Saturday July 4, 2020

Surrender to the skin whisperer

Retinol, retinoid, Retin-A; these are words we endlessly hear in the world of beauty. But what do they offer, do they work, and what’s worth paying top dollar for?

9th April, 2017

Retinols are considered the holy grail of skincare: we’re assured that they are our best allies against wrinkles, acne, hyper -pigmentation and so much more. In fact, of all the innovations in skincare, it’s the R word that has remained on an untouchable pedestal for over 40 years (since the first Retin-A brand name product was approved by the FDA).

But while we know of their proven power, there tends to be...

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