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Retinol: what is it and what are its properties?

Retinol is one of the key ingredients in anti-ageing skincare, an elasticising substance that helps rejuvenate the skin while keeping it firm and healthy. A natural derivative of vitamin A, retinol is used extensively in the field of dermatology as it is a powerful stimulating agent for cell renewal which guarantees a healthy and even complexion. Its hydrating properties are permeant: in fact, retinol is capable of penetrating deep into the skin to nourish its subcutaneous layers, firming and maintaining its protective lipidic balance to protect it from the harmful effects of external factors.

An effective anti-wrinkle ingredient with a lifting effect, retinol has been used by the Biotherm laboratories to formulate anti-ageing products, using a bioscientific approach to maximise the quality of natural substances. Here is a selection of retinol-based Biotherm products to introduce into your anti-ageing skincare routine.

A retinol-based day cream for addressing wrinkles

Retinol is ideal for effectively reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, which are instantly smoothed and filled after just a few applications. For a daily anti-ageing treatment, Biotherm recommends the Blue Pro-Retinol Multi-Correct cream, a multi-corrective product that improves the appearance of wrinkles whilst simultaneously restoring the skin's evenness and tone. Made with 92% natural ingredients (the remaining percentage being elements stabilised in the laboratory), the cream contains Pro-Retinol, a lab-enriched derivative of retinol that stimulates cell renewal. This is combined with nourishing and regenerative Blue Algae extract, which acts in bio-affinity with the skin to limit the risk of reactions.

With an instant lifting effect and a strong moisturising component, the cream leaves the skin nourished, smooth and polished all day long, serving as an ideal base for make-up.

Retinol serum is an intense anti-wrinkle treatment

In serums, the percentage of beneficial ingredients is always greater and more concentrated. This is what makes them the perfect products for taking immediate action on certain skin concerns. In the case of anti-ageing treatments, Biotherm recommends a powerful retinol-based serum for effectively smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. The Blue Night Retinol Night Serum is a rejuvenating product combining 0.25% pure retinol with 1% Life Plankton, an extraordinary bioactive ingredient with regenerative properties. With a 92% biodegradable vegan formula, free of ingredients or by-products of animal origin, it is a product with certified efficacy, reducing glabellar lines by 26%, crow's feet by 18% and wrinkles under the eyes and on the forehead by 21%.

A vital component in anti-aging skincare and cosmetic formulas, retinol plays a key role in Biotherm's product range dedicated to the targeted and fast treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. After just a handful of applications, the skin is left visibly younger and healthier.

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