33. Retinol for Age Defying and Wrinkles
1. Combat Free Radicals
Antioxidants that help combat and neutralize free radicals are usually found in food. Free radicals are unstable molecules caused by natural processes as well as environmental pollutants. Free radicals have been linked to increasing the signs of aging and possibly contributing to certain diseases. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can combat those external signs of free radicals when applied to the skin on a consistent basis.
2. Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Collagen is an abundant protein enabling elasticity inside and outside your body including joints, tendons, and your skin. Vitamin C and retinol have both been proven to increase collagen production and together, they can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When combined properly and applied daily, you can significantly improve the youthfulness of your skin over time.
3. Reduce Blemishes
Inflammation is your body’s enemy. On the inside, inflammation can cause pain and contribute to disease formation. On the outside, inflammation can appear as skin redness or rashes, eczema or acne.
Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of both vitamin C and retinol, this combination applied to the skin regularly has produced great results in reducing acne, redness, and skin irritation.
4. Minimize Age Spots & Discoloration
Dermatologists have used retinol (a form of vitamin A) to minimize age spots and improve skin tones with great success. Retinol increases skin cell production and turnover which results in a faster and more efficient exfoliation process. Average skin cell cycles are 28 days, but with retinol, that time can be reduced by a few days. When dead skin cells are removed and new skin cells are produced at a faster than average rate, the new skin appears clearer and more vibrant.
5. Hydrate Skin Effectively
Dry skin is a common problem for many people and becomes even more common as your skin ages. Dehydrated skin can be itchy and flaky and results in a dull and aged appearance. In order to rehydrate and brighten your complexion, select a skincare formula that includes both vitamin C and retinol. These ingredients, when combined, can make your skin healthier with a higher level of hydration.
6. Reduce Under Eye Circles
When fat and collagen break down under the eye over time, the skin becomes thinner. Dark circles and under-eye puffiness become more noticeable. Counter this undesirable result with a product containing both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, but avoid retinol around the sensitive skin under your eyes. Vitamin C and retinol are both proven to stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover, but vitamin C and hyaluronic acid combined can thicken under-eye skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
7. Minimize the Appearance of Scars with Accelerated Healing
Whether you have acne scars from your teen years or stretch marks from creating a family, vitamin C and retinol can help to reduce the visibility of these scars. The unique properties of vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid penetrate the dermal layer to work from the inside out. Retinol increases skin cell turnover and exfoliation.
Together, they work to allow healthy skin to come to the surface, possibly resulting in the minimized appearance of scars.
8. Safe & Effective
Vitamin C and retinol have been shown to produce positive age-defying results when used consistently as part of a daily skincare regimen. Individually, they produce measurable and dramatic results like those listed above. In order to achieve even greater results, it is wise to choose a skincare regimen that combines these two ingredients into one product. Using these ingredients together delivers visible and measurable synergistic results.
(To alleviate the irritating effect of retinol, OrangeDaily combines three forms of vitamin A in lower, gentler, controlled amounts: retinyl palmitate, retinol, and retinol acetate. This combination delivers the best attributes of vitamin A with the least risk of negative side effects. The three forms of retinol are formulated with the most easily absorbed form of vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. These products are specially formulated to be shelf-stable for 4 years and protected from deterioration that is common among other skincare products that contain vitamin C.)
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