5 Myths About Retinol That You Need to Know

Retinol is one of the most popular ingredients, yet many people have wrong information about it. So here at True Results, we decided to bust the most common myths about it and show you why retinol can be a game-changer for your skin health:

1. Retinol is not a natural ingredient.

Ever heard of vitamin A? Yes, we mean the powerful antioxidant that should be part of everyone’s menu for the day, and which has a ton of benefits on our overall health. It can be found in most leafy greens, carrots, eggs and butter, salmon and other superfoods.

Well, its compounds include carotenoids and retinoids. The second one is where the retinol is.

You can hear about people consuming retinol in order to treat vitamin A deficiency, while others take such supplements to boost bone growth, strengthen the immune system and improve their well-being.

With skincare, however, it helps with reducing wrinkles, boosting collagen production and improving skin tone.

2. It takes too long before we see results.

Wrong. And our product Retinol Active Skincare is a great example of why this myth is wrong.

The magical processes begin happening immediately once you start applying the cream, and results can be seen in as little as 30 days. Not just any results, but fewer wrinkles, better skin tone, improvement in pigmentation and crow’s feet, and more.

Due to the stimulated cell renewal and collagen production, our clients share that their skin appears firmer, softer and younger after just 4 weeks.

3. You shouldn’t put retinol around your eyes.

Due to the fact that the skin around our eyes is much thinner than any other part of the face, we need to take care of it gently and be careful. It’s easy to quickly assume that any new product we buy andstart applying isn’t made for there if it can be applied anywhere else. But that’s not the case with retinol.

Its functions, such as renewing cells and reducing wrinkles and sun damage, can be even more beneficial for that special part of the skin that’s right under and around the eyes. The only thing you need to do differently is to watch out for the movements you make when putting the cream on. Make sure you do it gently and by slowly massaging the skin.

4. You should begin using retinol after the first signs of aging appear.

No! Regardless of whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s, your skin will thank you for adding this ingredient to it. In fact, the sooner, the better as this will prevent pigmentation and will discourage the aging process to start earlier. If you’re consistent enough, your fine lines will appear much later in life.

Moreover, all of us are suffering from a certain level of sun damage, even though it might not be visible yet. The skin doesn’t forget though, and if you got a sunburn back in the days, the consequences might appear years from now. Retinol can treat that naturally and stop you from getting sunburned again. That’s one of the reasons why you should wear it during the day too.

5. You should be careful when combining it with other vitamins.

Another one of the common retinol myths is that you should avoid combining it with other substances, from vitamin C to skin products you’re already using.

Here’s the deal. Vitamin A and C are actually great when combined. And as for other skincare creams you might be a fan of, they will most probably become unnecessary once you make sure you cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate your face, and also apply Retinol Active Skincare.

There are rumors in every industry, but if they’ve been around long enough, people can easily fall into the trap without even doing their own research. That’s the situation with skincare, most beauty products, and - in our case - retinol.

You shouldn’t let that stop you from giving it a try now, though. With all its amazing qualities, it can transform the looks and health of your skin.