So you've heard all the amazing things our Advanced Retinol Complex can do and are finally ready to give it a try.
Congratulations-- you're about to experience the best skin of your life!
But before you rush to get started, we've got something for you to do...
We've put together a list of 7 steps that will guarantee amazing results from our retinol cream.
If you follow these, we know your skin will look smoother, fresher and most importantly, YOUNGER!
With that said, here's exactly what you need to do when using our Advanced Retinol Complex...
Step #1 - Go slow at first
Unlike many brands out there, our retinol cream contains 100% pure and real retinol. That helps explain why our product works so well, but it also means it's very potent. If you've never used retinol before, know that it's not uncommon to get some redness and peeling.
That's why we recommend you start using it just once or twice a week at first. If your skin tolerates it well, you can increase how often you use it to every other night. Once your skin adjusts, you can begin using it every night. If at any time the irritation or redness becomes bothersome, be sure to scale back usage. You'll always get the best results by letting your skin adjust before using it more often.
Step #2 - Apply just once a day, and only at night
It's not common knowledge, but sunlight actually "deactivates" retinol, so there's no point in applying it during the day. The proper way to use retinol is to apply it at night, and just one time per day. Applying it during the day, or more than once a day, won't give you any better results.
Step #3 - Cleanse your skin before application
Lotions like this can "cling" to dead skin cells and oils. So to get maximum absorption, it's best if you gently cleanse your skin with lukewarm water before application. Clean, slightly damp skin is the perfect canvas fo retinol!
Step #4 - Right after application, follow with our Vitamin Boost Moisturizer
Believe me when I tell you, this will help immensely with any peeling, redness, dryness or irritation you might get (all of which is normal). Our moisturizer was specifically developed to be used with our Advanced Retinol Complex. The ingredients work together to give you truly beautiful results!
Step #5 - Wear sunscreen during the day
We all know by now that we should wear sunscreen every day to protect our skin. Well that rule applies double whenever you're using retinol. Because our Advanced Retinol Complex encourages cell turnover and renewal, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight. So be sure to protect it with sunscreen.
Step #6 - Give it time to see results
While retinol has been an effective ingredient for decades and has been proven in hundreds of clinical trials, there are differences in how long it takes to see results. Everyone has different skin and reacts differently to retinol. So that means some people will see results right away in as little as 2-4 weeks, while others may take a month or two. Also, most people see maximum results in the 6-12 month range. The good news is, if you're patient, retinol has been shown to work wonders for the vast majority of people who use it!
Step #7 - Use it early and use it for life!
We get asked a lot what age is best to start using retinol? The short answer is as early as possible. Many dermatologists will tell you it's preferable to start using retinol in your 20s. And it works particulary well throughout your 30s, 40s and 50s. Whenever you want to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, retinol's the first thing you should use!
Ok, so there you have it...
If you follow these 7 simple steps, you'll greatly improve your chances of getting amazing skin from our Advanced Retinol Complex.
And if you haven't yet, be sure to pick up a jar of our Vitamin Boost Moisturizer. It'll really help maximize your results when using our retinol cream.
Once you've had a chance to try them, be sure to let us know how they worked for you!