People are always looking for the next miracle skincare product. And while these come and go, one that came on the scene a few years ago that seems to be holding steady is retinol. This derivative of vitamin A seems to have real power to diminish fine lines, banish wrinkles and correct pigmentation. To help you make the most of retinol in your skincare routine, we spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics.
Here’s what they had to say.
Kristals Cosmetics Tips: How to use Retinol for Fresh, Radiant Skin
#1 Try a Gemstone-Based Formulation
Like most skincare product ingredients, retinol does its best work for the skin when combined with other high-quality ingredients in the best possible formulations. There’s certainly no question about that when choosing something from the Kristals Cosmetics line of products.
We have retinol as an active ingredient in several options, including all three of our Sapphire-based products (Sapphire Retinol Age Correcting Cream, Sapphire Retinol Firming and Lifting Eye Cream, and Sapphire Retinol Firming and Lifting Eye Serum).
#2 Start with Gentle Drugstore Versions
Retinol is available in a variety of over-the-counter products available at your local drugstore or beauty counter. If you want to see if retinol can have a positive impact for you, start with one of these gentle options first.
Often, you’ll find that for fine lines or minor discoloration issues, these over-the-counter products are more than effective at repairing your problems and preventing them in the future.
#3 Seek out Retin-A
If the retinol seems effective but you want to take things up a notch, look for products that contain Retin-A, also known as Tretinoin. This is a stronger, prescription-based form of retinol, so you’ll want to speak with your dermatologist about this option. He or she may have a Retin-A containing product in mind to treat your specific skin condition.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.