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New Retinol Accelerator

More flaking. Better results.

In this fast-paced, modern world, many of our clients are looking for immediate results and more advanced outcomes from their professional services. Chemical peels have been a strong and solid global trend for many years, but with our clinic guests having less free time, there is a strong cry for accelerated results post treatment. Dermalogica PRO Retinol Accelerator has been formulated to accelerate the skin’s natural renewal process and boost the results after professional exfoliating treatments providing a noticeable difference. So, what is all the fuss about retinol?

Our skin naturally produces a retinoid compound known as Retinoic Acid, which strongly influences epithelial differentiation and proliferation. Retinoic Acid contributes to a normalized rate of cell turnover and desquamation, decreasing the build-up of dead cells on the surface of the stratum corneum which can cause rough skin texture. Retinol and Retinoids are the gold standard in skin treatments and products, when it comes to targeting lines, and wrinkles along with uneven skin tone and texture.

Retinoids, are an umbrella term for the entire family of Vitamin A derivatives, helping to regulate cell turnover and collagen production, which enables a healthier looking skin with less noticeable pigmentation concerns, such as sunspots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Retinol, a member of the retinoid family, is well-known for visibly reversing the signs of skin ageing.

This fast-acting oil soluble molecule easily penetrates the stratum corneum and fully delivers the active ingredients to stimulate keratinocyte activity. Topically applied Retinol needs to be converted by the skin into Retinoic Acid in a two-step process: firstly, skin enzymes convert retinol to retinaldehyde and then from retinaldehyde into Retinoic Acid. By accelerating the rate of cell turnover in the skin, new, fresh skin cells can make their way to the skin’s surface faster than they would naturally. This helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and deliver improved skin texture while evening skin tone.

Clients looking for immediate advanced results, especially in conjunction with resurfacing services, can achieve these results with an application of a Retinol accelerator.

Dermalogica’s PRO retinol accelerator is a Professional strength gel-serum that provides:

  • Accelerated cellular turnover for faster results
  • Maximized peel results
  • A brighter and smoother skin

This industry first formula contains a powerful blend of actives including:

  • a 3.5% Retinol, Retinyl Propionate and encapsulated retinol complex to accelerate cellular turnover for faster chemical peel results.
  • 5% Niacinamide to improve skin smoothness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark spots, provide antioxidant benefits, and clear the skin.
  • Stevia Extract soothes the skin and provides retinol like properties that enable a gentle and more natural alternative to retinoids while achieving similar rejuvenating results.
  • Alcohol-short chain molecules make the intercellular lipids more fluid which helps with the penetration of the product.

Dermalogica PRO Retinol accelerator is applied at the end of a professional resurfacing treatment by a trained Dermalogica professional. Once applied, Retinol accelerator is either left to process for 10 minutes, or, if the client would like accelerated peeling and resurfacing, the formula can be left on the skin for up to four hours. The client can then remove it at home with cleanser and then apply dermal layering products such as moisturiser and sunscreen.

Post procedure, clients must ensure they are gently cleansing their skin, moisturizing and applying an SPF such as dermalogica Porescreen SPF 40 or Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 during the day and a hydrating moisturizer at night. Clients must not use any other actives such as hydroxy acids or other retinol type products during the peeling and flaking days. After flaking concludes Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum can be added into the routine to continue age management benefits.

Dermalogica’s PRO Retinol accelerator is going to take your in-clinic service offerings and results to the next level for your clinic guests as they begin to see advanced results in a fast time frame- they are guaranteed to rebook!

Available to Dermalogica stockists on 16th October 2023.

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