Retinol helps to improve visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, uneven pigmentation from sun exposure, and enlarged pores.
Graceful Kate Retinol Serum 0.5 is a unique formulation that contains high potency retinol, antioxidants, and anti-irritants. It is protected by a mix of silicones that provides an immediate silky feel while concealing wrinkles.
Not all retinol serums are created equal. Retinol is sensitive to oxygen and water. Our serum contains no water and the retinol is shielded from oxygen by a barrier of silicone gel.
As an added benefit, the silicone gel provides emolliency, a superior tack-free velvety skin feel, and conceals fine lines immediately after application.
- 100% fragrance and colorant free.
- Formulated with high potency retinol.
- Fast absorbing, leaving skin smooth and soft.
- Clog pores.
- Contain phototoxic essential oils.
- Leave an oily residue.
- Retinol: A form of vitamin A.
- Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3: A slick ingredient with superior emollient properties and the power to conceal fine lines.
- Tocopherol: Vitamin E.
- Tocopheryl Acetate: Another form of Vitamin E.
- Bisabolol: Naturally found in the bark of the Brazilian Candeia tree, it is also the primary constituent of German chamomile. Known to have anti-irritant and soothing properties.
Cyclomethicone, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Dimethicone, Retinol, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Application of retinol is one of the most scientifically-proven treatments that benefits skin. Retinol, or vitamin A, is a cosmetic ingredient closely related to retinoic acid. When applied topically, retinol is transformed into retinoic acid, which helps to refine the skin appearance by improving lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, and firmness. The advantage of retinol is that it is not as irritating as retinoic acid that can be obtained only by prescription.
Retinol is not produced by the human body and needs to be incorporated through diet, or for the purpose of skin benefits, applied topically. Retinol is a cell-communicating ingredient involved in blocking harming cellular pathways and favoring restoring ones. Retinol also has antioxidant properties and thus is effective at interjecting in the free-radical process that photoages skin.
Retinol can help with enlarged pores as a result of too much sun exposure or clogging by acting on the lining of the pore and helping to eliminate buildup.
Retinol is very sensitive to moisture and oxygen and degrades rapidly when exposed to them. To overcome fast degradation, the best approach is to keep the retinol away from water and oxygen. Our retinol is blended with silicone gel that provides a water-free and oxygen-free environment. This protects the retinol not only in the package but also when applied to the skin. As an added benefit, the silicone gel provides emolliency and conceals fine wrinkles immediately after application.
Claims of this product are supported by the following research:
Tucker-Samaras, S., Zedayko, T., Cole, C., Miller, D., Wallo, W., & Leyden, J. J. (2009). A stabilized 0.1% retinol facial moisturizer improves the appearance of photodamaged skin in an eight-week, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD, 8(10), 932-936.
Sorg, O., Kuenzli, S., Kaya, G., & Saurat, J. (2005). Review article: Proposed mechanisms of action for retinoid derivatives in the treatment of skin aging. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 4(4), 237-244.
Hong, S., Kim, K., & Oh, D. (2015). Biochemical properties of retinoid-converting enzymes and biotechnological production of retinoids. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(19), 7813-7826.
Yoshida, K., Sekine, T., Matsuzaki, F., Yanaki, T., & Yamaguchi, M. (1999). Stability of vitamin A in oil-in-water-in-oil-type multiple emulsions. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society., 76(2), 1-6.
Christina Stefanaki, Alexander Stratigos & Andreas Katsambas. (2005). Topical retinoids in the treatment of photoaging. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 4, 130–134
Kang, S. (2005). The mechanism of action of topical retinoids. Cutis, 75(2), 10-3; discussion 13.
Zouboulis, C. C. (2001). Retinoids – which dermatological indications will benefit in the near future? Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, 14(5), 303-315.
Randhawa and others. (2015).One-year Topical Stabilized Retinol Treatment Improves Photodamaged Skin in a Double-blind, Vehicle-controlled Trial. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 14(3), 271-276
Katsuko Kikuchia, Takaki Suetakea, Naka Kumasakaa & Hachiro Tagamia. (2009). Improvement of photoaged facial skin in middle-aged Japanese females by topical retinol (vitamin A alcohol): A vehicle-controlled, double-blind study. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 20(5), 276-281
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