Within the skincare community, retinoids have long been recognized as an effective ingredient to combat and prevent aging of the skin. By acting at a cellular level and increasing skin cell turnover, they can improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity. However, many retinoids have the potential to be drying and irritating to the skin. RENEWING delivers the benefits of a typical retinoid, but also helps users avoid unwanted side effects.
How does RENEWING maintain the benefits of a retinoid while also avoiding undesirable side effects? The answer lies in a compound called Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR). HPR is in the vitamin A family of retinoids and is an ester of retinoic acid. This powerful new skincare ingredient bears some similarities to tretinoin, a well-loved retinoid that is held as one of the gold-standard treatments to prevent the appearance of skin aging. But while most retinoids first must be converted to retinoic acid within the skin to be effective, HPR can bind directly to the skin’s retinoic acid receptors and start working its magic right away. This enzymatic conversion to retinoic acid is also what gives many retinoids unpleasant side effects like dryness and irritation. Since HPR bypasses this conversion, it offers users all of the benefits of traditional retinoids without the typical drawbacks.
Carrot Seed Oil
As another integral ingredient of RENEWING skin shots, carrot seed oil is rich in beta carotene (Vitamin A) and contains natural retinol alternatives to boost RENEWING’s anti-aging power. Carrot seed oil is considered nature's version of retinoid. Additional benefits of carrot seed oil include:
- encouraging skin cell turnover
- reducing inflammation
Next up on the ingredient list is 100% plant-derived squalane:
- moisturizes and softens the skin by mimicking the skin’s own natural oils
- hydrating, but won’t clog pores
Last but certainly not least is bisabolol:
- derived from the chamomile plant
- Restores suppleness of the skin
Along with all of these potent ingredients, RENEWING Skin Shots also have the benefit of the Ellen Lange lightweight mico molecular formulas that can absorb into the skin easily and in a high concentration. Once applied onthe skin, the star ingredient HPR can get to work on:
- reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing pigmentation marks and blemishes
- lowering sebum production
- minimizing pores
If you are just beginning to use retinoids, start out with using RENEWING a few times per week in the evening-an ideal time to start would be in your mid 20’s.
Although a relative newcomer to the retinoid family, HPR has the potential to be the next big thing- and RENEWING skin shots can help you get ahead of the curve.