Retinol is the scientific term for Vitamin A and has been proven to increase the collagen levels in skin, plumping the skin tissues, increasing elasticity and skin firmness while decreasing wrinkles over the long term. Retinoids work by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath. They hamper the breakdown of collagen and thicken the deeper layer of skin where wrinkles get their start. As Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Retinol Milk is absorbed by the skin, it passes into the basal dermal layers deep below the surface. Enzyme and Mitosis activities are accelerated. Skin becomes more elastic and stronger, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Retinol Milk is also an effective acne treatment by helping to regulate the production of sebum. Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Retinol Milk is also an antioxidant that helps to counteract the effects of free radicals — which damage skin cells.
Cold Water Processing for Optimal Stability
One problem with Vitamin A in its retinol form is that it breaks down very quickly when exposed to light or heat. The research and development laboratories at Brenda Christian Cosmetics, Inc. have developed a unique cold-water processing technique that we utilize during manufacturing to stabilize retinol and ensure that it remains effective.
For the first two weeks, apply Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Retinol Milk every third night. If your skin is not irritated, ramp up to every other night for two weeks. Not dry or flaky? Go for it every night. A few other irritation-mitigating guidelines: Wait 15 minutes after washing your face before you apply Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Retinol Milk and use one pea-sized dab to cover your whole face. After a few minutes, follow up with Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Luxe Hydration Luxe Super Serum or Brenda Christian Cosmetics’ Firming Complex to prevent dryness.
Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxan, Retinol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. Sodium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance.