Retin-A stinks. Retinol stinks. There! I said it, yes I did, and I stand by those opinions. They are formed from over a decade of research, professionally treating several different skin conditions, my friends and family and those of thousands of clients!
A good friend of mine from high school (despite my frowns, tears and eye rolls) became a devoted glycolic acid, TCA peel-loving, and exfoliation junkie. Unfortunately, today she now has VERY sensitive, thin, dry, and fragile skin. (Thank God she has ME to fix it!)
To many, the cheer of “Peel! Peel! Peel!” continues to be the siren song on the path to better, brighter, youthful skin. I beg you to let it fall on deaf ears and choose not to follow that road-oh-so-traveled. Do you recall the episode of Sex and the City when Samantha gets a peel?
Retinaldehyde is the only form of Vitamin A proven to stimulate collagen production that rivals Retin-A, though,unlike Retin-A, it is effective and safe, even for rosacea and during pregnancy. It does not cause inflammation or skin sensitivity and is completely stable!
The retinaldehyde serums used in my practice are on the cutting edge, deeply researched and refined. The Retinaldehyde serums I recommend to all of my clients, allow the skin to remodel itself through increased nutrition, immune repair and collagen and elasticity production and longevity.
Bottom line… Vitamin A is amazing but ONLY in a certain form and used in a certain way!