What is retinol?
When it comes to reversing the signs of aging, retinol is undisputedly the industry standard ingredient. It is able to accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for firmer, smoother and more even-toned skin.
However, what many people don't know is that retinol is a highly reactive molecule, meaning it can break down and lose its effectiveness once exposed to sunlight or air.
Microencapsulated Retinol Sphere
Microencapsulated Retinol for Maximum Anti-aging
At Dermalogica, we use advanced microencapsulation technology to stabilize retinol and ensure its maximum effectiveness. This approach protects it from being broken down once exposed to the skin, so it can deliver superior results.
Microencapsulated Retinol also forms an invisible shield on the skin's surface to reduce moisture loss, which is critical for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. You'll find this technology in Age Reversal Eye Complex, Overnight Retinol Repair and Overnight Retinol Repair 1%.
Everyone's skin reacts differently to retinol. Some people experience temporary redness, flaking, peeling and sensitivity because their skin does not have enough "retinoid receptors".
Retinoid receptors are proteins that occur naturally in the skin. They act like shuttles that transport and release retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) into skin cells, stimulating collagen production. Retinol - the strongest form of retinoid available without a prescription - is converted by skin enzymes into the even stronger form of retinoic acid, which causes the irritation.
Fortunately, with controlled exposure, the skin can build up retinoid receptors. To help soothe and control irritation in the meantime, Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair and Overnight Retinol Repair 1% come with a unique buffering cream that lets you adjust the strength of the formula while your skin acclimates.
Ready for better anti-aging results?
Once your skin has acclimated to Overnight Retinol Repair, it may be time to switch to Overnight Retinol Repair 1%. This clinically effective skin care cream is ideal for dramatically smoothing and renewing mature, aging skin.
Overnight Retinol Repair 1% is available exclusively at select professional skin centers.
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