Using a Retinol Serum in Your Nighttime Skincare Routine is a Must
Retinol is a must have product in your nighttime skincare routine! This powerful, anti-aging treatment boosts collagen production and cell turnover, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, treats acne, and improves skin texture. It’s your personal magic wand to treat a variety of skin concerns and works for all skin types.
What is Retinol?
Before we dive into how retinol works, we need to explain what it is. Retinol is a form of vitamin A or, more specifically, a type of retinoid which is derived from vitamin A.
Though vitamin A itself isn’t a retinol, the two are structurally similar. This similarity, along with retinol’s ability to dissolve in the skin’s natural oil, allows retinol molecules to bind to specific receptors in your skin cells. These receptors then trigger various processes (like cellular turnover) to improve your skin’s texture and tone.
Vitamin A is essential to cell division, meaning it helps move along new cell growth for regenerative purposes. Retinol is one of the most active forms of vitamin A.
What Age Should You Start Using Retinol?
An ideal time to start using Retinol would be in your 20’s, but you can actually use it at any age since it has so many benefits. No matter your age, gender or skin type, Retinol is always started slowly and requires patience on your end. The product is to be used only at night and applied after cleansing. Retinol makes skin more sensitive to sunlight, so applying it at night is important.
How Often Should I Be Using it in My Nighttime Skincare Routine?
When first introducing Retinol into your nighttime skincare routine, you should start with once a week and then slowly increase use to twice weekly. You could start on a Monday night, then do Monday and Thursday night the next week and see how your skin responds. As skin gets used to the product, you can increase application to 3-4 times a week if your skin isn’t experiencing any signs of irritation. As for the amount, a small amount can go a long way. You can use up to 2 pea sized amounts on the face and neck applying it with upward strokes.
Keep in mind that your skin will go through an adjustment period when using a retinol product because of its strength. During the adjustment period, start with the weakest potency of retinol and slowly build your way up to a stronger strength. If you start to have an adverse reaction once you have begun the retinol, it is a sign your body can’t handle that strength. Meaning that you should go back down to the previous retinoid level or reduce the frequency.
Meanwhile, begin or continue to use a topical collagen product on the evenings that you are not using the retinol. By doing this you are providing your skin the help it needs to repair and heal while you sleep.
Did you know: The night is an ideal time to use these replenishing products because our cell turnover is faster at night, and this allows your products to do their job better. Meaning that your skin actually works harder to regenerate while you sleep!
Raybae’s Rejuvenating Retinol Night Serum
Acts as a potent solution for aging or problematic skin. This transformative serum is packed with antioxidant, anti-aging and clarifying benefits for clear, radiant skin. It promotes the appearance of clear, smooth and firm skin texture. It can also act as an essential booster in any pigment correcting regimen.
Rejuvenating Retinol Night Serum is a comprehensive hydrating formula designed to protect the skin from free radicals, reduce the visible signs of aging, and address problem areas. Using powerful antioxidants and next-generation retinoid active, it leaves the skin clear, with the appearance of increased firmness and elasticity.
- Reduces pores
- Promotes radiance
- Smooths skin's texture
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
Raybae's Overnight Collagen Mask
This reparative overnight face mask combines the power of hydrolyzed collagen, collagen-supporting peptides, and moisture-boosting ingredients. Together, acetyl hexapeptide-8 and palmitoyl oligopeptide work to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and creases while supporting the production of collagen, a protein critical for skin density, firmness, and elasticity. Hydrolyzed collagen helps to diminish signs of photo damage and reduce the look of wrinkles. Mega-moisturizers like glycerin and squalane help lock moisture into the skin, while oat kernel extract soothes and comforts.
- Elasticity and Firmness
- Diminishes Wrinkles & Fine Lines
- Fades Dark Spots
- Fights Inflammation
- Repairs Damaged Skin
- Heals and restores skin overnight
- Provides elastic, more firm skin
- Leaves the skin soft & smooth
- Reduces the appearance of past skin damage