Retinol creams are derivatives of vitamin A that naturally occur in the skin. Retinol creams help to rejuvenate the skin and boosts the production of collagen.
Retinol creams are over-the-counter creams. They are as effective as the prescription retinol, but you cannot see visible changes on the skin in a short time.
Retinol creams help the skin by-
- increasing the production of collagen
- improving the elasticity of the skin
- getting rid of dead skin cells
- unclogging pores
- erasing wrinkles
- reducing pigmentation, age spots
What is retinol ?
According to WebMD Retinol is a form of vitamin A that naturally occurs in the skin. It is used in many over the counter skin care products.
When retinol is applied to the skin the enzymes present in the skin converts retinol to retinoic acid. This retinoic acid helps to revitalize the skin cells, get rid of lines and wrinkles and helps to erase dark spots on the skin.
It takes a long time to see visible results (about 3 - 6 months) on your skin if you are using a retinol cream.
What are retinoids?
Retinoids are chemical compounds that are related to vitamin A and they work rapidly on the skin cells and you can see visible effects on your skin in a short time. The retinoid creams are synthetically made in the labs.