What is Retinol?
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A and when applied, our skin cells work to convert this into retinoic acid, which has been clinically proven to have benefits to skin health.
Though Retinol is known for its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can cause irritation. Often when you first start using Retinol there is a ‘break-in’ period, where you can experience redness, peeling or dryness. For those with sensitive skin, they already have a compromised skin barrier, and so are more susceptible to these kinds of reactions.
Our Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is an alternative option for sensitive skin types. Though it does not contain Vitamin A, it contains beta-carotene, which is a precursor (inactive form) of Vitamin A, but only when ingested. However, when applied topically to the skin, beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant, helping to provide protection against free radicals such as UV light or pollution.