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Is Retinol Good For Skin? Your Guide To Retinol
Is Retinol Good For Skin?


Feb 1, 2024

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Este Medical Group

Many people are still a bit mystified by retinol, not understanding what retinol is exactly. We hope our Este Medical guide to retinol will help you appreciate the many skincare benefits of this effective antioxidant.

Is retinol good for skin?

Yes, it is! Professional retinol treatments not only correct existing skin issues (e.g., epidermal pigmentation) but also prevent future skin concerns (e.g., wrinkles). 

Why Is Retinol Good For Skin? 

Because retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and has antioxidant properties, it can promote smoother, more youthful-looking skin when used topically (like Este Plus skincare) or as part of a cosmetic skincare treatment.  

When added to a skincare product, like a night cream or skin serum, retinol has excellent anti-ageing abilities as it helps your body to shed dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, while promoting the growth of new skin cells. When the skin is refreshed with the help of retinol, it looks younger and fresher.  

Retinol Benefits For Skin

Retinol’s effectiveness is in its ability to stimulate collagen production (see skin laxity), promoting skin cell turnover, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne. Medical clinic skin treatments that harness the power of retinol will improve skin texture and skin tone. 

Book a free Este skincare consultation to talk about how you can benefit from retinol, and make arrangements to try one of our anti-ageing skincare treatments

How Does Retinol Work To Improve Skin? 

What does retinol do for your skin? The underlying science of how retinol works is linked to how it gets under your skin to promote your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which aids in skin hydration and plumpness.

Once it penetrates into the skin it helps to fade some types of hyperpigmentation and improves overall skin texture, making retinol a valuable skincare asset for women and men seeking radiant, even-toned skin that is clear and plump. 

Why Should I Use Retinol?

Here are three reasons to invest in the best retinol skincare treatments:

  • Using retinol for anti-ageing helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as it renews the skin for a youthful-looking complexion.
  • Retinol help with acne by unclogging pores, reducing skin inflammation, and promoting cell turnover, leading to clearer and healthier-looking skin.
  • Retinol can help reduce certain skin pigmentation by slowing melanin production and promoting a more even skin tone, diminishing the appearance of dark spots or discoloration over time.

Is Retinol Safe For Skin Use? 

You can’t write a guide about retinol without addressing potential retinol side effects and considerations. 

Occasional side effects might accompany retinol use, such as mild skin sensitivity, dryness, or irritation, particularly for those with sensitive skin. However, these can often be managed with proper skincare routines and gradual product introduction.

How to use retinol:

Skincare experts will often recommend you start using retinol products that contain lower concentrations, so your skin can adjust and build tolerance. 

Additionally, you will be advised to use sunscreen during the day when using retinol skin care, as it may increase skin sensitivity to the sun. 

When used correctly and consistently, retinol can really work miracles for various skin concerns (e.g., wrinkles, acne, dark spots), this is why so many people make retinol a staple in their skincare routines.

If you have sensitive skin, and are concerned about using retinol, then make a free skincare consultation with Este to find out which of our skin treatments is best suited to you. 

Este's Skin-Safe Retinol Treatments & Proven Skincare Advice Await You

We hope that now you realise what a game-changing ingredient retinol is, and how it works skincare miracles! Retinol-based skincare products and treatments can help increase the thickness and elasticity of your skin, slow down melanin overproduction, fight skin inflammation and acne, plus keep pores from clogging.

Retinol will be your best beauty secret for a radiant, flawless glow! Arrange to have an Este Medical skincare consultation to discuss how you can gradually have a new retinol skincare routine, plus discover what Este treatments support retinol use.

Last Updated:

February 1, 2024

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