12 Reasons Why the Retinol Revolution is Happening Now!
Why is a compound first synthesized 69 years ago, only now becoming a best selling anti aging ingredient?
1.Retinol also known as Vitamin A was first discovered in 1931 by a Nobel Prize winning scientist named Paul Karrer.
2.16 years later two Dutch Scientist successfully synthesized retinol in their laboratory. Their discovery showed great promise for a number of uses. But due to its sensitivity to both light and oxygen it was very unstable. Therefore it had an extremely short shelf life and was not suitable for commercial use.
3. In the 1960's Retinol was metabolized into more stable form called retinoic acid. Then in 1971 the FDA approved a prescription strength treatment for acne. The product was called Retin-A which was just a brand name for retinoic acid.
4.Retin-A quickly became a revolutionary product in the field of Dermatology. Patients were seeing skin clearing results. Many patients also reported a reduction in hyperpigmentation as well as reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
5.Retin-A really was a breakthrough product, however there were some drawbacks. First of all it was only available through prescription. Also it was harsh and caused dry and irritated skin.
So we can see that Retinol is not a new discovery, so why is it that 69 years after it was first synthesized is it only now becoming a super hot selling over the counter anti aging wonder?
In short the simple answer to this question is that it is due to advancements in technology, namely the ability to micro-encapsulate Retinol molecules. This breakthrough has breathed new life and promise into this promising compound discovered all those years ago. Because of this micro-encapsulation process the issue of sensitivity to light and oxygen has become manageable. Retinol no long has to be metabolized into its harsher, more stable form known as Retinoic Acid. Now all of the benefits of Vitamin A (Retinol) are available in a non-abrasive form and without a prescription.
Researchers have unlocked the secrets of Retinol and its numerous unique benefits:
6.Retinol is not active when it is applied to the skin, your skin actually decides when it needs to be switched on. The skin cells absorb the retinol and basically hold on to it until they are ready. Then the product in the skin cells is converted to a non-abrasive form of Retinoic Acid. This process greatly reduces the negative effects, while having the same fundamental results.
7.Retinol continues to work and increase in effectiveness the longer you use it.
8. Retinol works by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly while making way for new cell growth underneath.
9. It hampers the breakdown of collagen and thickens the deeper layer of skin where wrinkles get their start.
10. It fights signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.
11. Retinol is also a highly effective acne treatment.
12. It unclogs pores, lightens the skin and evens skin tones. It reduces hyper pigmentation and even fades age spots.
As you can see this really is a breakthrough in skin care, that is why we are calling it the Retinol Revolution. After learning about this unique ingredient you may be asking where can I buy this? Products are available everywhere but you have to be careful because some companies are selling Retinyl Palmitate which is an inferior, cheaper form and passing it off as Retinol.
What you want is a pure form of retinol in the ingredient deck. Also you will want to find a version that has the highest potency available without a prescription which is 2.5%.
Also Retinol works best when combined with other ingredients. For example hyaluronic acid will help keep the skin moisturized where as retinol by itself can have a drying effect, the hyaluronic acid is a super moisturizer that can hold up to 1000 x's its weight in water. Other powerful ingredients include green tea which is rich in antioxidants, also aloe and geranium. Using Retinol in a serum or cream with these synergistic ingredients greatly increases its effectiveness and anti aging properties.
You may find bottles of retinol in spa's and dermatologists offices for over $100 per ounce, which for many is cost prohibitive. However, we believe that skin care is not a luxury and we have retinol products at a special price for you. We manufacture these products and sell directly to our customers which means we are able to reduce the price by more than half. We invite you to give these products a try, we know you will love them. Also you can try them at no risk to you, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Eva Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum - 2 oz
Eva Naturals Retinol Cream 2.5% Moisturizer - 1.7 oz