Thursday, July 28, 2011

Choosing the right retinol serum: Retinol CS

glo therapeutics has three fantastic serums that harness the skin-transforming power of retinol. In three blog posts we'll dive into the nitty gritty details about the retinol serums including the way they feel on the skin and what skin types each serum is best suited for.

Retinol CS (1 oz//$50.00)
Retinol CS penetrates into the cell to regulate cellular activity. A low pH (2.3) aids in absorption into the skin. It's beneficial for all skin types and concerns including acne and aged skin.

Key ingredients: 3% Retinol and 4% Glycolic Acid work synergistically. Because each penetrates differently, exfoliation is thorough. Glycolic Acid is good for all but sensitive skin types. Brighteners, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients penetrate effectively with the Retinol and Glycolic Acid for maximum skin transformation.

Feeling: Retinol CS has a light gel-like consistency.

Directions: Apply in the evening, allowing it to penetrate for 30 minutes before applying a moisturizer. This is usually well-tolerated but can create initial sloughing and mild irritation. Begin by using twice a week. Increase to daily usage if desired.

Recommended for: Oily, acne-prone, mature skin and to prepare skin for exfoliation.
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