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Le rétinol réservé aux peaux matures ?

Is retinol reserved for mature skin?

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Published February 20, 2024, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences — 2 min read

The retinol is a form of Vitamin A, widely recognised for its numerous benefits on its ability to reduce the appearance of established signs of ageing: accelerating the rate of epidermal cell renewal, ability to diminish the depth of wrinkles by stimulating the biosynthesis of collagen and elastin, and improving skin uniformity with the reduction of age spots. As a result, it is often recommended for the care of mature skin with already present signs of skin ageing (wrinkles, skin sagging, solar lentigines...).

However, even before the first wrinkles appear, it is strongly recommended to start taking care of one's skin by gradually incorporating retinol into one's skincare routine as a preventive measure from the age of 25. This is the period when cellular degeneration and the reduction in the synthesis of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin begin. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, retinol will help "young" skin to combat the formation of free radicals and also neutralise those already present. These species are responsible for the premature ageing of the skin.

Source:

  • THIELITZ A. & al. Topical retinoids in acne. Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft (2010).

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