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SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Uses and Treatment Guidelines


Get The Low Down On SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Uses and Treatment Guidelines – Simply put, retinol is another name for vitamin A. It is an extremely effective cell-communicating ingredient that has the ability to connect to almost any skin cell receptor site and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell. That in itself has tremendous impact for improving skin, but it gets better…

Retinol also functions an antioxidant that can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes wrinkling and other signs of aging. Moreover, it has been shown to increase collagen production, help fade discolorations from sun damage, and there is emerging research pointing to its potential for building elastin.

For the sceptics out there, we know all of that may sound too good to be true, but that’s why it’s so exciting that there is an overwhelming amount of research to back up retinol’s anti-aging prowess!

Dr Alek Nikolic Recommends Retinol 0.3 For:

  1. Pigmentation, dark marks, and age spots
  2. Rough or Textured Skin
  3. Enlarged or Increased Number of Pores
  4. Acne, pimples and blemishes
  5. Wrinkles and fine lines

What You Need to Know Before Buying and Using Retinol

Only buy a retinol treatment if it is packaged in an opaque container that minimizes air exposure (no jars!) because all forms of vitamin A break down and deteriorate when repeatedly exposed to air and light.

If you are just starting to use a retinol treatment, start slowly. Instead of daily application, apply your SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 product once a week for 4 weeks. This lets your skin gradually acclimate to twice weekly and eventually three times weekly applications

Make sure the rest of your skincare routine is soothing and irritant-free. Use a gentle cleanser, and well-formulated moisturizers/serums to help your skin better tolerate retinol treatments.

If persistent irritation occurs, stop using your retinol treatment.

Dr Alek’s Retinol Tip: “Only apply the SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 at night as this limits sun sensitivity and prolongs the effect on your skin. Also consider Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate and Dermaceutic’s Active Retinol 0.5% & 1.0%  respectively.”

Kind regards

Samantha Nikolic

About Samantha Nikolic

Samantha Nikolic has received training from numerous skin care brands such as NeoStrata, Obagi, Colorescience, Dermaquest, Dermaceutic to name a few and is certified to perform NeoStrata Glycolic Acid Peels and give advice regarding their topical anti-ageing and non medical topical acne skin treatments Furthermore, she has been certified by Radiant Healthcare (Syneron South Africa) to use all of the IPL/Bi-Polar Radiofrequency applications that include Photofacial® Skin Rejuvenation, Refirm® Skin Tightening, and Hair Removal. Our approach to your skin is to give you the best advice on skincare ingredients and skin treatments providing you with a personal skincare regime that is specific for your skin type and skin concern. “We all have a passion so our focus for you is to only provide you with what we are the very best at – looking after your skin. To achieve this goal, we have focused on very specific skincare brands and skin treatments to enable you to get the best from each. We do not believe one size fits all as each of us have unique needs and skin concerns” – Sam Nikolic

2 thoughts on “SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Uses and Treatment Guidelines

  1. Karen says:

    great article and advice, thank you, I was always scared to use retinol but know I think I will give it a go

  2. lisa says:

    I was amazed at what the low dose retinol did for my skin. It looks and feels softer and more plumper and has less pores. i would definitely recommend it

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