Countless studies have proven the impact of topical Vitamin A in its active form (Retinoic Acid) on aging skin. Genetics, hormones, natural aging, cellular metabolic changes, environmental exposure to free radicals, and inflammatory response to diet and stress ALL lead to decreased collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis. These factors also lead to decreased natural exfoliation of the epidermis, and a decrease in the skin’s natural moisturizing functions. Here comes retinoic acid to the rescue! Here are the facts...
In short, Retinoic acid makes your skin perform as it did in your younger years when your skin was more perfect.
There are 3 main forms of topical Vitamin A used in skin care products:
Vitamin A must be in its active form of retinoic acid to deliver the above mentioned beneficial effects. Here is a quick overview of the differences between the three forms.
Many people have tried topical retinol and prescription retinoids but dislike the “retinoid reaction” that tends to occur. As the skin is changing into its healthier state, common reaction symptoms can be skin redness, irritation, flaking, dryness, cracking, itching, and rash. These reactions are usually temporary, and resolve in 4-6 weeks. Unfortunately, this side effect makes using these products difficult to tolerate. That’s why Retinaldehyde is THE topical Vitamin A to use to avoid the irritating transition period from unhealthy to resilient, beautiful skin.
Because vitamin A is a very effective collagen stimulator for anti-aging, everyone should use vitamin A nightly as a part of a good skincare regimen. With consistent use of topical vitamin A, like the Retinaldehyde used in our Vital A Rejuvenating Serum, your skin will absolutely GLOW. You’ll also notice a reduction in pore size and wrinkles, which everyone with aging skin is looking for. Firmer skin with less frailty will start to emerge. This will give a more refined look to the surface of the skin, no filter needed! Are you using your Mikel Kristi Vital A Rejuvenating Serum every night?
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Hello beauties!! As shocking as it sounds, summer 2021 is already wrapping up!! Kids will be back to school in a matter of weeks, summer vacations are coming to a close, and that means a shift in our daily routines is just around the corner.
While our daily calendars may look different come fall, our skin care routines are going to shift as well. Hopefully you didn’t slack on summer skin care, but it’s never too late to get into an easy daily routine as well.
Hello beauties!! Let’s have a little skin care education today and talk about a popular ingredient many of my patients have been asking me about lately. It’s called niacinamide, pronounce (ni-ah-cin-ah-mide). It can be found in many foods such as meat, fish and milk, green vegetables and beans. But the real craze is its presence in lotions, creams, sunscreens and facial serums. It comes with a lot of tout and patients are all too excited to tell me they have purchased products with this ingredient, even if they don’t know just what properties this ingredient has! So, let’s discuss.