"The menu might include a skin programme that uses medical ingredients, such as Retinova
, which contains the anti-ageing agent vitamin A, and hydroquinone, to lighten pigmentation.
"I take the only scientifically proven thing called Retinova
and it regenerates your skin.
There is good evidence to back the anti-ageing properties of Vitamin A derivative tretinoin (Retinova
- prescription only), but I have yet to be shown such evidence for retinol-based creams.
Some cosmeceuticals, such as Retin-A and Retinova
, are available on prescription only, while others such as AHAs, are available over-the-counter.
CREAMS: Some facial creams, such as Retina and Retinova
reduce the appearance of fine lines by stimulating collagen production.
Most anti-wrinkle creams are a waste of time and money and are no better than moisturisers, but the cream you are referring to (Retinova
) is different and has been clinically proven to reverse some of the changes caused by over-exposure to the sun.
Any Vitamin A derivative, including isotretinoin used to treat acne, all trans-retinoic acid (or tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinova
, Renova) prescribed for acne and smoothing wrinkles to retinyl palmitate, retinol or retinol aldehyde for modest wrinkle smoothing.
) combined with a bleaching agent such as hydro-quinone will remove excess cells and give a more translucent complexion.
The most effective ones are those containing Vitamin A derivatives, such as Retinova
. These actually have an effect on the cells deep within the skin and can improve wrinkles.
A younger cousin of Retin-A, Retinova
has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to reverse effects of sun damage.
I use a dab of Retinova
around my eyelid area, forehead and on the neck to keep wrinkling to a minimum.
This chemical cousin to vitamin A is the active ingredient of Retin-A and Retinova
, prescription-only creams which smooth sun damage and keep acne under control.