Posts tagged "retinoids"

Even more reasons to use a retinoid

Few skin care ingredients have been as extensively studied—and proven—as retinoids, and these vitamin A derivatives have skin benefits that range from improvement in visible signs of aging to reduction in acne.

The brainchild of dermatologist Albert Kligman, MD, tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A) was first introduced as an acne treatment in the early 1970s. But when researchers noticed improved skin firmness and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in acne study participants, the anti-aging chapter in the retinoid story began.

The primary effect of…

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The quartet of great skin care

The four components essential to any skin care regimen

Every effective skin care regimen consists of a multi-tiered approach to preventing and reversing visible signs of aging, while achieving optimal skin health. By ensuring that skin cells perform to their fullest potential and shielding the skin from environmental aggressors, it’s possible to see real improvement in just a matter of months. After years of extensive research, SkinMedica® has come to rely on four essentials to promote healthy, beautiful skin: Growth factors, retinoids, antioxidants and…

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Retinoids: Improving skin from the inside out

Few skincare ingredients have as storied a history as retinoids. These vitamin A derivatives first found fame as a novel and effective treatment for acne in the early 1970s, until older patients found it to have aesthetic anti-aging benefits as well. As a result, Retin-A received the FDA's first anti-aging approval in the early 1990s. Today, retinoids are considered by many dermatologists to be one of the most effective topical ingredients for treating symptoms of sun damage. Found both in prescription and over-the-counter creams and gels, retinoids are available in multiple…

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