Why is my prescription retinol irritating my skin? It's supposed to be anti-aging but I look red, irritated and wrinkled.
"I fell in love with Retinol type products a few years ago in my early forties and wonder why I had not picked up any sooner." Says the Master Aesthetician at Red Lotus Skin Peel Salon in Portland, Oregon. "Now I realize why, most people try prescription Retinol from a Doctor even to this day I do not understand why they still prescribe it. Most people over use it and or under use it, but either way the very nature of the product is irritating to the skin. But cosmeceutical Retinol, like this one, is not irritating and very easy to get tight, firm skin and smaller cleaner pores or less wrinkles and brown spots in just a 6 month period of time.
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.