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What are the best anti-aging products on the market?

If it’s not dermatologic skincare, is it skin ‘care’ at all?

Most dermatologists describe the skincare products from stores as causing more harm than good, it has been described as skincare ‘fast food’, which fills you up with surface hydration that makes the skin cells lazy as a result of the moisture signals it receives.

It is referenced by important doctors in dermatology, such as Dr. Zein Obagi.

It is common knowledge by the world societies of dermatology and they can all agree that the Gold standard of treatment for skin is Vitamin A for Anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, acne. And most of the ailments and diseases of the skin.

Vitamin A comes in a hierarchy of degrees of strength :

The table consists of:

LOWEST STRENGTHRetinol esters     The ones you can find in stores that are non prescription items.
RetinolPrescription items only Comes in concentrations 0.25%, 0.5%, 1% with different delivery systems for slow release or fast release. Fast release ones make the skin peel more than the slow release ones
HIGHEST STRENGTHRetinoic acidTretinoin 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1% the strongest antiaging vitamin A product.

Some dermatologists have said that the most important vitamin for the skin is Vitamin A and people should start applying retinols as early as their twenties to avoid degradation of the collagen scaffolds and skin elasticity.

Retinols should be introduced in the nightly routine starting at an average of 25 years of age when the skin starts getting old and the renewal of the cells slows down. The reason it is used at night time is because retinols are deactivated by sunlight.

retinol infographic

How Does Retinol Benefit the Epidermis?

What is retinol’s effect on the inner layer of your skin?

  • It helps to restore the water, lipid and protein balance, restoring barrier function and reversing skin sensitivity.
  • Improves the skin’s protective barrier.
  • Improves a healthy skin cycle.
  • Promotes cell turnover and improves overall skin texture.
  • Leads to a softer and smoother outward appearance.
  • Breaks up existing pigmentation to improve skin tone and complexion.

How Does Retinol Benefit the Dermis?

What is retinol’s effect on the outer layer of your skin?

  • Stimulates fibroblasts, resulting in healthier collagen and elastin production.
  • Improves skin firmness and elasticity due to its ability to increase collagen and elastin.
  • Reduces the appearance of anti-aging including fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves natural hydration.
  • Stimulates the skin’s natural rebuilding and repairing process.
  • Delivers firmer skin with a more even texture.
  • Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells to allow for better penetration of other skin products, consequently maximising the delivery of nutrients.
  • Provides protection against future damage.

You can shee more about these individual anti-aging products by visiting our Zo Skin Health product range.

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