Aguaje oil as a natural retinol alternative
Aguaje oil is one of the richest sources of beta carotene in the world. There is scientific evidence showing that beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A (retinol) in the epidermis. Retinol has been shown in clinical trials to boost collagen production, renew epidermal cells, and reduce fine wrinkles, roughness and blemishes.
Why choose a natural retinol alternative?
The problem with synthetic retinoids, including retinol, is that they can irritate the skin and make the skin more susceptible to the damaging effects of UV radiation. If you are not using sunscreen daily and reapplying it every 2 hours, you may actually be doing more damage to your skin when using synthetic retinoids.
Natural retinoids work more gradually, allowing the skin to adapt. Studies show that after a couple of months, you obtain the same results regardless of the type of retinoid you are using. With a synthetic retinoid, you may see results faster but you are actually putting your skin at risk.
Who is the oil suitable for?
Our Retinoic Face Oil is suitable for all skin types. It’s ideal for people with sun damaged skin or hyperpigmentation, dry skin, sensitive skin, and acne prone skin.
How to use our Retinoic Face Oil
In your daily routine, you can use the oil morning and night, after thoroughly cleansing and toning your skin. It is best to apply it on damp skin. You only need a few drops. If your skin is also dehydrated, you can use a serum with hyaluronic acid before applying the oil.
- When you are wearing a mineral sunscreen, you may want to add a few drops of oil to it. Because mineral sunscreens are often chalky looking on the skin, adding the oil will give it a bit more colour.
- Some people also like to add a few drops to their foundation to add a bit more moisture and glow to the skin.
- Because the aguaje oil is rich in antioxidants, you can use it as an after sun oil to neutralize the effects of free radical damage.
- You can use the Retinoic Face Oil on the body as well as the hair. In fact, Amazonian Peoples use it on their hair to give it a nice shine.