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Article: Retinol 101 & Brightening Retinol Eye Cream

Retinol 101 & Brightening Retinol Eye Cream

Retinol 101 & Brightening Retinol Eye Cream

Retinol 101

Who: Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a powerhouse ingredient renowned for its anti-aging properties. 

What: It works wonders in addressing common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. 

Where: Retinol should be applied to clean, dry skin at night. We recommend using it with the Brightening Saffron Serum and following with a moisturizer like our Refining Lotus Gel Crème and/or Renewing Bakuchi Crème.

When: Retinol products are recommended for nighttime use due to their photosensitivity. Retinol increases skin cell turnover and can make the skin more susceptible to damage from sunlight. Using retinol at night allows it to work while you sleep, promoting cell renewal, stimulating collagen production.

*Remember to wear sunscreen during the day! 

Why: Retinol improves cellular turnover. Incorporating a retinol-based product into your skincare routine can lead to a smoother, firmer, and more radiant complexion over time. 

How: Start slowly and gradually increase usage to allow the skin to adjust. When you are first starting retinol try using it 2-3 times or week or even just once a week for those with super sensitive skin. Combining retinol with a hydrating moisturizer or serum minimizes skin sensitivity.

We recommend pairing your retinol with our Brightening Saffron Serum to help alleviate and prevent irritation.

How long before I see results: Typically, it takes 3 months of consistent use to see long-term results. Continued use will deliver the benefits of brighter, firmer skin.

Consistency is key!

Try our gentle Brightening Retinol Eye Creme with slow-release micro encapsulated retinol and bakuchi seed (nature’s retinol) for visible results without the irritation. This beautiful and effective crème also contains saffron, to gently brighten the sensitive area around the eyes.

Create a Ritual

Step 1: Apply a pea-sized amount of eye crème to cleansed dry skin with your ring finger as the first step of your restorative PM skin care ritual.

       *We recommend using your ring finger as it applies the least amount of pressure, which is ideal for the delicate eye area.

Optional: For those new to retinol or concerned about sensitivity we recommend applying the eye creme after a few drops of Saffron Serum

Step 2: Follow with the rich and velvety Renewing Bakuchi Crème and pair or alternate 1-2 times a week with the Restoring Moonseed Facial Treatment for deep nourishing and healing while you sleep.

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