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June Skin in Focus - Vitamin A

Friday, June 01, 2012
As skin ages, it has a tendency to slow down skin cell production. Retinol (Vitamin A) has exfoliation properties that slough away dead skin cells to allow new ones to grow. Regular usage restructures the skin and encourages continual regeneration. Retinol induces exfoliation, allowing skin cells "to function normally and continue regular cell renewal."

Skin loses elasticity over time, making way for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Used a few nights per week, retinol will improve signs of ageing by aiding the production of collagen, one of the essential building blocks of youthful skin. As collagen is replenished and old skin cells are shed, facial discoloration reduces dramatically, fine lines recede and skin begins to reveal a softer, smoother texture. Collagen production slows down as the years fly by, thankfully, retinol ensures that new collagen keeps forming. 

Vitamin A can resurface the skin dramatically and due to fresh new skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin, it can be more prone to sunburn. You must always use and SPF 30+ each and every day if you are planning to incorporate this fabulous ingredient into your skin care regime. 

Recommended Products with High potency 

  • Medik8 Retinol 3TR - $67
  • Medik8 Retinol Eye - $89 
  • ASAP Super A serum - $79
  • ASAP Advanced Eye Repair - $45

Recommended Treatments 

  • Anti-ageing Antioxidant Facial - $139
  • Boost and Brighten Facial - $139
  • Retinol Super anti-ageing Micro - $169
Vitamin A Serums can be introduced gradually. Use a Vitamin A Serum every 3rd night to begin with gradually building up to every night.

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The Benefits of Using Products Containing Vitamin A

Thursday, June 23, 2011
  •  Helps to stimulate collagen production
  •  Supports the growth of skin cells and ensures maintenance and function of skin
  •  Smoothes skin surface and assists in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  •  Improves the health, elasticity and appearance of the skin
  •  Particularly known for its anti-ageing properties
  •  Increases skin cell turnover
  • Assists in preventing skin damage induced by UV radiation (one of the main causes of premature ageing)
ASAP Super A Serum is a high potency overnight revitalising treatment containing Vitamin A (Retinol) and Vitamin E to help diminish the appearance of sun damage/pigmentation and assist with skin tone and texture. Scientifically formulated to reduce the visible signs of ageing, while providing protection from free radical damage. Revolutionary anti-irritant complex. pH 4.7.

To learn more about this Super product please download the fact sheet.