Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is popular for its miraculous effects on the skin. This topical agent boosts collagen production and minimizes the signs of aging, giving you the gift of younger-looking and healthy skin. But did you know there's a more powerful version of it? It's called encapsulated retinol. Housed in a carrier, encapsulated retinol is designed with a time-release technology. Basically, it reaches the deepest layers of your skin and then gets activated. Unlike traditional retinol, this one's more tolerable – it doesn't cause dryness or irritation.
Why Use Encapsulated Retinol?
Encapsulated retinol works in the same way as traditional retinol, but it's more effective and powerful. Retinoids start working from the inner layers of the skin and then go upwards, so it's important for the retinoids to reach the deeper layers without any obstruction. Encapsulated retinol achieves this with ease, as it comes protected within a carrier system. It manages to penetrate deep into the skin and reach the target area, without losing its effectiveness.
Retinol in itself is sensitive to UV rays and air, and the encapsulation process makes it more stable. Encapsulated retinol is less likely to break down, so expect it to have a longer shelf life than usual traditional retinol.
When & How to Use It?
Encapsulated retinol works best when you apply it before bedtime, as it gets ample time to go deep into the layers of the skin. Start by cleansing and toning your face. Then take a pea-sized amount of the product, and apply it to your skin. If you're using other serums or moisturizers, remember the rule-of-thumb to apply the strongest product first, which will typically be this Encapsulated Retinol wonder.
In the initial days, limit the frequency to once or twice a week. With time you can start applying it more frequently as your skin gets the hang of it, but do not apply it more than once in a single day.
Time to Show Your Skin Some Love
To look your absolute best, encapsulated retinol is an essential addition to your skincare routine. If you're looking for a potent product, try out our Encapsulated Retinol 0.5% Cream. It's infused with vitamin A (Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate), jojoba seed oil, squalane, safflower seed oil, tocopherol, and hyaluronic acid, ensuring healthy, plump, and youthful skin. Once you start using encapsulated retinol, there's no turning back. So add this magic potion to your regime, and welcome a positive change in your skin, the natural way!