41. The Winning Combination: Tri-Retinol + Topical Vitamin C
No matter your age, it’s never too early to begin taking care of your skin to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Even if your skin has begun to show signs of aging, there’s still hope. In this article, we’ll explore the clinically proven benefits of a unique skincare combination of tri-retinol and topical vitamin C. These two ingredients combined can diminish the signs of aging.
Common Causes of Aging Skin
There are numerous factors that contribute to the outward signs of aging skin, contributing to free radical production in our bodies, leading to faster outward aging:
- Improper cleansing
- Poor diet
- Insufficient rest
- Environmental factors
- Sugar and junk food
- Smoking tobacco
- Alcohol consumption
- Over-exposure to the sun
- Exposure to unavoidable pollutants in our environment:
- Fuel exhaust
- Factory exhaust
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen, that amazing structural protein found in the dermis of our skin that keeps it elastic, firm and stretchy. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is found in all connective tissue like ligaments and tendons, as well as joints, bones and muscles. It forms an interlocking “web” like a tightly woven chain link fence, that literally holds our bodies together.
Benefits of Topical Vitamin C
Vitamin C was first discovered by scientists in 1912, and the internal and external benefits of this essential antioxidant have been clinically proven. Below is a list of proven benefits of topical vitamin C:
- Promotes healing/tissue repair
- Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes collagen production
- Fades dark spots/evens out skin tone
- Hydrates and plumps skin
- Binds free radicals
- Reduces under-eye circles
- Reverses sun damage/protect from future sun damage
- Reduces inflammation
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a form of vitamin C. It is stable and converts to L-ascorbic acid on your skin providing all the benefits where they’re needed most.
Retinol and Topical Vitamin C
Look for formulations that deliver the benefits of vitamin A as Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, and as Retinyl Acetate. With this unique combination, your skin may improve with less irritation, since the formula limits the amounts of each form of vitamin A to reduce the potential for inflammation, while not reducing the beneficial effects of vitamin A on your skin.
Retinyl Palmitate, vitamin A, helps to increase the cell turnover time. Quicker cell turnover means new skin surfaces faster giving you a fresher appearance. It also inhibits the breakdown of collagen which keeps your skin firmer. Retinyl Palmitate also limits the damage caused by free radicals and helps diminish age spots and blemishes.
This powerful ingredient can improve skin color and texture and reduce acne without the adverse side effects that some other retinol products may cause. It can improve overall skin appearance and reduce the visible signs of aging.
Retinyl Acetate is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. Its main function is binding free radicals. It is also gentle on your skin and less irritating than some other forms of retinol.
A Wise Formula
Dr. Ron DiSalvo, a noted skin care scientist and authority, created the OrangeDaily seven-part skin care system of complementary formulas to work in harmony to bring you the best results. The best available forms of vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and L-ascorbic acid, are formulated with other beneficial ingredients including vitamin E, vitamin A, and Ginkgo Biloba and other emollients and botanicals to create an effective skin care regimen.
A conscientious regimen of daily application of topical vitamin C and vitamin A products will give you positive results, so it’s important to understand that healthy changes don’t create overnight results any more than visiting your local gym once will provide measurable results. It’s recommended that you follow the seven-part skincare regimen daily for 60-90 days to achieve satisfactory results. Not only will you see a diminishing of aging effects on your skin, but you may also begin the important process of protecting your skin from future damage.
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