We had a great time on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) last week, and we are thrilled to have had such a great response to the Beauty Bioscience line! One of our customer favorites has always been our RetinoSyn-45 Treatment System, which was evident in the HSN shows last week. Maybe you recently purchased our RetinoSyn-45 System or you are thinking about purchasing this kit and you are wondering what the big deal is about Retinol. Why is Retinol such a popular active ingredient in beauty products and how did it get there in the first place?
Retinol is essentially Vitamin A, and Vitamin A is one of the best vitamins for your skin. While many people may think that retinol is a relatively new ingredient in skin care products, it has actually been around for over eighty years. Swiss chemist, Paul Kerrer, was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the 1930’s for his work in synthesizing retinol. However, due to its unstable nature – retinol is very sensitive to light and oxygen – retinol was metabolized into a more stable form called retinoic acid in the 1960’s. Many people may recall one of the more popular brands of retinoic acid, an acne treatment called Retin-A. While the retinoic acid products gained widespread use due to their effectiveness in reducing fine lines and hyperpigmentation, there were drawbacks. Retinoic acid is not very delicate and can easily produce dry, irritated skin.
In attempt to alleviate these drawbacks, researchers began to revisit the gentler form of Vitamin A, retinol. While the topical use of retinol isn’t completely devoid of irritating side effects, it is much milder than retinoic acid. And thanks to recent advancements in the ability to microencapsulate retinol molecules, the issue of retinol’s oxygen and light sensitivity can be addressed. Currently, retinol is the industry standard when using Vitamin A as an anti-aging ingredient in skin care products.
Unfortunately, not all retinol containing skin care products are created equally. Some products do not contain a properly stabilized form of retinol, which means that the retinol in the product degenerated in the container before you were even able to apply it to your skin. Another issue with some retinol products is the amount of retinol that the product is introducing to your skin is either to low to be effectual or too high and causing negative side effects.
Thankfully, Beauty Bioscience’s RetinoSyn-45 addresses both of these issues. Not only does RetinoSyn-45 contain a properly stabilized and effective form of retinol, but it also delivers retinol to your skin in a revolutionary titration therapy system that is designed to avoid the negative side effects topical retinol can produce. RetinoSyn-45 is packaged in a simple to use three-phase system in which the concentration of key ingredients in increased in each phase. This allows your skin to gradually adjust to the active ingredients and process them in higher concentrations. By allowing your skin to adjust through this titration therapy, the end result is ultimate anti-aging benefit. If you would like to learn more about Beauty Bioscience’s RetinoSyn-45 or purchase this remarkable system for yourself, click over to the Shop Now section of our website where you can find RetinoSyn-45 and our entire line of products.
Sources: “Return to Retinol” by Cristina Mueller, Vogue Daily, March 26, 2012