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).
Love the Luminosity retinal .5 5
Posted by Marlyse M. on
This product is a little miracle in a jar for me. I have struggled with cysts for a really long time and Nothingn has helped, expensive laser treatments, topicals prescribed by Md. Antibiotics etc. for some amazing reason this product has been helping me tremendously almost transforming my skin. It is purging a little bit what is behind it is wonderful. I have been using everyday and Sunday will
Be two weeks which I will take a break at that point as per the directions.
it must be doing a 5
Posted by vicki d. on
it must be doing a great job, when i run into people i have not seen in a few years they ask me "how is it possible you look younger than you did a few years ago"
I am 51 years old 5
Posted by vicki d. on
I am 51 years old & I've been using the following products for a few years now& I love them all.when I run into people i have not seen in a year or two , they ask me , what are you doing ? you look younger than you did a few years ago.
fade bright ( a must !! ) high octaine vit. C, 30% retinol, & derma snap & hyaluronic acid
This is a great product. 5
Posted by Sandra D. on
This is a great product. I just purchased my second jar because I didn't want to run out! I have been using Platinum Skin Care products for several years and I do not have sensitive skin or acne. I mix a bit of the Luminosity with my super cop and the texture of my skin is amazing.
My FAVORITE 5
Posted by Cammy on
I like to use this on top of my TCA 13 peel as a final layer. I will also use it a couple times per week, but usually use the lower percentages because my skin is more sensitive.
Thought it would be more 2
Posted by tenice h. on
Thought it would be more powerful. Feels nice, packaging nice, but no reaction.