Vitamin A is a familiar ingredient for most of us when it comes to anti-aging. Dermatologists, skin experts and beauty industry veterans all recognize and understand the benefits of using Vitamin A in a skin care routine. If you are looking to enhance your skin care regimen and want a product that offers a potent punch of Vitamin A and true, visible results, look no further than MyChelle’s Remarkable Retinal SerumWe utilize the most effective cosmeceutical-strength form of Vitamin A, Retinaldehyde, to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, “crow’s feet,” and to promote a general overall smoothness and evenness of facial skin tone.

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What are Retinoids?

Retinoid is the common name for all Vitamin A ingredients. There are various forms of retinoids with scaling levels of potency. Common forms of retinoids include: Retinoic Acid (prescription brand names Tretinoin, Retin-A) Retinal, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, or Vitamin A Palmitate. Various forms of retinoids are widely used in topical skin care medicines, products and cosmetics, mainly due to the way they regulate healthy epidermal cell growth. Think of Vitamin A as exercising the skin from within. As we get older our cellular turnover slows down and Vitamin A can keep things moving at a nice, youthful speed.

What is Retinaldehyde?

The natural alcohol form of Vitamin A is Retinol; this is converted into the -aldehyde form of Vitamin A, Retinaldehyde.  Retinaldehyde is the immediate precursor to Retinoic Acid (the strongest form of Vitamin A).  Retinaldehyde is converted into Retinoic Acid by our body, which is in turn used to promote collagen production.

Retinaldehyde is the form of Vitamin A used in MyChelle’s Remarkable Retinal Serum.  This form of Vitamin A is far less irritating to the skin when used in a topical application compared to other retinoids.  (2) Dermatology 1999 ;199:13-17(DOI: 10.1159/000051372) concludes that topical Retinaldehyde “can be used  as a precursor of endogenous retinoids, since it is converted into both storage and bio-active forms of Vitamin A.”  That is to say that Retinal can be converted into Retinoic Acid (the prescription form of Vitamin A) in one step.

Why use Remarkable Retinal Serum?

Retinaldehyde alone is incredible, but to create a remarkable serum we enhanced the formula with ingredients like Orange Plant Stem Cells and Ceramide 3. Orange Plant Stem Cells increase cellular communication and increase the skin’s elasticity for a silky smooth feel. Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membranes of the skin and therefore the ingredient Ceramide 3, which is identical to the natural ceramide in human skin, increases long-term hydration by creating a protective lipid barrier. There is an increase in the water retention capacity of the skin, with results lasting up to 6 days.

Use MyChelle’s new Remarkable Retinal Serum at night while your skin rests to amplify cell turnover and production, diminish age spots, repair sun damage, refine pores, prevent breakouts, reduce fine lines by 42% and redness by 70%. Yes, it really does it all! Apply sparingly to face, neck and décolleté. More is not better; this is a highly concentrated product that goes a long way. If skin is sensitive, start by using every 3rd night and increase to every other night. For optimal results work up to using this serum every night.

Cautions:

  • Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Reduce or discontinue use if continuous redness or irritation occurs.
  • Use sunscreen daily.

(1)  Clin Interv Aging. Dec 2006; 1(4): 327–348. Published online Dec 2006.  PMCID: PMC2699641 Title: Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety. Author(S) Siddharth Mukherjee,  Abhijit Date, Vandana Patravale, Hans Christian Korting, Alexander Roeder and Günther Weindl (2)  Dermatology 1999 ;199:13-17(DOI: 10.1159/000051372)

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AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.

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