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Three Reasons Why Retinol Isn't Working for You- A Closer Look

What Is Retinol

Retinol is a fundamental component for the formation of younger acting, healthy skin. This potent ingredient is highly regarded in the skincare industry and even more so in anti-aging products. Our Retinol Restart Rejuvenation Serum delivers powerful peptides to reinforce the skin’s natural defense mechanism, promoting optimal skin fitness. This is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin, helping to restore its balance and youthful glow.

Common Issues with Retinol Use

While retinol is a wonder product for many, there could be reasons why it isn't working for you. Let's take a look at some of the common issues that users face and how to overcome them.

It’s Causing Skin To Be Dry & Flaky

Retinol can cause the skin to be dry. This usually happens if your skin isn’t properly hydrated and moisturized. A damaged skin barrier can also cause your retinol to cause deeper fine lines and wrinkles. It is essential to keep your skin well moisturized while using retinol to avoid these side effects.

Not Being Consistent

Don’t use retinol sporadically. Be consistent and create a skin cycling system with your retinol. Consistent use will bring you longterm benefits and rejuvenation in your skin. Remember, retinol is not a spot treatment! Use it consistently across your face to reap the full benefits.

Wear SPF

The overall effect of retinol is to thin the skin, which makes it more sensitive to the rays of the sun. Wearing a good SPF will protect your skin and protect the top layer of your skin from possible damage.

My Acne Is Getting Worse

Don’t worry, it will go away. This phenomenon is known as purging. Retinol increases the skin's turnover so any acne you have below the skin's surface will appear all at once. However, with consistent use, this would subside as the skin adjusts to the product.

I Don’t Think It’s Working

Patience is key with retinol. It is working even if it doesn’t seem like it is. When used consistently, it will reduce any sun damage, fine lines & wrinkles, as well as production of hyperpigmentation. Stay patient. It is improving the function in your skin cells, and the results will show with time.


Retinol is a powerful and effective skincare ingredient, but it requires patience and proper usage to give you the results you desire. If you're experiencing any of the above issues, remember to stay patient, stay consistent, and always protect your skin with SPF.

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