Pro-Retinol’s Benefits for Your Skin
Vitamin A naturally occurs in skin but becomes depleted over time. As skin ages and decreases in Vitamin A, it is important to replenish skin with products with Pro-Retinol.I Within skincare formulas, Pro-Retinol can help smooth and firm skin while also helping to visibly even skin tone. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that it can also help visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time.II
Pro-Retinol’s Benefits for Your Eye Area
As skin begins to age, crow’s feet, eye wrinkles and dark circles may appear. The eye area is one of the first places to show aging and using an anti-aging eye cream or treatment can be an effective way to maintain a youthful appearance. Refresh the delicate eye area with an eye cream with Pro-Retinol for smoother-looking eyes.
Pro-Retinol’s Uses in Skincare
Within anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams and serums, Pro-Retinol is frequently used to target fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and other signs of aging. Boost your routine with skincare products with Pro-Retinol for a multi-targeted approach to visibly reduce the signs of aging.
Pro-Retinol vs. Retinol vs. Retinoic Acid
Retinol is another name for Vitamin A while Pro-Retinol and Retinoic Acid are related Vitamin A derivatives. The active form used by skin, Retinoic Acid is often used in prescription products but can sometimes be more difficult for skin tolerance. Both Pro-Retinol and Retinol convert to Retinoic Acid to be used by the skin when needed.I These derivatives deliver similar benefits as products with Retinoic Acid but are often gentler and more easily tolerated by the skin. Most Retinol is stored in the skin in the form of Pro-Retinol.III Pro-Retinol is also the most stable form adding to its ease of use in skincare formulas. At the gentle yet effective concentration used in Kiehl’s products, Pro-Retinol is suitable for many skin types and for use day or night. Gentle enough for the eye area, Pro-Retinol is ideal for use in formulas like our Youth Dose Eye Treatment.
Pro-Retinol and Vitamin C
Both Vitamin C and Pro-Retinol are used in anti-aging formulas to help visibly reduce lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin. With many similar skin benefits to Retinol, Vitamin C is frequently used in anti-aging products to help boost radiance, improve skin texture and provide antioxidant protection. These dermatologist-recommended ingredients are an effective complement to one another within various anti-aging skincare formulas to help target lines, wrinkles, rough skin texture and other signs of aging.