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Category: Vitamin A
Definition: Vitamin A, also known as retinol, stimulates skin-cell turnover and helps with skin rejuvenation. Vitamin A and all forms of Retinol are not exfoliants, like AHAs or BHAs, but can help with the shedding of dead skin cells. Although there are several benefits, over-using Vitamin A derivatives can lead to skin sensitivity and cause skin peeling. That said, it is one of the ‘golden’ skincare ingredients for us, and if you can find a formulation that your skin can tolerate it is great to incorporate in your regime.
A generally accepted ballpark number is that retinol is 10-to-20 times less potent than retinoic acid.
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