How Do Retinol Creams Fight Wrinkles?


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Retinol creams increase collagen production in skin cells, resulting in firmer and less wrinkled skin. Collagen is a main component in skin cells and gives skin a youthful appearance. With aging and environmental factors such as sun exposure, collagen production decreases, resulting in wrinkles.

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Retinol is available in over-the-counter products, while Retinoid is available by prescription. Both are derivatives of vitamin A and help increase collagen production. Retinol is less-concentrated than Retinoid, so it typically takes longer to see an improvement in wrinkles.

While using Retinol, skin may be more sensitive than usual. Applying sunscreen and using moisturizer daily helps to protect and soothe skin.

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