Retin-A is a standard part of a comprehensive nightly skincare routine: wash, tone, retinol, moisturize and repeat! The result is clearer younger looking skin. But, Retin-A as available in prescription form and containing toxic additives, is very harsh on the skin and can cause redness, dryness, and sometimes burning. Research has taught us that Retinol formulations can be just as effective as Retin-A itself. Dr Barad Illuminated SkinCare’s® enhanced form of Retinol provides better skin quality improvement than Retin-A, and without the undesirable adverse effects.

I continue, like all physicians who are dedicated to the art of helping patients retain and maintain a youthful appearance, to strongly advocate the use of Retinol, provided that it is used properly and in the best, most effective formulation. So let me start by explaining exactly what Retinol is and what it can do for you.

What is Retinol?
Retinol is the entire Vitamin A molecule, and is converted to Retin-A (retinoic acid) in the skin. Vitamin A has been proven, in decades of research, to be capable of interacting within individual skin cells and prompting them to behave like healthy younger cells.

Retinol is a strong and effective antioxidant that interferes with free-radical damage, helps prevent wrinkling and even increases collagen production. Retinol helps with acne control and pigment discoloration that may have occurred from many causes, including sun damage. Skin cells are transformed through the application of this form of Vitamin A, prompting multiple positive changes:

Plumps the skin, enhancing firmness

Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles

Improves uneven skin tone

Smooths and refines the skin texture

Positively alters the effects of long-term exposure to environmental toxins

In short, Retinol actually improves the appearance of your skin at the cellular level. It’s a fountain of youth for your skin!

The Dr Barad Illuminated SkinCare’s® Intense Retinol Stem Cell Serum formulation incorporates stem cells and antioxidants that enhance the action of the Retinol much more than the pharmaceutical Retin-A. Its unique formulation provides calming, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties that greatly benefit skin health and hence appearance.

We highly recommend that everyone who can tolerate topical Retinol incorporate the Dr Barad Illuminated SkinCare® Intense Retinol Stem Cell Serum with CoQ10, Green & White Tea for optimal skin health and youthfulness.