Retinol has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics for approximately 40 years. First as a treatment against acne, to later extend its use in the prevention and treatment of wrinkles and age spots, once proven effective as a skin renewal.
How does it act? Penetrating the deep layers of the skin, thanks to its light molecular weight, and stimulating collagen and elastin. What makes it unbeatable is that it also improves the appearance of the outer layer of the skin. It benefits the cell renewal process, so dead skin goes fast and new, brighter skin layers appear, it also regulates the keratinization process to soften the complexion.
So today I want to share with you my experience with the Retinol Youth Renewal Collection from Murad, a family of 3 products: Serum, Eye Serum and Night Cream. If you didn’t know a treatment with retinol tends to leave the skin quite sensitive during the use of it, is actually normally to even feel it itchy and that’s why all products with retinol has to be used during the night and it could be done during the whole year but some dermatologist suggest to do it during the autumn/winter season because of the sun.
After the regular cleanse and toner we apply the serum, the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum has a light texture that is quickly absorbed by the skin included the oily types (my case) I didn’t feel any strange feeling during all the time I have been using it, but it does leave the skin quite silky and not greasy, it comes in a 30 ml bottle and it lasted quite a while. I have the feeling this serum do most of the job, I don’t have wrinkles or fine lines but I tend to get acne because of the stress and the hormones perhaps plus few sun steins on my skin and also the marks from the aggressive acne I suffered when I was a teenager, I saw a lot of improvement, softer skin, now my whole face has the same colour the marks are far less visible. So yes I noticed a huge difference using this.
I’m lucky enough to don’t have wrinkles or lines around my eyes, just a bit of dark circles and using this Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum i would not say that they disappeared but they improved a lot so I can reduce also the amount of concelear I apply on my daily makeup as you probably read before I prefer the lighter and simple make as possible for my every day life, sadly I can’t say if it works for wrinkles but the dark circles it actually helps.
Finally the Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream something that I really enjoy when I use retinol is to moisture my skin to avoid tight and dry feeling, this one also was retinol on it but actually helps to release that not so nice side of using retinol, but it does really moisture my skin and can go to sleep with a nice calming sensation and knowing that the retinol would keep working during the night. Every time I start with retinol I tend to look friendly moisturizer as not all are suitable to use together with this type of formulas, so have a proper option is really nice and works very well.
This Retinol Collection by Murad just worked very well for my skin, which is quite sensative and easily collapse, the products work without killing the skin a reason why many people quit a retinol treatment is because they cannot handle the no so nice things from it.
Many people are scared of the use of retinol and I have read so many comments from random people telling terrible stories that to one point are just absurd, obviously retinol is not something that you would use the whole year non stop, the abuse obviously would cause a disaster is about treat your skin time to time, do it for a while and then comeback to your regular skincare routine.