Similar to retinol, it is a pro-drug that converts to retinoic acid, but is less irritating to the skin and has one less step involved in the conversion to retinoic acid. When used properly with the instruction of your Aesthetician the results are flawless and never irritating.
It's a stable precursor to retinoic acid and, when encapsulated, its pro-youth and clear-skin benefits are boosted. It also produces the least amount of skin irritation of all vitamin A derivatives, making it a good choice for all skin types. Encapsulated retinaldehyde provides powerful wrinkle-reduction and prevention. It also has been shown to bring UVA-damaged skin back to health, and works to stimulate cellular cohesion and eliminate bacteria. Found in cosmeceutical Retinol type products from Rhonda Allison, Jan Marini and PCA skin Inc..
We actually carry several different types of this product and I can help you pick one just right for you.