Everyone has their own skincare routine and products they like best, but when it comes to preventing wrinkles, there’s one product that beats them all, according to dermatologists. When “Women’s Health Magazine” asked nine derms what their go-to product for fighting wrinkles is, they were shocked to get the same answer from all nine: retinol.
So what is it? Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital explains that retinoids is the broad term for a derivative of vitamin A that includes over-the-counter retinol and it stimulates collagen production and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. He says, “Retinol is the single best-studied ingredient in fighting skin aging.”
And other dermatologists agree that retinol is the most powerful ingredient for rejuvenation. But retinoid products like prescription Retin-A can also minimize pores and clear blackheads and whiteheads, as well as exfoliate. Most doctors go for the prescription versions, which are stronger, but there are all kinds of drugstore products that also contain retinol, work really well, and are more affordable.
Since anyone at any age can benefit from retinol and it can help with clearing breakouts as well as preventing wrinkles, it should win a spot in your skincare routine. All those dermatologists can’t be wrong.
Source: Women's Health