Cosmeceutical company SkinCeuticals has launched two new retinol products, Retinol 0.5 and Retinol 1.0.
Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol and Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol, which is currently the highest concentration that SkinCeuticals provides.
According to SkinCeuticals, the new formulations have been developed to enhance skin appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and blemishes.
The company recommends that Retinol 1.0 is used as an advanced treatment for photo-damaged and problematic skin on patients who have previously used a lower level retinol.
The new formulas contain botanical activities which aim to lessen inflammation associated with the use of some retinols.
SkinCeuticals advises the products be introduced gradually into patients’ skincare routines, beginning with once or twice a week, working up to every other night and then each evening.
Speaking about the new products at the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition, aesthetic practitioner Dr Uliana Gout, founder of London Aesthetic Medicine Clinic & Academy, said, “Retinols can help to stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production; they are great wrinkle treatments. Suitable for use on face and body, retinols can form an essential component of pre- and post-procedural at-home advanced skincare to ensure optimum in-clinic treatment results and ongoing skin health benefits.”