Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, is an essential fat-soluble vitamin found in the body. It is found in leafy vegetables, some fruits and offal and is absorbed and stored in the liver. It has a key role in vision, forming one of the visual pigments that is essential for night vision. It also is important in DNA expression and has well documented anti-aging properties in the skin. It can rapidly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps strengthen the skin.
When retinol is absorbed or applied to the skin, it is broken down and converted into retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is then absorbed by skin cells and can then positively impact the skin on a cellular level. The retinoic acid can increase the gene expression of compounds such as collagen which can help plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. By increasing skin regeneration it can also reduce the appearance of dark spots and visible sun damage.
The Hydrate & Nourish day moisturiser contains retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.