Retinol...Said by the beauty world and journalists as the ultimate anti-ageing product.
But scientists involved in cell ageing research don't agree and I know this because I'm one of them, in my case, Dermatology Anti-Ageing for the last 20 years?
What we do know is it actually causes long term ageing to the skin.
Retinol works by turning over the dead skin cells faster ( effectively burning them off with acid too early) by doing so it exposes the new skin cells so you look better for a few days, but this is to early for your new cells, before there are ready to do so and results in long term premature ageing occurring and possibly even skin cancer
In my opinion and many scientific studies, if you want youthful skin you should stay well clear of using such products and absolutely not if you have any form of sensitive skin. so many people end up with skin problems when using it. I get about 20 emails a day from people where it has damaged there skin
So, what really does works on keeping the skin youthful?..
90% of skin ageing comes from one source - Free radical oxidative stress to cells, collagen, skin fibres and elastin' all damaged by free radicals Stop this and you slow the ageing process dramatically with fine lines and wrinkles made to simply fade away as the skin repairs itself.
My research into this has resulted in me finding the best form of stopping free radical damage and that's through natural oils which are liquid antioxidants. this has no long term damage and is phenomenal for anti ageing.
Now the interesting thing is there is a product which bring the retinol effect naturally and with oils which stop the free radical damage:
For the complete kit containing the oil, cleansing, exfoliating and moisturiser:
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by John Hamilton Anti Ageing Dermatology Bio-Gerontologist