Vitamin A is a well-known anti-wrinkle active ingredient. It isn't ideally suited to skin though and can cause irritations. Fortunately for us, researchers set about to find a skin-friendly derivative of this powerful vitamin and came up with their most gentle solution yet, pro-retinols. L'Oreal’s slow-release Paris Revitalift Pro Retinol Day Cream
is in fact gentle enough to use every morning.
Packed with anti-ageing properties and kinder to your skin, it thickens the epidermis, helps cell differentiation, regulates keratinisation, prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin and increases cutaneous vitamin A levels. In simpler terms, it evens out your skin tone and leaves your skin looking smoother, softer and more radiant.
When is it most effective?
The best beauty treatments are those that require the least amount of effort. As the nightingale of the anti-ageing world, L'Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
and its pro-retinol formula get to work while you sleep. Its complementary L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Pro Retinol Day Cream SPF 30
is just as effective during the day though and gentle enough for daily use that you don’t have to expect the usual redness and irritation previously caused by retinol-based products.
By boosting cell renewal, retinol does leave your skin susceptible to UV damage though, so make sure you follow any treatment featuring it with a cream that has SPF 30.
Is it suitable for all skin types?
Back in the day, retinol was known to irritate skin. Advances in the skincare world have allowed researchers to come up with new slow-release formulas like L'Oreal Paris’ Pro Retinol range that don't saturate and irritate even those with ultra-sensitive skin.