Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is made from Vitamin A. Retinol is one of the best-known skin care ingredients on the market and is used in many formulations for the face and body.
Retinol works by penetrating deep beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to your dermis. Once in this middle layer of skin, retinol helps neutralize free radicals to boost the production of elastin and collagen. Retinol also has an exfoliating effect on the skin’s surface that can further improve texture and tone.
Retinol is primarily used to treat the following skin conditions: acne, fine lines, wrinkles, age (sun) spots, freckles, and other signs of sun damage, sometimes called photo aging, uneven skin texture, melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation, large pores caused by acne, oily skin, or collagen loss
Vitamin C as a topical preparation is acidic. When applied to the skin, it helps remove dead cells from the skin’s surface leaving it brighter and smoother. This process speeds up new cell regeneration by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is the protein fibers that make skin plump and prevent sagging. Vitamin C is used for reducing scars, spots and other hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is also a well-known brightening agent that will not bleach the skin.
Used together, Retinol and Vitamin C will give the skin a brighter, smoother and more youthful appearance without the harmful side effects from chemical agents, such as skin bleaching, stretch marks and thinning of the skin.
The active ingredients in both products are naturally extracted and can be used with extreme confidence by all persons interested in looking young and beautiful.
At Amachi Medical Aesthetics in Newport Beach CA, we offer the most exclusive, medical grade facial products containing these products under the brand name Zain Obagi (ZO Health).
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