10 · 11 · 2022
Retinol: the golden standard of skincare. The Vitamin A derivative is a type of retinoid and one of the most researched skincare ingredients. Anyone seeking a skincare routine delivering visible results on the skin should be looking into using Vitamin A. The star ingredient is available in many different derivates and concentrations, so almost everyone can find a suitable skincare product with Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is an oil-soluble vitamin with small molecules that may have the ability to make a difference on your skin. Retinol, perhaps the most known form of Vitamin A, is a type of retinoid. Some of the most common retinoids are retinol esters (Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Propionate), Retinol, Retinaldehyde, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, and Retinol 8. NEAR 1 is a novel form of Vitamin A; a molecule patented by Verso. It is a versatile skincare technology combining two hero ingredients: Vitamin A and Niacinamide.
Vitamin A is a multifunctional ingredient that can fit into most skin care routines.
If you are new to functional ingredients, the first thing you need is a solid base, including hydration and sun protection. When you have a basic routine going, you can start introducing products including Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is usually not included in skincare routines to help visibly tighten and firm your look before the age of 25. Some are using the ingredient at an earlier age, mainly to reduce the appearance of unbalanced and oily skin. If that's the case, you could start using it a couple of years earlier.
Everyone can experience the benefit of Vitamin A for healthy-looking skin.
You should avoid mixing too many different functional products at once. Instead, focus on products that provide hydration and sun protection along with your Vitamin A product.
We do not recommend using Vitamin A during pregnancy due to the overall hormonal change in the body. Suitable choices are products that visibly soothe, moisturize, and protect the skin. Verso Facial Cleanser, Verso Hydration Serum, Verso Super C Serum, and Verso Nourishing Cream are excellent options. Don’t forget to add sun protection during the daytime.
If you have very sensitive skin, it may be best to seek advice from your dermatologist or doctor.
When you are first introducing Vitamin A into your skincare routine, it is advisable to build up the use. Start by applying your Vitamin A product a few times a week at night. Start with one Vitamin A product at a time. Initially, the skin may become visibly drier and/or sensitized. This is normal and part of the process in the skin, but you should not experience any appearance of temporary discomfort in the skin.
Read more about Verso´s Vitamin A heroes; Retinol 8 and NEAR 1
Lena, Skin Expert Verso Skincare