Vitamin A Serum
Vitamin A Serum contains 0.25% Retinol blended with 0.25% Retinyl Propionate (a milder form of Vitamin A developed specifically for sensitive skin). The vitamin is time-released whilst you sleep making it ideal for newbies and “Retinol-virgins” or for those with a more delicate or potentially reactive skin.
Beauty Sleep Power Peel
Beauty Sleep Power Peel contains 0.5% Retinol and more proactively “reboots” the skin’s cellular metabolism for smoother, firmer skin and a brighter, more even tone. Use it at night once or twice a week as a sleep-in power facial.
Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum
Finally, Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum contains 1% Retinol, the highest allowable percentage for an over the counter product. Use it on an alternate night to the original Liquid Gold formulation and layer it under your night cream for a much firmer, visibly more even skin with vastly increased suppleness and an almost glass-like finish.
If you’re completely new to Retinol, always bear in mind that it’s important to introduce it gradually as the skin’s metabolism takes time to speed up and can exhibit some initial signs of resistance. These signs can include temporary flaking, mild breakouts and a drying effect. This should disappear about 2-3 weeks after the skin has adjusted, but one option is to reduce the frequency of application of the vitamin so that the skin can adjust at a slower pace. For this reason, we recommend you introduce Vitamin A “low and slow”. Start with the Vitamin 0.5% Serum two nights a week before gradually increasing the frequency of use and the dosage. This gives your skin time to acclimatise and achieve the best results with less downtime.
If you have any questions about Retinol or how best to introduce it into your own routine, please contact our Alpha-H therapist team for more advice via live chat, a consultation card, or a live online skin consultation.