Talk of the town and a hot topic in the skincare industry, Retinol has made its way from being an unknown ingredient to one of the most demanded ingredients in skincare products today. Every social media skincare page is talking about its benefits and every consumer wants to have it.

But what is Retinol and what makes it so popular? Let’s find out!

One can say Retinol is the younger sibling to Retinoic Acid. Retinoic acid is bioavailable to the skin, which basically means it’s ready for your skin to absorb without your body needing to convert it. But that isn’t the case with Retinol because it has to be converted on a cellular level to be put on our skin and be effective.

Vitamin A is essential for normal skin cell development because it helps in the collagen breakdown. It is also known for increasing the skin elasticity, improving water locking function, along with its anti-inflammatory properties. And Retinol is highly induced with Vitamin A and its properties.

What are the major benefits of using Retinol in our skincare?

1. Retinol helps in boosting collagen production and makes your skin plump and healthy.
2. Fades age spots and softens rough patches on the skin.
3. Reduces the number of breakouts and acne.
4. Helps stimulate the new skin cell production which in turn helps in getting rid of a dull complexion.
5. Gives a uniform texture to the skin and makes it look smooth and soft.
6. Cuts down fine lines and wrinkles.
7. Retinol can cause dryness and skin irritation hence must be applied at night preferably. Also, if applied during the day, wear sunscreen because retinoids increase skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

Now that we have covered some really interesting facts about Retinol, let's make our verdict on the very best for our skincare routine mixed with retinol. We have some really amazing range of products enriched with it:

1. Auli Puretinol 2% Retinol Serum

It exfoliates and results in new, brighter and more even-toned skin. Thus, even relatively “problem-free” skincare have radiating effects from Retinol. Plus, retinoids can amplify the effects of other creams and gels, allowing you to get the maximum benefits from skincare.

2. Dot & Key Night Reset, Retinol & Ceramide Sleep Treatment Cream

Targeted treatment for wrinkles, fine lines and stubborn pigmentation, Dot & Key’s rich Night Cream combine the powers of retinol and ceramides to reboot your skin to its most healthy and youthful state.

3. Dr. Sheth's Rosehip & Retinoid Power Emulsion with Hyaluronic Acid

Our Rosehip and Retinol Power Emulsion harnesses the power of retinoids all while being gentle and specially formulated for sensitive Indian skin!

4. Herbis Botanicals Laguna, Anti-Aging Facial Oil

A 100% natural, Anti-Aging face oil that refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing Retinol like results.

5. RAS Luxury Oils Sweet Almond Pure Plant Oil

Sweet Almond Pure Plant oil, rich in Vitamin E, smoothens and cleanses the skin. This holy grail oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines.

6. Indulgeo Essentials Squalane Skin Hydrator

When this hydrator by Indulgeo Essentials is applied to the skin, it mimics your natural sebum, improving elasticity by increasing moisture retention and nutrients. Its molecular structure is so close to the skin’s own, Squalane oil penetrates deep into the pores where it targets your skincare concerns at a cellular level. It balances oil production, providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy.

7. Qurez Bakuchiol, Revitalizing Facial Oil with Hemp Seed, Vetiver & Turmeric

Here comes ‘Bakuchiol’, the natural alternative to Retinol packed with loads of anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-Ageing, revitalising properties and a blend of 9 miracle oils to nourish your skin in and out!

8. Dot & Key Time Reverse Sleep Mask, Youth Restore Overnight Rescue

Your fountain of youth is hidden behind just a few hours of sleep. Getting a good night of shut-eye allows the skin to repair itself from the stressors of the day. Enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients, Dot & Key’s Time Reverse Sleep Mask will have you waking up to a visibly younger-looking face.

9. Juicy Chemistry Organic Eye Roll-On for Dark Circles and Fine Lines with Prickly Pear, Chia and Tamanu

This Prickly Pear and Tamanu under eye serum is everything you need to take care of your sensitive under-eye skin. Infused with essential vitamins & powerful antioxidants, this serum helps in lightening those Dark Circles, reducing puffiness around eyes, and minimizing fine lines.

10. Earth Rhythm Bakuchiol, Natural Retinol Smoothening Serum

Concentrated with antioxidants + anti-Aging ingredients. The face serum helps visibly diminish the signs of Aging from every angle—all with a luxury feel.

11. Herbis Botanicals Cacay Nut Oil, Anti-Aging Facial Oil

A 100% cold-pressed natural, Anti-Aging face oil for very sensitive skin; that refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing Retinol like results.

12. Earth Rhythm Phyto-Gel with Centella Asiatica & Horsetail Extract for Acne & Sensitive Skin

Centella Asiatica, is a natural anti-inflammatory that treats damaged skin, and even helping to fade scars. Acne-prone skin also finds relief with this extract which is also an antioxidant and blemish-fighter.

13. Earth Rhythm Clear Skin, Ultimate Glow Serum

Concentrated with Antioxidants + Anti-Aging ingredients. The face serum helps visibly diminish the signs of Aging from every angle—all with a luxe feel.

14. Earth Rhythm Phyto-Fuse Multi-Vitamin Face Moisturiser

Bio Retinol a super extract of Bidens pilosa. Rich phytochemical composition, standardized in phytol, this BioRetinol with retinoids receptors activity, mimicking the same positive results that retinoids to fight against skin ageing.

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