Perfect Hair Tape Extensions are designed to add volume, length and thickness in approx an hour! Perfect Hair Tape Extensions uses the best medically tested adhesive and the finest Human Hair on the market making Perfect Hair Tape Extensions incomparable to other tape extensions available. With 26 colours to choose from colour matching is so easy! Flat 4cm wide pieces make application and blending quick and easy!Perfect Hair Tape Extensions are comfortable to wear, with a flat heat resistant bond that blends perfectly with your hair giving you no discomfort when they are applied! They are designed to be re-lifted every 6-8 weeks for a damage free application! This is the best hair extension I have found. They are super silky and super easy to apply by myself. They do not get dry after washing them and they really last like 9 to 10 weeks for me! I order them on this website
•EACH PACK OF HAIR INCLUDES 20PCS OF DOUBLE DRAWN, CUTICLE SWEDISH HAIR TAPE IN WEFTS 20 INCHES IN LENGTH. •SEAMLESS TAPE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE THE NEWEST, BEST OPTION FOR HAIR EXTENSIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY TO INSTALL. •YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF AT HOME. •NO MESS OR GLUE •NO DAMAGE TO HAIR OR SCALP •LASTS SEVERAL WEEKS, EVEN MONTHS AND CAN BE TAKEN OUT AND RE-USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. •PAINLESS!!!! DOES NOT HURT YOUR HAIR OR SCALP •CAN BE EASILY HIDDEN. NO SEAMS!!!! IT BLENDS SO NATURALLY INTO YOUR OWN HAIR LIKE HAIR STICKERS! •NO HEAT REQUIRED •NO TOOLS REQUIRED. •CAN BE CUT, STYLED, DYED OR HIGHLIGHTED TO ACCOMODATE YOUR CURRENT COLOR AND STYLE. ALL COLORS CAN BE DYED DARKER AND ONLY 1B CAN BE EASILY BLEACHED LIGHTER. I DON'T RECOMMEND BLEACHING THE OTHER COLORS. •SIMPLY THE BEST HAIR IS USED.
Most people do not know the difference between hair grades when it comes to Hair Quality.
5 STARS Hair Grades
Cuticle SWEDISH Hair: This hair will be very silky, smooth and have a very good drop. Use your hand to touche the hair back and forth in both directions. If it is real cuticle, it will feel very smooth from the root to the tip, with little frictional feeling from tip to root. This hair is not too soft or thin because it is not processed in an acid bath. You also can test the tension with your natural hair, it should be almost same. Another tool is to use a microscope, you will be able to easily find out if the cuticles exist or not. This is the highest quality/grade hair available to anyone, including the highest end salons.
SWEDISH hair: This hair will be very silky, smooth with a very good drop. This hair should also follow the same direction. You can check the hair color. If it is SWEDISH hair, the tip should be a little bit darker than the root. Also this hair is a little softer and thinner than cuticle SWEDISH hair because it is processed in an acid bath to remove the cuticles to avoid tangling. Because of this, it can feel and look less natural than cuticle SWEDISH hair even though it is still human hair. "SWEDISH hair" is a term often over-used on the hair market today. Be careful, as "SWEDISH hair" could be used to label just about anything these days.
Non SWEDISH hair: This hair is not silky and smooth when compared to the above SWEDISH hair. Because the hair sheds naturally, you will find black dots on the end of hair when you put the hair on a white background. Many manufacturers sell this hair as SWEDISH hair. They cut off the black dots, if you check it carefully on both ends, you will see the hair is Non-SWEDISH. Another way to test the quality is to wash and style. The non SWEDISH hair will be frizzy, dry and break easily after just a few times.
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It's been drilled into everyone's head that exfoliating is the key to younger looking skin. But so many peels aren't exactly eco, and scrubs can be too harsh. Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment provides the right amount of light exfoliation. Ciao aging cells! The cleanser is a combination cream/oil formula that dissolves oil, makeup, and dirt to leave skin hydrated and clean. The double-sided cloth that comes with the treatment is tough on dirt, but gentle on your skin.
You'll go natural for a cleanser, but surely a gal needs the big guns for those frown lines? Oh ye of little faith. Intelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex-Target Treatment is made with edelweiss, coneflower, and pennywort stem cells—an anti-aging powerhouse that apparently competes with dermatologist treatments. And the best part? It's vegan, and cruelty- and gluten-free, proving just how good green can be at fighting Father Time.
Between anti-aging ingredients that are worshipped (retinol) to the ones that are obscure (bee venom), figuring out which ingredient will kick Father Time’s ass is enough to give you wrinkles. And now skin-care manufacturers have added another anti-aging contender: stem cells.
Medical researchers have long studied the ability of stem cells, which can regenerate and form almost any cell type in the body, to treat numerous chronic diseases. Now skin-care brands like Lifeline, Origins and I'm Fabulous Cosmetics are hoping that stem cells can deliver the powerful results in the cosmetics industry that they have in medicine. But are they worth the hype? Here are five facts you should know about stem cells before you spend a dime.
1. Skin care contains either plant or human stem cells. In the case of Lifeline, human stem cells are derived from unfertilized eggs (so, you’re not putting human embryo on your face).
2. Plant and human cells actually operate in comparable ways. There are similarities in the way stem cells function in both plants and animals to sustain growth and repair tissues.
3. Stem cells contain two key components: growth factors, which play a role in cell division, the growth of new cells, and the production of collagen and elastin; and proteins, which regulate that stem-cell division. When applied to your skin, these two components help firm wrinkles and slow the development of new lines.
4. There’s no definitive call on how well plant stem cells work. While there’s evidence that human stem cells, when harnessed with growth factors, stimulate epidermal stem cells to thicken the skin, which leads to tightening, there’s no scientific evidence that plant-stem-cell growth factors work in the same way.
After all, how could a plant cell have any effect on human skin?” But plant stem cells still have benefits. Products that contain antioxidant-rich fruits or plants as a source still offer free-radical-fighting benefits.
5. The amount of stem cells in the product matters. Don’t get suckered into spending a fortune simply because a product says stem-cell derived on the front label. Check the ingredient list on the back label to see how much of the active ingredients are in the product.
Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, an age defying serum joins the iconic Skin Caviar. One drop helps to lift, firms, and provide a long-lasting tensing effect to skin.
This product softens the skin, which helps prevent wrinkles. It is safe to use around the eyes, neck and ears. This is an All-in-One solution for the hectic lifestyle shopper as well as health conscious consumers, which go the extra mile to find the safest product for their body. Our exclusive caviar extract absorbs instantly, dramatically slows expression line formation and reverses sun damage while replenishing hydration, repairing and improving textured, sagging skin and rejuvenating overall tone and texture.
It helps the skin stay soft and healthy by providing essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A,b6,b12,d,e,k, Riboflavin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Selenium. our clients always tell us that their skin feels like "baby skin again" - soft, flexible, young, comfortable.
I'm Fabulous® Caviar Luxury Anti-Aging Organic Serum is a incredible serum that increases the appearance of facial volume and visibly plumps trouble zones – especially furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow’s feet. Skin appears firmer, plump, ultra smooth, hydrated and vibrant.
This product is for modern age class that desire smooth clear skin with full hydration. It restores youthfulness and eliminates wrinkles and fine lines.
Perfect for mature skin. Has been shown to fight free radical elements.
This formula contains a high concentration of caviar concentrate and other antioxidants at maximum concentration with fast absorption. Product penetrates right deep to the skin as you apply it.
In many ways, this fabulous serum will prevent any future damage that your skin may be exposed to over the years. This serum is used by movie stars, real estate brokers, Event Planners, and other professional that treasure their face. Many of them are monthly consumers of the product and swear that their cannot live without it.
"I am a woman of a certain age and have used Botox and other types of fillers on a regular basis. I have found that with "I'M FABULOUS® - CAVIAR EXTRACT", I no longer need to use Botox and can forget about the inconvenience, pain, swelling and expense of fillers. After using this serum for just two weeks, there was a noticeable difference in my skin. I maintain a dewy, youthful look with just a dab here and there. My friends say I glow! Thanks you for this amazing product."
-Katherine Berg. Los Angeles, CA- Beauty Consultant to the stars
- Helps plump and firm skin’s appearance after subtle facial volume loss.
- Plump the appearance of furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow’s feet.
- Powerful all-over face lightener to clarify complexion.
- Contains antioxidants to fight free radicals and help shield against pollution and skin stressors.
- Contains a Brightening Complex to help even skin tone.
- Contains 2.5 % Retinol to fight wrinkles
- Contains Snap-8 a powerful peptides and wrinkles relaxer a safer, cheaper, and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin.
- Contains Snake Peptide a a synthetic tripeptide that mimics the effect of Waglerin 1, found in the venom of the Temple Viper. The activity of snake peptide reduces the contraction frequency of muscle cells on the face, thereby decreasing the appearance of expression lines. In vivo testing showed an impressive reduction of over 50% in wrinkle size after 28 days.
This treatment consists of using the patient's own blood components to stimulate stem cells to regenerate new tissue. PRP treatments stimulate collagen and improves skin texture, tone, and complexion. PRP facial rejuvenation is very effective for fine wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles on lips, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the neck, acne marks, bags and dark circles under the eyes, and loose and saggy skin. A great alternative to laser resurfacing and dermal fillers. Visit us for confidential advice about the the latest anti-aging blood-derived version or the more advance and potent Adipose Derived Stem Cell injections (extracting stem cells from your tummy fat) to enhance your tissue regeneration in the prevention of the aging process.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT has been a treatment for menopausal and pre-menopausal symptoms for quite sometime and more recently public interest and demand has exploded. Suzanne Somers was the first well known personality promoting BHRT through her books, Ageless, The Sexy Years, Breakthrough and through her many appearances speaking on the subject. She describes how BHRT relieved her menopausal symptoms, increased her energy levels, increased her sexual desire and recaptured her overall zest for life! In actuality, BHRT is a popular therapy not only for women but for men as well. The main hormone panels tested for are:
Andropause (male menopause)
By balancing and optimizing these hormone levels…patients report an increase in lean muscle mass, decrease in body fat, greater energy and overall zest for life, sharper thinking and memory, greater sexual desire and performance.
There are great differences between bio-identical and synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are created in a lab and possess the exact molecular structure as those produced by your body. Synthetic hormones are also created in a lab however possess an altered molecular structure. The cells in your body absorb and synthesize bio-identical hormones easily and seamlessly whereas synthetic hormones often cause a variety of side effects and conditions. As medical studies worldwide have concluded… bio-identical hormones are a safer and more natural alternative to their synthetic versions.
What is Intravenous Nutrition?
Intravenous nutrition offers better bioavailability of nutrients to the body’s metabolic needs since the delivery is not dependant on the gastro-intestinal system or intestinal wall membrane. The goal of intravenous nutrition therapy goes well beyond that of providing general nutritional needs for a healthy body.
The degree of disease response and improvement reported by patients is well documented in clinical studies. Intravenous nutrition also allows the body to reach optimal therapeutic levels and maintains a better control and monitoring of the conditions being treated.
All patients are evaluated with blood and urine tests to asses their nutritional and metabolic status and therapies are prescribed accordingly. The nutrients used are vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, anti-microbials and amino acids.
PRP Therapy is a form of regenerative medicine utilizing your own blood; blood contains components called platelets and platelets contain growth factors. Growth factors activate and stimulate cellular regeneration in the body.
PRP Therapy is effective in the skin for overall rejuvenation and healing and in the scalp to awaken dormant follicles and stimulate hair growth. When released, growth factors encourage collagen production and formation of new capillaries.
The treatment is simple and can be completed within an hour. A minimal amount of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge for separation. The Platelet Rich Plasma is separated and transferred to a syringe. PRP is golden in color, viscous and easily injected without pain or downtime.
By using your own tissue (Autologous) virtually eliminates the potential problems with allergies or rejection. Utilize your own stem cells for regenerative therapy. Clinical Trials and empirical data have shown that platelets can increase the production of collagen and Elastin.
Photoaging refers to the damage that is done to the skin from prolonged exposure, over a person's lifetime, to UV radiation. Most of the skin changes that occur as we get older are accelerated by sun exposure. Examples of skin changes from photoaging include:
Protection Against Photoaging "Photoaging" is the term that describes damage to the skin caused by intense and chronic exposure to sunlight. The visible effects of photoaging are fine wrinkles, mottling and pigmentation of the skin, and skin roughness—changes that are usually associated with chronologic aging (calendar years). But, photoaging is not a good indicator of chronologic age; it just makes a person to look older than his or her chronologic age. The three approaches to counter photoaging are:
Avoid the midday sun
Prevention by use of photoprotective agents—sunscreen and clothing
Photoprotection is the use of physical and/or chemical agents to prevent the skin-damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight. Physical agents are clothing, umbrellas and parasols, awnings and tents that protect you from sun when you are outdoors.
Chemical agents are sunscreens you apply to your skin.
The effects of UV radiation on the skin are related to the intensity and duration of UV exposure.
Avoiding intense, chronic exposure to solar radiation—for example, avoiding activities such as sun bathing—is one important way to protect against photoaging.
Photoaging can be minimized by avoiding sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM. If you cannot avoid sun exposure between these peak hours of UV intensity, use sun-protective measures such as wearing a broad-brimmed hat and long-sleeved sun-protective clothing.
You also need a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher if you are going to be exposed to sunlight for more than 20 minutes. An important point to remember: Even on cloudy days, 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays reach the ground. A cloudy day is not a reason to skimp on photoprotection.
Available topical retinoids include prescription tretinoin (Retin-A®), adapalene (Differ en®), and tazarotene (Tazorac®) and over-the-counter Retinol® and Ret in ol-A®. These drugs are derivatives of vitamin A which have anti-aging properties. Topical tretinoin was first observed to ameliorate the clinical signs of photoaging by Cordero (1983) and Kligman, Grove, Hirose, and Leyden (1986). The first double-blinded, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical trials investigating the use of tretinoin for photoaged skin were performed in the late 1980s. In these studies, investigators found that surface roughness, dyspigmentation, and fine wrinkles demonstrated the most improvement with topical tretinoin therapy in the first 4 to 10 months of therapy (Weiss et al., 1988). Because epidermal changes seen early in therapy reverted to baseline, the wrinkle-improving effect of tretinoin was presumed to be due to effects on the dermis. In studies, topical tretinoin increased collagen type I in photoaged skin (Griffiths et al., 1993; Talwar, Griffiths, Fisher, Hamilton, & Voorhees, 1995). It is common and predictable for patients to develop a retinoid dermatitis characterized by erythema and scaling after starting a retinoid. With time and continued use, this dermatitis improves. A patient may use topical tretinoin as part of a daily and ongoing program to reverse the signs of clinical photoaging. Topical tretinoin is typically prescribed as a 0.05% or 0.1% cream, and for patients more sensitive to the effects, lower strengths can be used (0.02%, 0.025%). Tretinoin can be used indefinitely. There are no true contraindications to its use, though some patients are not able to tolerate the accompanying retinoid dermatitis.
Cosmeceuticals are agents that are marketed as cosmetic products, contain biologically active ingredients, and are available without a prescription. Drugs exert a biologic effect, are dispensed by prescription, and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cosmeceuticals do not undergo the rigorous testing required for drug approval, and there are few clinical controlled trials of these products. In fact, most of the work supporting their use is in vitro or small, open-label, industry-sponsored trials. The cosmeceutical industry is huge and future projections estimate that it will exceed $16 billion by 2010 (Choi & Berson, 2006). Cosmetic products containing peptides, antioxidants, and botanicals are examples of cosmeceuticals. A complete review of cosmeceuticals is beyond the scope of this article, so only select ones will be mentioned.
Peptides are amino acid chains that are fragments of large proteins such as collagen. Pal-KTTS is a collagen peptide fragment, and there is evidence in wound healing that it may penetrate into the dermis and stimulate collagen production (Katayama, Armendariz-Borunda, Raghow, Kang, & Seyer, 1993). Pal-KTTS is marketed as Matrixyl (Sederna, France) and is an ingredient in a number of cosmeceuticals. A tripeptide-copper complex can increase collagen in wounds and is an ingredient in a number of cosmeceuticals such as Procyte GHK-copper peptide (Maquart et al., 1993).
Antioxidants are molecules that work in the skin to reduce ROS, which are generated by UV damage and lead to breakdown of collagen. There is much interest in the use of antioxidants both orally and topically to combat aging skin, but there are few published studies on the efficacy of these agents. There is reason to be optimistic, as preliminary studies demonstrate that certain antioxidants may exert an anti-aging effect by preventing and even reversing sun damage.
Idebenone is a synthetic analog of Coenzyme Q 10 with potent antioxidant activity; it reduces skin roughness, increases skin hydration, reduces fine lines, and was associated with an improvement in overall global assessment of photoaged skin (McDaniel, Neudecker, DiNardo, Lewis, & Maibach, 2005). Topical vitamin C 5% cream applied for 6 months led to clinical improvement in the appearance of photoaged skin with regard to firmness, smoothness, and dryness compared to vehicle (Humbert et al., 2003). Topical vitamin C stimulates the collagen-producing activity of the dermis (Nusgens, Humbert, Rougier, Richard, & LapiE8re, 2002).
Peptides are proteins composed of long or short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Peptides may be natural or synthetic. Most peptides used in cosmetics are synthetic because lab engineering these ingredients gives chemists greater control on their stability and effectiveness in skin-care products. One more example of the natural route not always being what's best for skin. In battling the signs of aging, it’s important to incorporate peptide creams and peptide serums in order to help encourage the skin to rebuild lost Collagen.
Most peptides function as moisture-binding agents and almost all of them have theoretical cell-communicating ability to help skin repair itself. Those are exciting benefits, so long as you don't rely on peptides alone. It takes a great mix of anti-aging ingredients for skin to look its smoothest, firmest, and, yes, its youngest. Peptides are good ingredients to see in skin-care products, though we still have much to learn about how to best utilize peptides for maximum skin-care benefits. Peptides can be great anti-aging ingredients for skin care products. But as with all other ingredients, they're not the only ones you need to make your skin appear as young and healthy as you'd like. Take those seemingly fantastic claims on products with peptides with a grain of salt, and remember that using products with a cocktail of great ingredients (plus daily sun protection) is the best thing you can do for the health and appearance of your skin. Dr Rosemberg, MD. highly recommend creams or serum with peptides. One of Dr Rosemberg favorites is the I'm Fabulous organic and kosher Peptides Collagen Cream.
Retinol is just another name for the entire vitamin A molecule. It is considered a cosmetic ingredient and found only in non-prescription products (mostly skin care). Retinol can be broken down to become other forms of vitamin A that are found in skin-care products or prescription products.
An example of a cosmetic form of retinol in skin care products is retinyl palmitate. Generally, pure retinol is considered more effective than retinol derivatives.
Prescription retinol products such as Renova and Retin-A contain the active ingredient tretinoin. Tretinoin is far more potent than retinol, but comes with a higher chance of irritation.
Why is Retinol Good for My Skin?
Whether in over-the-counter or prescription form, vitamin A in all its forms works as a cell-communicating ingredient. That means it can actually tell a skin cell to behave and even look like a more normal, younger cell. When you have sun damaged skin this communication is incredibly beneficial because sun damaged skin produces unhealthy, abnormal, and inflexible skin cells.
When dermatologists discuss "prescription retinol", they're referring to various forms of vitamin A that can only be used in prescription medications. Renova or Retin-A are the best known prescription forms of retinol containing the most "active" form called tretinoin (also known as all trans retinoic acid or retinoic acid). We know all of these terms can be confusing, but this list should help make things easier to understand:
Retin-A has a lightweight cream texture and is most often prescribed for acne.
Retin-A Micro has a gel texture with a matte finish that's best for oily, acne-prone skin
Renova has an emollient texture and is prescribed for wrinkles/sun damage.
Tri-Luma contains tretinoin along with prescription-strength hydroquinone and is prescribed for discolorations and melasma. Note: Because the steroid this contains may cause skin thinning with prolonged use, short-term usage of this product is advised.
Atralin, Avita, Altinac, Refissa, and Tretin-X are other prescription-only products with tretinoin.
Tretinoin is also available as a generic that is just as effective as brand name versions.
Regardless of brand or texture, tretinoin fights wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and breakouts. Which one to use should be based on your physician's recommendation and, to some extent, your personal preference.
Other Prescription Forms of Retinol (Retinoids)
Beyond the active ingredient tretinoin found in the prescription-only products mentioned above, the two other most common prescription forms of vitamin A/retinol are Differin, which contains adapalene, and Tazorac, which contain tazarotene.
Both of these are typically prescribed for acne. Neither has as much anti-wrinkle research as tretinoin but theoretically both should provide similar antiaging benefits. Generally, Differin is worth considering if you have acne but your skin cannot tolerate prescription retinoid products.
Is Prescription Retinol Better for Me?
Retinol in all its forms, over the counter or prescription-only, is excellent for preventing and improving signs of aging. But in order for the over-the-counter (cosmetic) version of the entire vitamin A/retinol molecule to be effective it must break down into the active form (tretinoin) found in prescription vitamin A products. All of the retinol products I'm Fabulous® Team recommends are formulated to do just that.
Keep these facts in mind to help you determine which form is best for your needs:
Prescription-strength forms of retinol are "stronger" and work faster. Cosmetic retinol takes longer to have an effect but in the long run it works the same.
Prescription-strength forms of vitamin A/retinol (tretinoin) present a greater a risk of causing irritation. For some people the irritation never goes away and they can't use it.
Cosmetic retinol has a far lower risk of causing irritation but because it is still breaking down in your skin to become the active prescription form (tretinoin) it can also be irritating.
It takes experimenting to see which frequency of application works best for you; many find that using retinol 2–3 times per week works great while others can use it every day.
Can I Use AHA or BHA if I'm Using a Prescription or Cosmetic Retinol Product?
A common misperception about retinol is that it exfoliates your skin. Vitamin A/retinol in any of its forms does not do the same thing as AHAs or BHA. AHAs and BHA exfoliate the surface layers of dead built-up skin, improving sun damaged or genetically thickened skin cells.
Whether over-the-counter or prescription form, retinol is a cell-communicating ingredient that "tells" skin cells to make healthier, younger cells and can enhance the production of new skin cells. It is not an exfoliant.
Where it gets confusing is because retinol in both over-the-counter and prescription products can cause flaking. Because of this side effect, people assume it is also exfoliating their skin. Flaking skin is not exfoliation. AHAs and BHA help skin do what it should be doing naturally, and naturally you don't see your healthy skin cells shed. Instead, you just see a smooth, renewed skin surface and a healthy glow.
For the best anti-aging, anti-wrinkle benefit it is ideal to use both an exfoliant and a vitamin A/retinol product. PS: If you've heard that you can't use retinol with vitamin C (or AHA & BHA exfoliants) due to claims the ingredients deactivate one another, not to worry, this isn't accurate in the least.
Recommended Retinol Products
This organic retinol cream is great! This organic, kosher and vegan formulation prevent the skin from flaking or getting to dry. Your skin get the same effect without the unpleasant dryness.
Proceed with your moisturizer and/or serum, which can also be applied around your eyes.
To help your skin get used to prescription-strength retinol, apply every other day, always at night (sunlight deactivates the active ingredient).
If your skin tolerates it you can then gradually move up to once daily application, but always at night.
Keep in mind that more is not better; only a pea-sized dab is needed for your entire face!
It is OK to apply tretinoin (the main prescription retinoid) at the same time as benzoyl peroxide.
What Else You Need to Know:
Retinol products may be applied underneath the eye, but not on the eyelids or underbrow area.
It is OK to use an over-the-counter retinol product with a prescription retinol product. Which one to apply first is up to you.
If you notice signs of irritation (flaking, redness, sensitivity) do not double up on retinol products and/or decrease frequency of application.
Important note: whether you choose an over-the-counter or prescription retinol product, daily use of a well formulated sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater is a must! Even the most effective, research-proven anti aging ingredients won't work like you want them to if you're not diligent about sun protection. After all, sun damage created most of what you're using anti aging products to improve!
For best results, any form of vitamin A/retinol should be used with other anti-aging products containing rejuvenating ingredients such as antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, and different cell-communicating ingredients such as niacinamide. Despite retinol's superstar status, treating signs of aging is far more complex than any one ingredient can address!
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