What is Vitamin A?
Vitamin A, also known as retinoid, is an active ingredient that fights wrinkles in skincare products. It is a naturally occurring compound in your body. This vitamin helps improve your eyesight, your immune system, tissue health, and your eye health. Retinoid is a generic term that can be used to refer to both retin A and retinol. Vitamin A is the weaker version of Vitamin A. The latter is a derivative. You may have heard of retinoic acid and tretinoin in products. (Looking at you, curology!) You can take a sigh of relief because they are also included in this category.
Why is this important?
Normally, our skin regenerates every 30 to remove dead skin cells. Retinoids can speed up this process by allowing it to take between 14 and 21 days. Our skin sheds and allows our newly regenerated cells to start from a clean slate. Vitamin A has many benefits for the skin. Vitamin A benefits the skin in many ways, including improved pigmentation and sun spot reduction, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and even acne.
What does it mean for our skin?
Vitamin A is a vitamin that benefits the skin by stimulating the dermis (the lower and deeper layers) of the skin. This stimulates collagen production and regenerates new cells. It also pushes out old cells to the surface, revealing clean, fresh skin.