Retinol can be intimidating, and sometimes it can cause unwanted side effects. Some Retinol serums fail to provide visible results, and others are too harsh and cause sensitivity or dry, flaky skin. At Dermalogica, we don't take shortcuts - we formulated a Retinol serum to reverse the appearance of wrinkles without compromising your skin.
If you are brand new to retinoids, introduce it slowly. It's important to understand that your skin neesd time to build its retinoid receptors within the skin cells, so going too strong, too fast will likely result in dry, irritated skin.
Use Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum 2 times a week, a few days apart, building to nightly use over a 4-6 week period. If you havve been using a retinoid product comfortably, you can introduce it nightly straight away.
At night, after cleansing, apply a thin layer over face, keeping away from the delicate eye area. Follow with your favourite Dermalogica Moisturiser. Wear an SPF during the day.
Do's and Don'ts with Retinoid use
- If you experience uncomfortable, dry or irritated skin when using retinoids, reduce frequency of use so as to not compromise skin health.
- It's advisable to increase hydration via your other products in your regimen. For example, swith to a nourishing cleanser, introduce a hydrating mist or serum with Hyaluronic Acid in the daytime and use a slightly richer moisturiser.
- Retinoids should only be used at night and SPF must be used during the day.
- Due to the increase in cell turnover with retinoid use, you may not need other exfoliants in your regimen. You may need to reduce your acid use or opt for a gentle powder type exfoliant just a few times a week.
- If you go for professional skin treatments, peels, microneedling etc. don’t use your retinoid for 2-3 days before and after your treatment. This also includes hair removal methods such as waxing.
- Lastly, when using Retinol, it's important to apply SPF daily as Retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Protect your skin with a minimum SPF30+ in the AM and in the PM fight those signs of skin ageing with your Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum.