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Retinol Serums

Searching for a way to support your skin’s ageing process for a timeless, natural glow? Retinol is a super-charged skincare ingredient that visibly improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while also promoting cell rejuvenation. By smoothing and clearing your skin, retinol products can help to provide you with a bright and radiant complexion that looks and feels wonderfully smooth.

What does retinol do?

Vitamin A is essential for your skin’s health, promoting cell growth and turnover. Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, is crafted to penetrate deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and accelerating cell renewal. This process can effectively diminish wrinkles, even skin tone, and combat acne, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion.

retinol serum benefits include effectively managing acne by unclogging pores, and enhancing skin texture and radiance. By promoting cell turnover, retinol ensures your skin looks youthful and vibrant, and that it positively glows with health.

What is the difference between retinol and retinoids?

While both retinol and retinoids are forms of vitamin A, they differ in potency and the speed at which they act on the skin. Retinoids are a broader category, including prescription-strength formulations like tretinoin, which offer more immediate results but may cause irritation for those with sensitive skin. Retinol, on the other hand, is gentler and available over the counter, making it a preferable option for those new to vitamin A derivatives or with sensitive skin.

The best retinol serums for rejuvenating skin

Nighttime is the ideal time for maximising skin rejuvenation, as your skin’s repair and regeneration processes are at their peak. An increased rate of blood flow to the skin also allows for better absorption of skincare products. This is why we developed our Retinol Night Treatment Serum, specifically designed for nighttime application. This retinol serum delivers a high concentration of retinol directly to your skin, smoothing and plumping to provide you with a fresh, bright, and youthful appearance.

Is there a difference between retinol serums and retinol creams?

The difference between retinol serums and retinol creams lies in their texture, formulation, and intended use. Serums are lightweight, fast-absorbing liquids with a high concentration of retinol and other active ingredients. Their purpose is to deliver these ingredients deep into the skin, making retinol serums ideal for targeting specific skin concerns such as aging and acne.

On the other hand, retinol creams have a thicker formula that is designed to be more moisturising than a serum. Their makeup usually combines retinol with hydrating components that nourish the skin while still providing the benefits of retinol. Retinol creams are often a good choice for people with dry or sensitive skin who still want to experience the benefits of retinol.

Combine retinol serums with moisturiser for optimal results

When using retinol, it’s recommended that you keep your skin extra-hydrated—particularly if you have dry or sensitive skin. A nourishing moisturiser such as Ella Baché Tomato Radiance Cream can help to keep your skin feeling soft, supple, and healthy.

If you have any questions about retinol or retinoids, or want to know more about using products that contain active Vitamin A ingredients, speak to one of our trained beauty therapists. You can book a virtual consultation online or find your nearest Ella Baché beauty salon.

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