Why You Need Retinol
When the word retinol is dropped with reference to skincare products, I pretty much turn into that emoji with hearts for eyes. I’ve raved about it for a few years now and with good reason.
Retinol is one of the proven ingredients that dermatologists agree fights aging. Not only that, but it combats breakouts and prevents future ones by keeping pores clear and helps to even surface tone and discoloration. What can’t retinol do?! Well it can’t cook me dinner but I’ll live.
Essentially a form of vitamin A, retinol has been around for decades. When I think back to when my skin was most clear, I remember a time period from high school. Lo and behold, it was when I was using a prescription product called Differin Gel which just happens to be in the retinoid family. Wa-lah!
In addition to a being a retinol fangirl, I’m also a verified retinol creep, meaning that I can totally tell when someone is using it and I ask them to confirm. When using a retinol product, skin has a certain tightness and glow to it. But if you don’t like that sort of thing, by all means, move on 😉
So I know you want on the R-train now and if you’ve not traveled it before, it’s definitely something you want to gradually introduce to your routine. I have the perfect, gentle retinol serum for you. Remember my Paula’s Choice skincare review? It’s from that. The oil/gel texture is unlike anything I’ve ever felt, you can use it day or night and it’s supercharged with antioxidants too. You’re probably going to get carded so just be prepared.
Because I love you, I’m giving you the hookup with 20% off Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. Use perk code PRIMP20 at checkout, k? I’m not the only one feeling Paula because here’s my fellow Power Primper, Perilously Pale’s recommendation.
Thanks to Paula’s Choice and Pretty in My Pocket (PRIMP!) for making this post possible!