La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Between the grocery store, the dermatologist’s office, and the make-up counter at the department store, the amount of anti-aging products is overwhelming. Each one contains a different, one-of-a-kind “break-through” ingredient, and yet they seem too all have one thing in common: they promise to visibly reduce the signs of aging, sometimes even overnight. And while some products may work, many women find themselves in a never-ending hunt for that perfect anti-aging product.
The answer may be more obvious than we initially thought. Dr. Marialyn J. Sardo, a well-respected board certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla, California, may have found this answer. In a recent newsletter published by Dr. Sardo, she talks about retinoids. According to the article, retinoids have been proven to improve overall skin texture and tone and even tighten pores, reduce break-outs and smooth out wrinkles. Retinoids have also shown to make the skin more radiant and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A and include retinol, retinoic acid (also known as tretinoin), retinyl palmitate, retinol aldehyde and others. Retinoids have been around since the 1960’s when they were first developed. In 1971, they became FDA approved for acne treatment. Since then, they have been linked to reducing brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles hence their current usage for anti-aging.
In addition to retinoids, Dr. Sardo discusses retin-A. Retin-A is the result of its predecessor retinol. While retin-A has shown to cause dryness, sun sensitivity and even irriation, it has been very effective. According to Dr. Sardo, Retinol, the precursor molecule, has been developed to have less side effects and be stable, even mixed with other ingredients. Advances have been made in microencapsulation to preserve the efficacy of the retinol in face creams.
So what would Dr. Sardo recommend? Dr. Sardo has teamed up with SkinMedica, a skincare line that she and her staff have "researched and personally tested...for effectiveness, quality, and ease of use." Dr. Sardo recommends SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol Complex, a non prescription topical anti-aging formula that contains retinol, retinyl acetate, vitamin E, and retinal palmitate, that when combind coverts to retinoic acid, minimizing any chance for irritation. With proven results and happy patients, Dr. Sardo may have just found the answer to the skincare mystery.