Maybe you’ve been an avid Retinol user for years, or maybe it’s simply a word that makes you go, “Oh, that’s that stuff in night cream, right?” Regardless, if some of your skincare goals include reducing signs of aging, brightening your complexion, and firming up the skin, it’s time you get to know the star ingredient behind Aloette’s NEW Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum, Renewal-A to understand how you can incorporate it into your weekly skincare routine for an age-defying, healthier-looking glow.
What is Retinol?
The perfect base for your skincare cocktail, Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also encouraging healthy skin renewal. It penetrates deep into your skin, to the inner layer called the dermis, to help balance the complexion from the inside out.
Retinol is often associated with Retinoids, but it’s important to note that the two are not interchangeable. A “Retinoid” is an umbrella term for any form of synthetic Vitamin A, and can often refer to prescription-strength dermatologic skincare products. Meanwhile, Retinol is a gentler, yet highly effective ingredient used in over-the-counter skincare products like Aloette’s Renewal-A Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum that can play a massive role in helping to reduce signs of aging.
Who is Retinol For?
Because of Retinol’s incredible age-defying and skin-brightening properties, it’s often encouraged for use as soon as you begin to notice signs of aging in your complexion. While those with mature skin tend to see the biggest improvements with use, even those with younger skin can enjoy the powerhouse antioxidant’s skin-firming benefits. Feel free to begin incorporating a Retinol-based PM serum or cream into your skincare routine during your mid-to-late 20s and beyond, starting with applications 2-3 times per week and working up.
When Do I Apply My Retinol-Based Product?
Because Retinol is formulated to even out the skin tone, it may cause increased sun sensitivity, meaning that you should only apply Retinol-powered products as part of your evening skincare routine. And, you should also make sure you’re using an SPF-based moisturizer every AM to help protect your fresh and delicate skin.
For an instant boost of hydration with Retinol serums, like Aloette’s NEW Renewal-A Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum, you should apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin, before your favorite moisturizer. If you prefer a time-released overnight cream, like Aloette’s Advanced Eye Recovery Pro, specially formulated to help perk up the under-eye area, make this the last step in your evening routine so that your skin can soak up ~all~ the skin-loving benefits while you sleep.
Should I Use a Retinol Cream or Serum?
While this is somewhat a matter of preference, it also comes with understanding how the differing benefits of a cream versus serum work to help address your specific skin concerns.
A serum is a nutrient-packed, hydrating delivery system that helps supply and activate concentrated antioxidants for your skin. Serums are often highly targeted for specific skin concerns—if addressing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and creating a more balanced-looking complexion with a burst of antioxidants are top skincare priorities for you, stocking up on a Retinol Serum like Renewal-A Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum would be a great way to optimize your skincare regimen.
Or, if you want an indulgent, ultra-creamy nighttime moisturizer that is very easy to apply and will take the night to absorb deep into the skin to help reduce the signs of aging and reveal a brighter glow, a Retinol cream may be for you. Try pairing with a Vitamin C serum to help complement the effects of the Retinol for a more youthful-looking complexion.
Aloette’s Retinol-Powered Secret to Age-Defying Skincare
Ready to give Retinol a go? Our NEW Renewal-A Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum is formulated with the likes of Niacinamide, Vitamin C and a skin-loving blend of Ceramides to deeply condition skin and help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a brighter-looking complexion.
Simply apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin 2-5 times per week as part of your nighttime routine. Follow with your favorite Aloette moisturizer for best results.