Should you consider using a Retinol cream?
Yes! It’s hands down one of the best known anti-aging products available. After decades of research, vitamin A has been shown in studies as one of the most, if not the most, effective ingredient for turning around aging skin. It has been proven to smooth fine lines, fade age spots, correct a blotchy skin tone, reduce pore size, and even remedy some types of acne. Unfortunately, prescription vitamin A derivatives cause so much irritation that most people give up using them before they ever have a chance to do their magic…..
To those people we say, why not give Babyface’s Night Renewal Cream a try!
Non-prescription, no irritation, yet still highly effective with daily use. Our pure retinol, encapsulated for slow release and preserved effectiveness, is less irritating and more effective than lower quality vitamin A derivatives (which is largely what most products on the market today contain) and a a great alternative to prescription retinoids like Retin-A.
All vitamin A derivatives must convert to retinoic acid in the skin. Their effectiveness depends highly on stability, and the number of conversion steps. Our pure retinol is partially converted already, so you are getting a far superior ingredient than what is typically used in retinol creams – which takes much longer to convert. Our effective formula was created to be a practical product that you can use daily. While not as fast acting as a prescription cream, the retinol in Night Renewal Cream is definitely a great option to expensive Retinoids. Compared to Retin-A, which usually produces results in about 4-8 weeks, the Night Renewal Cream is around 12 weeks.
What is Vitamin A? What does it do?
Vitamin A and it’s derivatives unclog pores, stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines, and boost cell turnover to even out discoloration and give the skin a smoother appearance. Depending on the strength used, results can be seen as soon as four weeks. The first prescription retinoid (branded Retin-A) was first used about 40 years ago as a prescription acne treatment. Patients soon were delighted to discover that when using it they experienced not just clearer but softer, brighter, less-lined skin.
While prescription formulas yield the most impressive results, there is also the downside of skin irritation. Some experience more than others, but if you are one of those who just can’t deal with the red, itchy, constantly flaking skin – the Babyface Night Renewal Cream is a great option, and can also improve lines and discoloration, or as an acne treatment.
Will it make my skin sun-sensitive?
This is one of the biggest vitamin A myths. The ingredient itself is sensitive to sunlight, which is why you should apply it before bed at night, but using a vitamin A product (prescription or non-prescription) shouldn’t make your skin any more vulnerable to UV rays than it would be after buffing away dead skin with a face scrub. Summer is actually a good time to start a vitamin A; humidity makes your skin less likely to dry out as it adjusts. You can also simulate this by using a few drops of our Massive Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum under the cream at night. Of course, getting in the habit of using sunscreen (SPF 30, at least) is always recommended.
- Don’t use a retinoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Benzoyl peroxide may deactivate retinoids, so don’t layer these two products.
- Waxing can cause excess redness on retinoid-treated skin; don’t use a retinoid for several days before a treatment.
- Keep out of reach from children. Should you should experience any irritation or an adverse reaction, discontinue use and consult a physician