Posts Tagged‘Retinol’

Review // Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5

SPONSORED POST If, like me, you’ve delayed incorporating a dedicated retinol serum into your routine because you are either terrified, or haven’t found one that works for you, then I’ve got some good news for you! I’ve found ‘The One’ for beginners: the Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is the form most easily absorbed by the body. It acts as an antioxidant and collagen stimulator simultaneously, so not only does it protect your skin against damage by free radicals (sun, pollution etc), but it also stimulates cell turnover, thereby lessening the appearance of…

Ask the Expert // Top Skincare Ingredients

You will remember Dr Nikolic from his guest post on the differences between botox and dermal fillers – if you haven’t read that yet, you can see it here. Dr Nikolic has kindly agreed to pen a second post for us regarding his favourite skincare ingredients – it’s always best to get the expert’s advice on where to invest. All the products recommended by Dr Nikolic in this post can be ordered from his online store, SkinMiles. At SkinMiles, Dr Nikolic offers a free online skin assessment called Face2Face which allows you to answer a few in-depth skin questions and send a…

Retinol: How and Why to Use It

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment and Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate

On the weekend I hosted a skincare and makeup workshop with a group of women who were (mostly) in their late 30s and early 40s, and the discussion naturally came around to anti-ageing. I introduced them to the idea of using a retinol product to help manage fine lines and skin texture issues, and it occurred to me that there were probably many of you who didn’t fully understand retinol either.

Anti-Ageing Skincare: The Basics

Iris Apfel (Age 93)

As technology evolves and treatments become more sophisticated, the anti-ageing* landscape gets more and more complicated to understand. Even beauty buffs like Camilla and I who live, eat and breathe the industry have trouble understanding it all so we went to see an old friend of ours for an explanation. Dr Shahra Sattar is a super-qualified and extremely skilled MD who has turned her focus to aesthetic medicine and is a font of knowledge on the subject. She recommends a four-prong approach to anti-ageing skincare, namely; injectables (e.g. fillers, Botox), in salon treatments (e.g. peels, skin needling, laser), internal health…