BEAUTY&STYLE Published October10, 2014 By Angela Betsaida Laguipo

Studies Support Efficiency Of Retinol As An Anti-aging Ingredient

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(Photo : Most important ingredient in anti-aging products

Retinol is recommended by many researches and studies to be effective in reducing skin aging and wrinkles. It is hyped as the newest trend in anti-aging products because of its potency and efficacy in making the skin especially in the facial area youth-looking, radiant and smooth.

Many researchersconducted tests on the efficacy of Retinol in removing signs of skin aging like wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative which is popular as an anti-aging agent that can remove premature signs of aging in the prone areas.

Retinol has a simpler form called Retinoic Acid. It aids in making the skin cells to die more quickly that promotes new growth and production of new and healthier cells. Also, it alters the destruction of collagen and thicken the deeper layer of skin. Hence, wrinkles are prevented to start.

According to a study by Siddharth Mukherjee, the results show that it promotes the constancy, acceptability and efficacy of retinoids like tretinoin and retinol. Also, according to a study from Archives of Dermatology, retinol is effective in improving collagen production. It can make the skin stronger to withstand injury to the skin.

Most anti-aging products today contain Retinol. Retinoids curtail the presence of wrinkles, strengthen skin's thickness and elasticity, slow down the collapse of collagen and alleviate brown spots caused by sun exposure.

According to Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist and founder of Murad skincare line, Retin-A is the prescription form of Retinol, and has been proven effective to reduce fine lines, can smooth the skin and help regularize pigmentation. Also, it exfoliates the skin making it smooth, soft and wrinkle-free.

Aging is an inevitable part of life but it can be managed through proper skin care management. Use of beauty products are recommended to restore hydration, moisture and radiance. Proper care is needed to be able to maintain youthful glow. 

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