Tag Archives: Vitamin A

Incorporating Retinol into Your Skin Care Regimen

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Essentially, retinol (retinoid) is the Vitamin A molecule which is one of the best vitamins for your skin.  Not only is it a powerful antioxidant but it also stimulates cell growth, helps to repair injured or damaged cells, and encourages new cell turnover.  The molecule itself is small enough to penetrate to the lower layers […]

Exfoliation: From Inside the Chemistry Lab

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Please do not be afraid of the idea of chemical exfoliators! Many of these are available for use at home in gentle formulations. For the most powerful options, you will need a skincare professional. One of the most popular is the alpha hydroxy acid or AHA. Commonly used ingredients for these exfoliating products are glycolic acid […]