What is Retinol and How is it Useful?

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Do you want clean, clear, bright skin? Do you want to reduce your age? Do you want scar, marks and wrinkles gone?

All the above question has a single answer.


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Yes, you might not recognize this now, but you might have probably seen it many times. Be with me and continue reading.

So first of all.

What is Retinol?

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Retinol is a form of Vitamin A.

Topical Vitamin A can be referred as tretinoin or retinoic acid. Retinol is stable, user friendly and very effective.

Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals.

Skin that has been exposed to sun and pollution starts losing its attraction. Wrinkles and lines start appearing at very early age. Skin starts getting prematurely age.

Retinol acts as microdermabrasion treatment and helps outer layer of skin slough off. By removing the outer layer of skin it helps the skin to become smoother.

All the lines and wrinkles become firmer and lightens, which gives new look to skin.

What is Retinol made from?

All sources of Vitamin A can provide retinol. Retinoids are naturally found in some food and animals.

These sources contain retinol:

But all of these contain retinol in very small proportions.

What is Retinol Used for?

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Earlier when retinoid got FDA certification, it was used as prescription for acne. Later they realized that patients got fairer skin with lighten wrinkles and lines. Their skin was toned and better.

Then Retinoid started getting used for these purposes:

  1. Unplug pore.
  2. Even out skin discoloration.
  3. Remove oily skin.
  4. Tuning the complexion.
  5. Treat Acne.
  6. Reduce wrinkles and lines from skin.
  7. Improve the appearance of skin.

How Retinol works?

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On regular usage of retinol for few weeks (preferably at night, as Vitamin A degrades in sunlight). Skin starts looking less lined and smoother. Outer skin burns eventually and inner skin comes up, which is smoother and better.

Where can we find Retinol?

Retinol can be found everywhere around you, in all the Anti-ageing creams like Strea A15, Strea Nanoceuticals Nano Age, Sebamed Anti-Ageing Q10 Protection Cream etc.

and supplements that you might have seen in all the commercials on TV, Print and other medias.

It is also found in some Acne creams.


Before using, please see:

  1. Retinol, if taken in large quantities can dry out your skin.
  2. Please do not use in Pregnancy.
  3. Waxing can cause burning and redness on retinol treated skin. Don’t use retinoid for week before waxing.
  4. A small percentage of people have ultra sensitive skin, which can never tolerate retinoid. So the best way for them is to consult dermatologist.
  5. In summer use retinoid over suns cream, to get results.


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