This is a super intense Retinol in cream form that will transform your skin!
We consider this our Step #4 product. Only move to this level once you have used our Retinol .30 Molecular Serum for several months without irritation. It is not recommended for daily usage, but rather apply every other day for 2 weeks and then give your skin a break for around a week. This brief pause will help to avoid excess irritation from the high concentration of Vitamin A.
*FACT* The recommended dose of retinol for daily application is only .05%. This product is .50% which is 10x the amount. This is easily the best, over the counter retinol cream available. Work up to this slowly beginning with our .10%. Retinol has been proven in studies to:
- Improve the growth of skin cells and ensures maintenance and function of skin.
- Prevent premature aging.
- Ensure complete stabilization, without oxidation of the retinol molecule.
What is Retinol and How Does it Work?
Retinol is necessary for the growth, maintenance and function of the skin. It also prevents premature aging of the skin. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. It is enzymatically converted in the human skin to Retinoic Acid. Retinoic acid has direct effect on skin cells, and can adjust their metabolism toward a more youthful state. Retinol works by stimulating the body's production of collagen, (one of the key building blocks of skin). This rebuilding action can:
- Make wrinkles look less severe
- Reduce the appearance of splotchy-ness
- Minimize age spots
- Fade back sun damage.
Other popular Vitamin A treatments are RetinA tm which is mainly for Acne, and Renova tm which is for Aging skin. Both are pure retinoic acid and can not be directly compared to retinol. Benefits to using retinol as opposed to retinoic acid:
- Retinol has minimal irritation in comparison.
- Retinol will not cause flaking skin - or very, very minimal.
- Retinol is much more cost effective.
- Retinol can be obtained without a prescription.
This is a perfect alternative to an expensive script.
This product can also be used as a step #2 for a TCA or Jessners peel. See our Luminosity Method Syringes.
Luminosity Cream: Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, , Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Retinol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid. 1oz. Jar.(30ml).