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What is retinization?

What is retinization?

The retinization period is the time it takes for the skin to become progressively accustomed to this active ingredient, depending on the skin type. It usually lasts between 5 and 12 weeks, but varies greatly according to skin type. Both pure retinol and its derivatives require this period in order to provide its many benefits to our skin.

The skin may experience some side effects or discomfort during this time. The dreaded adverse effects of starting to use this ingredient. We should not be afraid if we can recognize these effects as being normal during this adaptation period.

This retinization process is barely noticeable when we use pro-retinol, which is a retinol derivative. An effective way to incorporate this active ingredient into your routine without experiencing temporary skin discomfort. At BIOTHERM we have Blue Pro-Retinol Multi-Correct Cream, the anti-aging and corrective cream for daily use that improves skin texture, reduces pore size, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and provides a more even tone. In short, smooth, soft and luminous skin.

Possible side effects during skin retinization:

These are the most common, but they do not necessarily appear. The retinol will be doing its job. But if any of them appear KEEP CALM, it's BLUE RETINOL.

  • Slight redness may be accompanied by some itching or tingling.
  • Peeling: the skin may peel during this process.
  • Dryness: vitamin A reduces the oil production of the sebaceous glands, so we may notice slight dryness, which we can balance with a moisturizer.

Any other side effects do not exist, they are myths and the adverse effects of old formulas or very high concentrations with inappropriate use. Current formulas are safe for daily cosmetic use at home.

Whenever we use Retinol for the first time, the skin undergoes a more or less intense process. That’s why it is not recommended to interrupt the use of retinol.

After the retinization process, everything is a bonus, so enjoy your new skin.

When using Blue Retinol Night Serum some of these effects may appear, but none of them should appear when using Blue Pro-Retinol Multi-Correct Cream.

Is my skin suitable for the use of retinoids?

If you find yourself asking this question, feel free to come to our BIOTHERM stands and let one of our experts recommend the best product for your skin type.

We do not recommend the use of pure retinol for those who have a specific skin condition that advises against its use, do not hesitate to consult your dermatologist to find out if you have any doubts.

On the other hand, there’s no age limit to benefit from the use of retinol. So if you’re concerned about whether it’s too early, in principle from the age of 25 you can start reaping the benefits of this product. Targeted to work on imperfections and acne marks, for example.

Those with mature skin have traditionally shown more interest in this active ingredient. If you’ve used it in the past, you may barely notice the retinization process, or you may already know what the process is like and it may not come as a surprise.

A good way to start incorporating retinol is with Blue Pro-Retinol Multi-Correct Cream, a gentle and effective daily formula. For a more intense result and a routine that incorporates Pure Retinol day and night, we include Blue Retinol Night Serum as explained below.

How do I include retinol in my routine?

To make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible we start by using Blue Retinol Night Serum.

Our formula also combines the sensoriality of BIOTHERM products in an emulsion known as hyalugel, which has a bright white color and a pleasant scent.

For the retinization of the skin to be as gradual as possible, make sure not to sunbathe, especially during the early stages of the treatment. Start by applying it only two nights a week, until your skin is comfortable, and increase the frequency week after week.

It is also recommended to start with a half dose, and as we increase the number of nights, start using the full dose.

Once the retinization process has passed, you can apply it every night before your favorite Blue Therapy cream.

When incorporating pure retinol into your routine, although its use is indicated for nighttime, you must use a high SPF every day, minimum 30 and recommended 50. The use of retinol makes the skin more sensitive to sunburn as it regenerates the skin. At BIOTHERM we have lightweight protection formulas such as Waterlover Face Sunscreen SPF 50, an anti-aging sunscreen with niacinamide in its formula to improve the anti-blemish treatment.

Everything you need to know about Blue Retinol Night Serum

BLUE RETINOL is BIOTHERM's innovation that combines the effectiveness of pure retinol at 0.25% and Life Plankton at 1%, this combination of ingredients doubles the effectiveness of retinol, and thanks to the bioaffinity of the probiotic fraction, it reduces any discomfort during this process.

Blue Retinol Night Serum is a powerful innovation from Bioscience that offers our highest regenerative efficacy in a 0.25% pure retinol formula. Every night, it targets wrinkles, evenness and skin quality to reveal healthier, younger-looking skin every day.

Blue Retinol Night Serum renews and repairs the skin. In 100% of women, wrinkles were reduced, skin tone was evened out and the skin felt smoother.

And you, do you already know what retinization is? Everything you need to know about your skin, at Biotherm.

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