Retinoids: Skincare Benefits

No matter what age you are, retinoids always make a great addition to your skincare regime. Find out why adding retinoids to your skincare is a wonderful idea!


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What are Retinoids?

Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A to create a powerful skincare ingredient. Retinoids are prescription subscribed and retinols are sold over-the-counter. Retinoids and retinol differ because retinoids are more potent. Even though retinoids are more potent than retinols, you can still get results with retinols—it just takes more time.


Retinoids: Skincare Benefits


Boost collagen

Retinoids boost collagen, consequently making our skin look more healthy, plump, and smooth.


Exfoliates skin

Retinoids helps increase cell turnover. As a result, this helps remove dead skin, fade hyper pigmentation, and improve skin texture.


Reduces redness 

Retinoids help reduce redness since it is an anti-inflammatory.


Control acne

Retinoids can help control acne by preventing dead cells to clog pores. On the contrary, some people can in fact breakout from using retinoids.


Things to keep in mind when using retinoids:


Approach with caution

It’s common for the skin to react to retinoids. Therefore, it is highly advised to gradually increase use to allow skin to adjust. However, if your skin continues to not react well with retinoids, it is advised to stop taking it.


Be patient (and consistent) for results

Typically, retinoids start to show noticeably changes after 12 weeks of using it.


Avoid applying near the eyes

Since the eye area is highly sensitive, avoid applying retinoid near or under the eyes.


Avoid the sun

Avoid applying retinoids when you are going out on the sun—retinoids increases the chance of sunburn.


Use a gentle moisturizer and cleanser

It is advised to use a gentle moisturizer and cleaner when using a retinoid to avoid skin irritation.


Do you use any skincare products with retinoid or retinol? If so, what products?


12 thoughts on “Retinoids: Skincare Benefits”

  • I use a retinol moisturiser but haven’t heard of retinoids… it definitely sounds like something I need to try out!

  • I’ve used quite a few things with Retinol A in it before, but I didn’t know there are also Retinoids. I haven’t heard of that one before. I’m guessing they are prescription only since they are so much stronger.

  • I don’t think I have tried anything with Retinoids before. I am always caution when trying new things, as I seem to be allergic to everything but I am always willing to attempt!

  • I’ve never really known what Retinoids is, but now I do! Now, I think I would need it since I am getting older because it has a lot of great benefits!

  • I have been using a full body moisturizer with retinol in it. My elbows feel amazing! I never thought I would say that.

  • Such a great and informative article. I have been facing problems with acne lately, but I am going to keep this in mind – hopefully retinoids control my acne gradually!

  • I’ve been debating on whether to try incorporating retinol and retinoids into my skincare routine or not and I probably just need to be educated more.

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