The best-selling cosmetic brand, Glossier just dropped its first ever retinol collection and we couldn’t ever be more excited! The minimalist-esthetically-pleasing brand recently released a statement regarding their new launch and it’s already looking promising. We kid you not! Okay, listen to this: Universal Pro-Retinol is a lightweight cream formulated with 0.5% Retinyl Sunflowerate, a pro-retinol derivative composed of retinol and sunflower seed fatty acids, and stevia leaf extract—both of which have impressive texture- and fine-line-smoothing abilities. Ooof, how awesome?
The retinol is an extension in Glossier’s range of super advanced acids and active. And well, staying true to its name, Universal Pro-Retinol is gentle enough to use on all skin types, including sensitive folks. It’s spiked with nourishing, plant-based humectants like glycerin and mondo grass root extract to deeply hydrate skin. The product is touted as a nightly renewing complex and universally suitable Vitamin A derivative that targets an array of skin concerns including improving the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, pores, dark spots, all while nourishing skin.
According to the statement release, the product is essentially an ultra comfy, enveloping night cream, future cult product and beauty sleep in a bottle. We don’t know about you but we’re ready to put our face on the line. ‘’So, why retinol’’, you asked? Because retinol is a hard working form of Vitamin A, commonly found in most ‘anti-aging’ skincare products, however you may be more familiar with other retinoic acids including Pro-Retinol and Retinoid. They serve as a chemical exfoliant, with the primary function to increase dermal elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid and disperse melanin granules. With all this to say, it’s a saviour for skin-cell turnover. Retinols speed up the cell cycle making skin cells work more efficiently.
Retinol targets a mirraid of skincare concerns. It’s a favourite for dermatologists as it tackles dullness, pigmentation and even breakouts. It’s definitely a staple in skincare regimens, and helps the complexion to look young, bright and refined. What’s not to love?