Retinol, a powerful anti-aging effect

Retinol and other retinoids have important beneficial effects on the skin. In the words of Dr. Federico Feltesthey stimulate an increase in the thickness of the epidermis, while thinning the corneal layer, which will give it a rejuvenated appearance. “They will also diminish certain types of spots, specifically those associated with photoaging.”

Deeper, at the dermis level, they induce collagen formation and the deposition of glycosaminoglycans, resulting in increased skin firmness and consistency.

“Retinol stimulates an increase in the thickness of the epidermis, while thinning the stratum corneum, which will give you a rejuvenated appearance.”

There are many advantages and as a precaution it should be noted that retinol may cause some irritation, depending on skin sensitivity, concentration and type of retinoid, with retinol and adapalene being the most tolerable.

Also important are the excipients and the way in which this substance is conveyed to the skin. Nanosomal retinol preparations offer maximum tolerability while harnessing the full potential of the molecule, as the nanosomes penetrate through the skin to transport it to the deepest layers to perform its effect, while decreasing irritation, as in the TUDERMA Retinol gel cream.

All skins benefit from continuous retinol treatment by preventing and counteracting aging, both chronological and photoaging. Patients with acne-prone skin will also see improvement in this aspect. Only in women who are trying to become pregnant or who are already pregnant is it indicated to discontinue treatment.

It is advisable to start with low doses, which translates into two or three weekly applications at the beginning, to allow time for adaptation. It can then be increased to nightly application. Not recommended for use in the morning. For more sensitive skin, the optimal dosage may still be 2-3 times per week. Also, in times of high sun exposure, it is advisable to reduce the frequency of application or even temporarily discontinue it, as retinol can sensitize the skin to the sun.