Retinol is the all-star skin treatment, with proven ability to treat breakouts as well as fine lines and wrinkles. (And with all of the hormonal changes a woman goes through in mid-life, it’s not uncommon for her to have both of those.) Using a product with retinol has been scientifically demonstrated to give you smooth, glowing skin, which is less prone to breakouts and shows fewer fine lines and wrinkles. It’s no wonder that this medication is among the most popular prescriptions by dermatologists.
While a lower concentration of retinol (0.5%) is recommended for those starting out and may be enough for some people, others need the more powerful strength of a 1% retinol cream. If you’re among those who need a higher concentration of this best-selling skin treatment, 1% retinol may be for you. Dr. Caniglia will advise you on whether you need retinol, and when to move up from the 0.5% to the 1% solution.
Retinol can sometimes cause irritation, especially in the early days of using it. A good moisturizer, such as Ceramide Treatment, can be helpful.