Retinols / Glycolics
Glycolic acid and retinol are two superstar, scientifically researched ingredients in preventing and treating the signs of ageing.
Available in a number of concentrations, ranging from potent formulas to gentler options, nearly all skin types can find glycolic acid and retinol products that work with their skin type.
“Glycolic acid containing skincare products remove dead cells non-abrasively, repair sun damaged skin, reduce pores and give a clear radiant complexion. I swear by them for the past 20 years” says Nurse Elis. ”
While retinol is a scientifically proven powerful ingredient, you will need to build up tolerance gradually and not over-strip your skin. There's a lot of misunderstanding about this ingredient and people often ask if they should stop them while abroad on holiday. In fact, retinols should be applied at night only because they are rapidly degraded by sunlight !
"When starting out with any new active ingredients, introduce them into your skincare regimen gradually to see how your skin responds. A drier, more sensitive skin might only be able to tolerate these actives once or twice a week. Be careful not to overprocess it" Nurse Catherine