If there’s one beauty ingredient that has been making headlines for the past few years, it’s Retinol!
It almost sounds too good to be true – with correct use, Retinol can reduce signs of aging, improve skin texture and give skin an undeniable glow.
Yes, it seems that Retinol really is the secret to flawless skin. So, why not share it with your clients?
Here at Salons Direct, we now stock a fantastic range of Retinol Skincare products. Including serums, moisturisers, face masks and more, every product contains a high dose of Retinol and other powerful ingredients to help skin look its absolute best.
Want to find out more? Read our guide to find out why Retinol is a must-have retail range in your salon!
What is Retinol?
There are a few different types of retinol out there, but they are all types of ‘retinoids’.
Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A. It was once available by prescription as retonic acid, which was a very strong form used to fight acne, but could also irritate the skin.
Today, milder forms of retinol are being used in skincare formulas that offer the same benefits, but are gentler on the skin.
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What does Retinol do for your skin?
There are so many benefits retinol can provide for your clients’ skin!
When used properly, retinol can help to…
- Minimise signs of ageing
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Exfoliate, renew and resurface the skin
- Support the production of collagen and elastin
- Improve radiance and uneven skin tone
So, there are so many skin issues that retinol can help to address. In fact, not only is it good for maintaining skin’s youthful appearance, it can also improve acne. Retinol works by boosting collagen production and promoting cell turnover, meaning it can help keep pores clear, preventing the formation of both blackheads and whiteheads.
Can you use Vitamin C with Retinol?
There is another skincare superhero out there that is known to help reduce signs of aging and promote a healthy complexion – Vitamin C.
So, can you use these two powerful ingredients together? To use Retinol and Vitamin C at the same time, you need to make sure they have the same pH level. Otherwise, they can end up simply cancelling each other out – meaning both products become less effective!
You also need to check whether they have a water or oil based formula. If for example you use an oil-based Retinol with a water-based Vitamin C, the latter won’t be able to penetrate through.
There is a solution though! Our Retinol skincare products at Salons Direct are enriched with Vitamins C.
They also include Melavoid, which helps lighten hyper-pigmentation, and Vitamin E, helping to protect cells from damage and keeps skin hydrated.
As the ingredients are carefully formulated to work together, you can be sure your clients are getting the benefits of both Vitamin C and Vitamin E, along with the Retinol.
When should you start using Retinol?
If you think your clients can benefit from Retinol, you can recommend they start using it from your mid-late twenties onwards. Along with helping prevent future signs of aging, it can help them achieve that coveted ‘glow’ by also reducing sun damage, pore size and blemishes.
For those starting to use Retinol in their twenties, they can start with milder formulas and still see results. This is because skin cell turnover is usually still quite naturally high.
How long does Retinol take to work?
At first, some people experience some side effects when they first start using retinoids. During this time, skin might look redder than usual or seem to be dry.
After a few weeks use however, the skin will start to adjust. After about 3 months use, there should be a visible improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance.
Discover the best Retinol skin products for your client’s skincare routine!
Retinol Anti-Ageing Gel Cleanser
This cleanser is perfect for introducing Retinol into your clients’ skincare routines. Along with gently lifting away makeup and impurities, the added Retinol and Vitamin E exfoliate and help brighten the skin. The perfect way to boost your glow for the day or prepare the skin care further Retinol treatments.
Retinol Gold Peel Off Mask
If skin needs an extra boost, the Retinol Gold Peel Off Mask is the perfect treat. In just 15 minutes, the skin is rejuvenated with Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Vitamin A – leaving the skin feeling tighter, firmer, fresher and softer. Whether used with other Retinol products or just as a once-a-week treatment, this is a must-have for every skincare shelf.
Retinol Super Face Lift
For clients who really want to supercharge their skincare, suggest the Retinol Super Face Lift serum. Packed full of powerful ingredients including Vitamin A, C and E, the skin can really be transformed to reduce signs of aging, leaving skin visibly smoother and ready to glow.
Retinol Vitamin A Day Cream
Ideal for daily use, the Retinol Vitamin A Day Cream deeply moisturises the skin while improving texture, clarity and radiance thanks to the Glycerin and Silk Amino Acid. As skin is more sensitive to UV rays while using Retinol, this day cream is also formulated with SPF 20, so you know the skin is protected.
Retinol Vitamin A Night Cream
This luxurious cream gets to work on nourishing the complexion while you sleep! Your clients can wake up to a youthful glow thanks to the Vitamin A, C & E enriched formula. Enjoy resurfaced skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles and boosted radiance.
Retinol Anti Ageing Facial Oil
The ultimate treat for clients’ skin, this face oil is not only enriched with Vitamins A, C & E, but a blend of 9 essential oils! With a lightweight formula, leave this oil to work overnight or apply in the morning to instantly add brightness and 12 hours of hydration.
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