Retinol & skin ageing: an overview of its efficacy and safety

Retinol & skin ageing: an overview of its efficacy and safety

Retinol is one of today biggest misunderstanding, sold by the beauty world and journalists as the ultimate anti-ageing product, but scientists involved in cell research and in my case, dermatology anti-ageing, know it actually causes long term ageing to the skin and is certainly not an anti-ageing product. Retinol works by turning over the dead skin cells faster, but by doing so it exposes the new skin to the major cause of premature ageing and many say skin cancer can also be the result of prolonged use as you have removed the skin own protective film to UV light. Retinol helps keep dead skin cells turning over but so does our unique root of a plant sponged if used weekly in the shower, retinol goes further removing the skin protective film of melanin too early this is the skin main protector from UV damage, this means you will exposed new skin too early to the main cause of fine lines wrinkles and premature ageing. So, you may well have a fresher skin quick fix for a short time, but you will prematurely age the skin faster.

In my opinion, as a 20 years’ experience dermatologist and bio-gerontologist {which is the study of ageing to humans and finding what slows the ageing process} if you want youthful skin you should stay well clear of using such typical products and absolutely not if you have any form of sensitive skin.

So, what really works on keep the skin youthful ? 90% of skin ageing comes from one source - Free radical oxidative stress to cells, collagen, skin fibres and elastin's. Stop this and you slow the ageing process dramatically. Now my research into this has resulted in me finding the best form of stopping free radical ageing and that's through natural oils.

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John Hamilton Dermatology Bio-Gerontologist