Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is one of several ingredients found in Neutratone. Because of its many applications, it’s widely used for the general improvement of your skin’s health. Retinol is an extremely effective cell-communicating ingredient, which means it can literally connect to almost any skin cell and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell.
Topical forms of retinol effectively treat acne in a couple different ways, according to the Mayo Clinic. When spread on the skin, retinol creams can unclog pores, which allows other medicated creams and gels to work better. Retinol creams also reduce acne outbreaks by eliminating bacteria that cause pimples and preventing dead cells from clogging pores. By clearing acne and reducing outbreaks, retinol creams have the potential to reduce the formation of acne scars as well!
Your pore size is set by your genetics, but retinol creams can help improve your pore’s shape and size. The exfoliating process that retinol creams produce removes debris that may be stretching your pores open.
Retinol creams work as a powerful antioxidant to help “repair skin damage,” according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Retinol can help rejuvenate skin and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by increasing the making of new collagen. It also stimulates new blood vessels in the skin, giving skin a rosy appearance. It’s commonly found in over-the-counter anti-wrinkle treatments.
Skincare expert Paula Begoun, in her skin health guidebook, “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me,” says retinol and its derivatives are “extremely effective” in helping to even skin tone and fade skin discolorations. This may be due to its exfoliating properties, helping to wipe off dark cells to reveal lighter skin underneath.