Our personal experience
Being from two generations (in the late 20s and over 50s camps) and with quite different skin concerns, we've both been delighted with the results achieved so far.
Rosie was hoping to address signs of ageing with lines and wrinkles and skin laxity or sagging. Just a few weeks since using the Retinol it's made such a difference that she's been asked whether she's had a dermal filler treatment!
For me, my skin has been very much combination for some time, with dryness across my cheeks in winter but adult acne breakouts in other areas of the face, often leaving behind darker red or purple marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if we want to use the technical term). Since I've been using retinol my breakouts have calmed, redness has reduced, and when blemishes have erupted they heal much more quickly. My existing pigmentation also seems to be lifting and reducing.
There are also results that both of us can see: our skin looks healthier; it's much more radiant and brighter, as well as more refined with a smoother texture, and it feels softer to touch.
So, here's a bit more about Obagi Retinol and why it's a must-have for your skincare regime...
What is Retinol?
Retinol is Vitamin A and when used in skincare it increases cell turnover - the rate at which old skin cells are replaced by fresh new ones. It even promotes your natural collagen production, the key ingredient to youthful-looking skin, which is in decline from our 20s. It's really best to think of it as a skin-rejuvenator.
What's so special about the Obagi Retinol?
Not all Retinol was created equally! The Obagi Retinol is a patented formula which provides ultra-effective delivery into the skin while minimising irritation - this means it's effective yet gentle. It also comes in two strengths so we can tailor it to your skin when prescribing, e.g. if you have sensitised skin this can be carefully managed. The Obagi Retinol is also a skin hydrating formulation.
Why should I be using it?
If Retinol isn't a part of your skincare regime yet, you may really be missing out...
Who can't use Obagi Retinol?
While Retinol is suitable for most skin types and concerns there are some times when its use is contraindicated. For example if you:
Are there any side effects?
The beauty of the gentle Obagi formulation is that side-effects are minimal. You may experience the following temporary side effects as your skin gets used to the product; they generally mean that the product is working and pass fairly quickly once your skin is acclimatised:
hope this introduction to Obagi Retinol has been helpful. As an Obagi Ambassador Clinic we can provide personalised skincare advice to help address your concerns and aims.
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Clinic Manager at Oxford & Leamington Facial Aesthetics
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