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Best Skincare Product for Aging Skin


Since the 1970s, topical retinol has been utilized for various skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, aging skin, and specific types of cancers. Commonly used retinoids today include retinol, tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene, alitretinoin, and bexarotene.

Topical retinoids have demonstrated efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production and promoting the formation of new blood vessels in the skin. Research indicates that retinoids also diminish age spots and improve skin texture by reducing rough patches. Moreover, they aid in preventing photoaging by mitigating further degradation of the dermal matrix caused by UV exposure. Visible results may take six months to a year, contingent upon consistent usage.

Adverse effects of topical retinoids may include excessive dryness, redness, scaling, and itching of the skin. To reduce side effects, we often advise starting retinoid use every other day and gradually increasing to nightly applications. It’s important to wear sunscreen during the day as retinoids can heighten the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Continuous use of these products are necessary to sustain their benefits.

Although there are many topical retinoids on the market, medical grade skincare is formulated to incorporate active ingredients for the best clinically proven results on the skin. Our favorite retinol products are the SkinBetter AlphaRet Serum and the Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3 Refining Night Cream.