Retinol Skincare Products
Retinol is a topical Vitamin A that is applied on the skin to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin texture. In Korean beauty, retinol often comes in different forms and can be used at various steps of your beauty regimen such as retinol serum, retinol eye cream Australia, retinol cream and so on.
It benefits the skin in a number of ways, but it is most commonly used in anti-aging products and it works by neutralizing free radicals to stimulate collagen production which then gives the skin a smoother and plumper-looking appearance. Apart from that, its exfoliating effect on the skin can improve skin texture and tone caused by acne scarring, sun damage or hyperpigmentation.
Using Retinol in Your Skincare Routine
If you've done your reading on skincare - you probably know a thing or two about retinol, or vitamin A. Best known for smoothing out wrinkles in anti-ageing skincare, retinol has become a household name in the Korean beauty market.
Retinol has shown to be effective in improving skin tone, reduce fine lines, smooth out wrinkles, and leave the skin looking all round radiant. Derived from vitamin A, retinol comes in creams, serums, moisturisers, and masks.
However, retinol products shouldn't just be used willy-nilly by anyone and everyone. Retinol is a fantastic ingredient that comes with a wealth of benefits; but should be used accurately and safely to prevent over-use or incorrect use, which can result in damaged skin.
As you can see, BONIIK stock a wide range of retinol-based products across some of our favourite brands like Some By Mi, Cosrx, The Face Shop, and Innisfree. And while each of these products have been carefully designed and produced to provide effective, safe, and exceptional skin results, it's still worth knowing when to use retinol, and when you shouldn't. Here are our top tips for making retinol work best for your skincare regime:
- Retinol works by increasing cell turnover. Removing dead skin cells and leaving behind fresh, bright skin cells, resulting in plump skin. However, overusing retinol can leave your skin dry, flakey, and irritated. Only use retinol regularly once you have safely introduced the ingredient into your regime over time.
- That brings us to the next tip - introduce your retinol products into your regime over time, and sparingly. If you've never used retinol before, patch-test it first. And only then should you start using it once a week, at night. After a few weeks, depending on the strength of the product, you can start using it twice a week as your skin adjusts.
- If you have sensitive skin, you can still use retinol. Try the retinol sandwich method; by which you add a light moisturiser before the retinol, and moisturiser after retinol too!
- Only use a pea-size amount for your whole face. Yes, we mean it! Any more, and you'll be overdoing it.