An interesting phenomenon occurs in the skin care business: it’s far easier to convince people to use a product that claims to prevent wrinkles than a product that promises to prevent health problems. In esthetician’s school, we even had a saying I thought was very insightful: “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”
Retinoids are an ingredient we will always recommend for the simple fact that they really work, and the results are impressive. With consistent and long-term use, retinoids go deep, yielding visible improvements to the skin in the form of reduced wrinkles, diminished hyperpigmentation and better skin texture. The skin changes are profound, and are unrelated to deep cleansing, rehydrating or even reducing oxidative stress—other common age-reversing measures.