Apply 2-3 pumps of the retinol onto clean skin. After retinol has absorbed into the skin, follow with a moisturizer. Begin using 1-2 times a week at night. Gradually build up to every other night and then every night as tolerated by your skin. Use a sunscreen daily to avoid photosensitivity.
This ingredient occurs naturally in the dermis layer. Its water absorbing abilities help the epidermis achieves much needed suppleness and moisture. Known for its wonderful water binding ability, this acid holds water tightly, and when applied to the skin, forms a film similar to the way it holds water in the intercellular matrix of the dermal connective tissue. It is also useful as a carrier for other extracts and active ingredients.