Become a Retinol Know-It-All!

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Retinol has been one of the most buzzed-about beauty ingredients in recent memory, promising to turn back the clock for our skin, and reduce the damage we’ve done from years of neglecting to lash some SPF on our faces.

While it’s been hailed as a skincare miracle worker by many, there’s often misconceptions about the role of retinol, what it does to our skin, and what strength we should be using.

Dr. Thivi Maruthappu, Consultant Dermatologist at the Skin Health Alliance and Olay, counts retinol as her favourite skincare ingredient, and it’s easy to see why.

A form of vitamin A, Retinol stimulates collagen production and the speed of skin cell turnover to improve texture. I would prescribe it for evening out skin tone, fading dark spots, reducing early signs of aging and helping to unclog pores. 

Overall, this clever ingredient works to keep younger plumper cells towards the skin surface to help you sustain the ultimate glow all year round.”

Music to our ears! While we all love a skincare product that packs a punch, you don’t need to look to prescription retinoid (essentially a stronger form of retinol) products to achieve results. In fact, these can often be too strong for certain skin types, causing irritation, dryness and scaling.

But with our skin taking a beating from environmental stress like UV exposure and air pollution, not to mention the general anxiety of 2020, there is a helping hand out there in the form of Olay’s Retinol24 Night Cream.

Formulated over half a decade, the cream uses a proprietary formula with a blend of two retinoids – retinyl propionate and retinol itself – paired with Vitamin B3, working to penetrate ten layers deep into the skins surface. You can look forward to hydrated skin for a full 24 hours after applying, reduced wrinkles after just 14 sleeps, smoother skin in 3 weeks and a more even skin tone and texture after 4 weeks!

With a 0.3% concentration of retinoids in the formula, it’s one of the most effective on the market, and it’s already a bestseller in the UK.

One thing to note when you’re using retinol products is that SPF is more important than ever. Pair your Retinol24 with the Olays Regenerist Whip SPF30 to make sure you’re covered during the daytime!

Take our word for it! Some of the STELLAR team tried out the Retinol24 Night Cream, here’s what they thought…

Vicki says…

I’ve been banging on about vitamin A for years, and this retinoid is the perfect introduction to the wonder ingredient for anyone a bit scared of using any higher levels! It’s non greasy and leaves skin glowing and hydrated.

Valerie says…

As a recent convert to retinol, I’m still taking it easy and trying not to bombard my skin. Olay Retinol24 is perfect for this very purpose, giving me all the radiance and hydration I desire with no irritation.

Denise says…

I absolutely adore retinol and this product is not only super affordable, but works so well. Plumping and firming the skin, as well as reducing the signs of fine lines, retinol is a skincare must!


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