why is Retinol the wrong thing to use if you want anti-ageing…
It may come as a shock that retinol is not at all an anti-ageing product after what you have read about it, but journalists and mags are easily influenced thus you get the wrong information they are not scientists …in fact since I put this page up over the last few months I have been inundated with emails about how it has wreaked havoc with people skin. hi I’m John Hamilton a 20yrs experienced scientist & dermatologist involved in cell decay/rejuvenation research as a bio-gerontologist.. ‘this is where we find out what causes ageing and Senescence and what can prevent it’
Retinol: first what does it do:>This is what’s officially said about it “Retinol is a potent form of synthetic vitamin A. Data from an FDA study indicate that retinoid ingredients may speed the development of skin tumours and lesions on sun-exposed skin. FDA, Norwegian and German health agencies have raised a concern that daily skin application of vitamin A creams may contribute to excessive vitamin A intake for pregnant women and other populations”…. EWG cosmetic database
It works by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath…. So whats wrong with that? Well, you are interfering with your natural protective surface layer, exposing too early the new skin, which will not have built up it protection to UV and free radicals and that can mean you are exposed to pigmentation and more than often prematurely ageing skin. So you are worse off within a short period of time by using Retinol. The interesting thing is Retinol does not stop the main source of ageing, called oxidation free radicals, which are responsible for at least 80-90% of ageing to the skin and 90% of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol speeds that process up by exposing new skin too early.
So you get a quick result with fresh skin coming through quicker but ultimatelty further down the road those little lines and wrinkles will come back in real force.
So what is the best way to have youthful skin right through your life >> natural vital oils stop the main source of ageing and damage to your skin, collagen and elastin fibres they also proved suppleness to the skin so it bounces back and they put into the skin the following at the same time Our blends of Natural Facial Oils are a powerhouse of anti-ageing ingredients, created with understanding taken from cutting-edge research, which you won’t find in such intensity elsewhere. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, D, E, magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin and folic acid, all of which contribute to increase collagen in the skin. Vitamin A – Retinol – rejuvenates and nourishes the complexion and Vitamin E aids skin regeneration. They are also rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and premature ageing prevention minerals like omegas, proteins and beta-carotene, which research has proved slow damage to cells. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) helps to strengthen the skin’s supporting collagen fibres and is also an excellent skin moisturiser (particularly for dry skin). Then we bring in Essential Oils, which bring order to cells and tissue, dispelling bacteria, infection and stimulating repair.