We all want to look our best whatever our age. While the natural ageing process we all go through, known as intrinsic ageing, cannot be stopped. There are a number of things that can be done to prevent ageing caused by external factors, known as extrinsic ageing.
Our lifestyle choices play a big part in how quickly we age, however dermatologists agree that the most important factor for us to consider is how much sun exposure we’re getting. The more we’re out in the sun, the more damage it does to our skin – think pigmentation and wrinkles. It’s as simple as that.
An ingredient which dermatologists the world over recommend for fighting ageing is Retinol, essentially a form of Vitamin A that has incredible efficacy when used ageing and sun-damaged skin. In addition to stimulating collagen renewal which improves fine lines and wrinkles, retinol also reduces the size of skin pores and removes superficial pigmentation all the while leaving the skin extremely smooth.
Despite retinol having clear anti-ageing efficacy, it’s important that it is applied to the skin in controlled doses. This is because it may cause redness, irritation and increased sun sensitivity especially in individuals with sensitive skin.
La Roche-Posay has developed a formula that harnesses the beneficial effects of retinol whilst taming its less pleasant outcomes. Redermic [R] is an anti-ageing corrector that balances a dose of pure retinol with a retinol precursor, which means that the retinol contained within the product is released slowly over a period of time. This enables even those with the most sensitive skin to benefit from the anti-ageing effects of retinol whilst suffering little to no irritation, something that has never been achieved before.
Redermic [R] can be used daily in the evening to fight the appearance of wrinkles and premature ageing. It is a pleasure to apply because Redermic [R] has a lightweight, velvety, non-greasy texture, that leaves theskin soft and luminous.
Prevention better than cure
Always remember that prevention is better than cure, so consider applying La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ sunscreens everyday even in winter, but especially when you know you’re going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.