How Retinol helps reduce the signs of ageing

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Retinol is a must have ingredient to your skincare routine for anti-ageing.

Retinol and retinoic acid are derivatives of vitamin A and anti-oxidants, which means it helps neutralise the free radicals that destroy healthy skin cells.

It is one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients for cell regeneration and collagen production.

Retinol helps to encourage cell regeneration and ensure that new collagen continues to form as a person ages. As a result, it has been shown to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Retinol, when applied to the skin, works by stimulating new collagen formation as well as preventing the breakdown of existing collagen. It has been clinically proven to have a stimulatory effect on the fibroblasts that produce collagen, as well as an inhibitory effect on enzymes that break down the collagen support structure.

As collagen is replenished and old skin cells are shed, hyperpigmentation fades, fine lines recede, and skin starts to reveal a brighter, smoother texture.

Retinol also stands out because its molecular structure is small enough to allow it to penetrate the skin’s epidermis or outer layer, which is a limiting factor for many other skincare ingredients. It needs to penetrate deep into the skin to get to the dermis where it can get to work and have a significant effect on the quality, tone, and texture of the skin. Molecules that are too large to penetrate the skin will just sit on top of the outermost layer and cannot be effective.


  • Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Pores
  • Acne
  • Skin texture

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Retinol products are best applied at night time. Apply a pea-sized amount to the face. It is best to introduce retinols slowly by using it once a week, then few times a week and gradually build it up to reduce redness and irritation.

Retinol products available at Arch Aesthetics:

Ossential® Advanced Radical Night Repair

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Formulated with a 1% retinol concentration that targets UV-damaged, aged skin more effectively than any other anti-aging treatment.


  • Innovative formulation ensures stability for maximum anti-aging benefits
  • Helps improve skin’s brightness, reduces brown spots and provides a more even tone
  • Provides antioxidant protection to neutralize free radical damage
  • Combats irritation to help calm and soothe the skin

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 1.0

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A microencapsulated 1.0% retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture and corrects the signs of aging. Recommended for skin that has been preconditioned to retinol (with Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25, 0.5 or another retinoid product).

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 1.0 is a pure potent microencapsulated retinol serum that helps you achieve a more radiant and even complexion. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves texture and tone by stimulating collagen production and speeding cell turnover. This formula also targets acne-prone skin, minimizes pore size appearance and evens skin tone. Unlike many other retinols, our retinol is microencapsulated using cutting-edge technology to allow for a gradual timed release into the skin overnight. By encapsulating the retinol and adding soothing and hydrating ingredients like niacinamide (vitamin B3), tea extracts, honey and sodium hyaluronate, maximal results can be achieved in comfort.