HOW RETINOL WORKS IN ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE
Learn about how Retinol works to manage anti ageing skincare concerns. Visibly minimise wrinkles & smooth fine lines with Kiehl’s anti-aging skincare routine.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s never too early or too late to prioritise anti-ageing skincare. You might be entering your late twenties and starting to see the early signs of ageing, or maybe you’re actively combatting the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Either way, it’s important to understand the anti-ageing properties of retinol in skincare.
Keep reading as the Kiehl’s experts explain how retinol works, how to use it and how it fits into our specially curated anti-ageing skincare routine.
WHAT IS RETINOL?
Retinol is a powerful anti-ageing skincare ingredient with impressive properties to help manage mature skin. This vitamin A derivative has benefits for all skin types, but it’s especially well-suited to target the visible signs of ageing.
WHAT DOES RETINOL DO?
So, what is retinol good for? Retinol is a multi-tasking ingredient. Serums or creams containing retinol can help accelerate surface skin cell turnover to minimise blemishes and refresh your complexion. If your skin is oily, retinol can help regulate sebum production. If your skin is losing firmness, retinol can also help stimulate collagen production.
HOW DOES RETINOL WORK?
Retinol encourages surface skin cell turnover, by smoothing the skin’s texture, and making the pores less visible. This same mechanism is behind retinol’s ability to help fight excess sebum. When it comes to boosting collagen, this benefit happens when retinol penetrates to the middle layer of the skin and helps neutralise collagen inhibiting free radicals. Retinol also visibly improves firmness and reduces lines and wrinkles.
HOW TO APPLY RETINOL
In terms of how often to use retinol, starting gradually is essential. Almost everyone can use retinol, but it’s important to give your skin time to adjust to this powerful ingredient. The Kiehl’s formula can be used day or night, however if you have an established routine, use retinol in the evening. The daily use of a separate SPF is also encouraged as part of your healthy skin routine, especially when applying retinol. Start using a low or moderate strength retinol once or twice weekly and slowly step things up as your skin adjusts.
YOUR KIEHL’S ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Minimise the visible signs of ageing and reveal healthier, younger looking skin with our expertly chosen Kiehl’s skincare routine, backed by the power of retinol. Follow the simple routine below for optimal anti-ageing benefits.
BANISH IMPURITIES WITH OUR CALENDULA DEEP CLEANSING FOAMING FACE WASH
End your day with a deeply refining cleanser to refresh your skin in the morning and revitalise at night. Revel in the luxurious creamy consistency of our Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. This skin softening cleanser is enriched with Calendula, a comforting medicinal herb and glycerin, a powerful plant derived humectant.
Gently massage into your face and rinse to wash away dirt, oil and impurities.
REACTIVATE RADIANCE WITH OUR FERULIC BREW REJUVENATING FACIAL ESSENCE
Follow up your nourishing cleanser with an activating facial essence. Prime your skin for the rest of your routine with our Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence. This resilience boosting essence toner is inspired by old world apothecary tinctures, with the potent antioxidant properties of ferulic acid to help skin recovery.
Pour a few drops of facial essence into your hand, before gently pressing into your face.
MINIMISE THE APPEARANCE OF WRINKLES WITH OUR POWERFUL-STRENGTH LINE-REDUCING CONCENTRATE
Now your skin is fresh and primed, it’s time to deliver some hero ingredients in the form of an anti-ageing serum. Target skin texture, crow’s feet and fine lines with our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. This smoothing serum is formulated with a potent 12.5% vitamin C, a highly efficacious antioxidant known for its line fighting abilities.
Apply several drops of antioxidant serum to your entire face and neck each morning, but make sure you avoid the immediate eye area. If you feel a warm tingling sensation, this is simply the formula working its magic.
RESET YOUR SKIN WITH OUR RETINOL SKIN-RENEWING DAILY MICRO-DOSE SERUM
In the evening, swap out your vitamin C serum for a pure retinol serum. Speed up skin cell turnover, support collagen production and re-firm your skin with our Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum. This potent anti-wrinkle serum is enriched with skin enhancing ceramides and peptides for optimal youth renewing results.
Smooth on a few drops at night, choosing your frequency based on your skin’s retinol tolerance.
PAMPER YOUR EYES WITH OUR POWERFUL WRINKLE REDUCING EYE CREAM
Aside from being the windows to your soul, your eyes need some extra attention due the delicate nature of the surrounding skin. Fortify your under-eye skin and improve elasticity with our Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream. Featuring stimulating caffeine and stabilising copper PCA, this anti-ageing eye cream helps smooth undereye texture to reduce visible wrinkles and puffiness.
Apply carefully with a fingertip to the eye area.
FIRM YOUR COMPLEXION WITH OUR SUPER MULTI-CORRECTIVE CREAM
Dry skin becomes more common with age, so it’s important to seal in your serums with a rich anti-ageing cream. Target signs of ageing in a multitude of ways with our Super Multi-Corrective Cream. This moisturiser is formulated with hyaluronic acid, beech tree extract and jasmonic acid to help lift and firm your skin.
Smooth this luxurious cream onto your face each morning and night. Make sure to apply to your neck too, as this area is also vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles.
SHIELD YOUR SKIN WITH SPF
Finish up your daytime anti-ageing skincare routine. By smoothing on some SPF to protect against the most significant wrinkle causing environmental aggressor – the sun. Damaging UVA and UVB rays are around every day, so it’s important to use a broad-spectrum SPF product every morning.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Apply 20 minutes before sun exposure. Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection so wear protective clothing and seek shade. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming, towelling and perspiring in accordance with directions.
REPLENISH SKIN IN YOUR SLEEP WITH OUR MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE
Conclude your evening skincare routine with a hydrating botanical serum. Help your skin firm itself overnight with our Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This serum contains distilled lavender essential oil to comfort the skin and evening primrose oil to help maintain hydration and elasticity.
Apply 2-3 drops of oil over your face before heading to bed.
Loved this guide to anti-ageing skincare products? Why not read our guide on the benefits of retinol for skin./p>