Minimalist Retinol 0.6% Anti-Aging Face Serum
A highly stable & powerful anti-aging face serum packed with Retinol and antioxidant Coenzyme Q10. This water-free serum uses Squalane as its base, which nourishes skin & protects Retinol from oxidation. Retinol (Vitamin A), is the gold standard & most proven ingredient for anti-aging and skin renewal. Collagen, a type of protein, makes up over 70% of our skin and among many functions, it gives skin its structure, and elasticity. As we age, our body’s ability to produce this protein decreases. Further, there are enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), that break down collagen. Environment aggressors like UV, increases the activity of this enzyme, hence exposure to UV rays results in faster sagging of skin. Retinol primarily helps works by inactivating the MMP enzymes, resulting in increase in amount of collagen in our skin. It also increases the cell turnover rate, which results in older cells getting replaced by newer cells. This particular property makes Retinol very effective in treatment of acne as well. However, like other Vitamins, Retinol is highly unstable. It oxidises in presence of air, light or water. Exposure to any of these will result in reduction of active retinol in the product, hence loss of efficacy with time. This serum is water-free and uses Squalane as the base ingredient. Also the bottle is UV Protective, making it a highly-stable & powerful Retinol serum. it further contains pure Bakuchiol Oil (1%) which is another powerful anti-aging ingredient. Some studies have shown that Bakuchiol Oil has similarities to Retinol in how it affect cell pathways. The duo of Retinol & Bakuchiol Oil, makes this a very powerful anti-aging serum. The product also contains multiple antioxidants, primary being the Coenzyme Q10. It is a radical scavenger and it protects skin cells against active oxygen structures, resulting in reduction of wrinkle depth.