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Retinol Skincare Routine

Posted on July 25 2019

Retinol Skincare Routine

Have you always wanted to try Retinol but heard about side effects that have kept you away? While Retinol is an amazing ingredient that can help smooth fine lines, and keep your skin looking younger for longer, many people with sensitive or dry skin types avoid the ingredient altogether. But have no fear! Check out our guide on how to keep your skin in tip-top shape while using hero ingredient Retinol in your daily regime.

What is Retinol? 

Retinol is one of the biggest buzzwords in skincare today. But what is it and what does it do? Retinol is also known as a form of Vitamin A₁. It is one of the essential vitamins and minerals humans have to consume to stay healthy. In addition to helping your vision, blood flow, and immune system, retinol has been proven to have anti-aging properties, smooth wrinkles, and soothe the skin.

How It Works 

Retinol increases the blood flow and division in skin cells, particularly basal cells. Basal cells are in the lowest layer of the skin and when they divide, new cells will come up to the skin’s surface. This process is called cell turnover, and retinol has been proven to accelerate it. This is an important process because oil and dirt can get stuck in the old skin cells. Basically, retinol removes all the grime and gives you a new layer of youthful skin. 


Retinol is also good for reducing dark spots. The accelerated cell turnover sloughs off unevenness. Additionally, it helps to stop the production of melanin, the chemical that pigments your skin. 

Studies show that retinol also helps boost collagen production. Collagen is the main protein in your skin and connective tissues. With higher levels of collagen, your skin will look bright and fresh. 

Retinol is an amazing ingredient. It’s beneficial for your skin in so many different ways. Check out some of our best retinol products below! 

Retinol Skincare Routine 

Hyaluronic and Anti-Aging Facial Serum


This moisturizing facial serum reduces wrinkles and is the perfect base for your makeup routine. Just apply the serum to your face and neck after cleansing. It will leave your skin refreshed and glowing! 


Rose and Retinol Ultra Hydrating Day Cream 


This rejuvenating cream can help lighten dark spots and smooth creases. Just put it on after your cleansing routine, and you’ll see results. It’s perfect for daily use!

Vitamin C and Retinol Under Eye Pads


These under eye pads stop puffiness and relax the under eye area. Be sure to use them twice daily: once in the morning and once in the evening. They’ll leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. 


Hemp and Retinol Nourishing Sleep Mask 


Leave this nourishing mask on overnight to hydrate dull skin. Then, all you have to do is wait. 

You’ll feel like a million bucks in the morning!


Retinol isn’t the only ingredient that helps your skin. Check out other Azure skincare routines here!

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