5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves
Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, consuming the fibre-, protein-, and vitamin-packed super veggie with every meal (or at least showing your support sartorially, like Beyoncé) became the ultimate health flex.
But no matter how nutritionally choice the bitter roughage was proven to be, and how many recipes we added to our Bookmarks, we were keeping a secret: Very few of us were actually living that eat-kale-every-day lifestyle. The same applies to the mountains of research supporting retinol’s status as one of the most super-powered ingredients in your skin-care routine for achieving smooth, evenly-toned, acne- and line-free skin — and the fact that most of us could benefit from using it way more than we do now.
“I use a retinol called adapalene. It’s an ingredient found in the ProactivMD Adapalene Gel, and is a prescription strength retinoid that is now available over the counter,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a New York-based dermatologist, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital and consultant for the brand. “I love that it’s more stable than other retinoids and can be used with other ingredients safely, such as benzoyl peroxide, so I apply it at night when I use other night creams. It’a also great for more sensitive skin types, if used two-to-three times a week”.
Source: Refinery29 – 5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves By, Erika Stalder