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Aguaje: The New Natural Retinol Alternative

Retinol has been the long-standing gold champion of anti aging and anti acne in the cosmetics industry. It is one of the only compounds that has been clinically shown to smooth and tighten the skin, while reducing the appearance of blemishes and sunspots. The PROBLEM with retinoids is that they can cause irritation to the skin, making them a bad choice for sensitive skin types. If you aren’t being diligent with sunscreen, retinoids can predispose the skin to the damaging effects of UV radiation. They are also not recommended for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. Furthermore, many skincare products with retinols are also packed with toxic fillers and preservatives, which are not appealing to the green and clean...

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