The queen of pretty much everything, Oprah, recently released her Spring Fashion Handbook, and surprisingly enough, there was a section called Retinol Cream: Your Skin’s New Best Friend. The all-knowing Oprah and her team of best friend doctors and skincare pros shared how retinol creams changed their life and outlook on skincare. Today we’re going to tell you why you should be using a retinol cream and, if Oprah says retinol creams are her new best friend, then retinol creams should be your best friends too!image001 (1)

Retinol creams are made up of retinoids, a retinoid is a topical form of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is the number one anti-wrinkle ingredient recommended by dermatologists. Its sole purpose is to promote cell turnover. It eliminates the old, bad cells and produces new, plump and healthy cells. Nothing works more effectively at eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines than retinol. It’s the best anti-aging ingredient. There is no argument to it. Piles of research prove that the vitamin A derivative can really undo wrinkles and even discoloration caused by sun damage. One of the best things about retinol creams is that you know they’re working from the moment you put it on. Within just a few seconds of application, you’ll notice a small, yet noticeable difference.

At the American Institute for Plastic Surgery we offer two retinol creams as part of our Glow 360 skin care line: Defense 50 and Defense 100. Available without a prescription, Defense 50 and Defense 100 contain retinol which is a form of Vitamin A, the time-tested ingredient which improves the appearance of fine lines (in around four weeks), wrinkles (in around 12 weeks), mottled skin tone, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, smoothness, and dry skin. Our Defense 50/100 products deliver skin rejuvenating benefits with less irritation than prescription retinoids.

To learn more about these products and others in the Glow 360 line, please contact us at (972) 543-2477 to speak with one of our skin care experts. We offer complimentary skin care consultations and one of our aestheticians will customize a skin care regimen that is right for you.