Are you aware of all the forms of Vitamin A?
There are 3 prescription strength retinoids on the market today:
Tretinoin – Retin-A, Atralin, Avita, Retin-A Micro and Renova
Tazarotene – Avage and Tazorac
Adapelene – Differin
Some of you have probably used one or two of the above. Maybe you used it for anti-aging reasons, maybe you used it for clearing acne. Most of these forms of vitamin A can be irritating to the skin causing redness, flakiness and irritation.
Osmosis uses Retinaldehyde. Retinaldehyde is a natural form of vitamin A derived from beta carotene which is converted and used to boost our immune system and provide healthy skin cells. Equivalent in strength to prescription Retin-A, Retinaldehyde is less irritating and non-inflammatory. Osmosis is the only skincare line to formulate a stabilized liposomal delivered form of Retinaldehyde, so it can reach beyond the surface to deliver results. I always recommend introducing the vitamin A serum slowly and increasing the amount and frequency as your skin adjusts. There’s no rush in using “more”; let the skin acclimate and you will have beautiful results.
You might ask, “What sort of benefits does Retinaldehyde provide?” Glad you asked!
- Calm inflammation
- Repair the skin barrier
- Rebuild the dermis
- Remodel the skin
- New collagen/elastin
- Increase nutrition
- Increase immune repair
- Clear acne
- Normalize oil production
- Shrink pores
- Remodel scarring
If you have concerns about any of the above, then it might be time to think about adding a vitamin A serum to your daily regimen.
Check out Osmosis Vitamin A Serums for more information on what would be appropriate for your skin.