Vitamin A is often touted as the anti-ageing miracle solution. No need to concern yourself with the reasons and machinations behind this, just trust in the process and believe…
We jest, of course, however this blind faith can lead to disastrous results, particularly with something as potentially volatile to sensitive skin havers as vitamin A.
With that in mind, it may behove one to familiarise oneself with the risks and rewards associated with vitamin A, for there are both in equal measure.
Let’s start with the basics. Vitamin A is a powerful nutrient required by the body to maintain healthy eye, skin and immune function, not to mention its potent reproductive health support. Vitamin A can be found in a variety of ways and chances are if you are enjoying a balanced diet, you will be receiving enough to not have to concern yourself too much.
When we are referring to vitamin A in the context of skincare, its form changes slightly. Retinoids, retinols, retinyl’s and in extreme cases retinoic acid is a formulation of vitamin A stabilised to be suitable for topical treatment and is listed in the table of contents as such.
So now we know that, let’s dive into how vitamin A, or retinols, can improve our skin situation.