Acne has plagued skin throughout history, but its remedies have evolved over time. While sulfur was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Grecians and Romans to draw out impurities, benzoyl peroxide became a main acne treatment in the 1920s.
While both of these ingredients remain effective, there is one ingredient that stands out as a game-changer in treating acne—vitamin A.
Vitamin A and its various derivatives have been used to clear impurities, rejuvenate skin and increase overall skin health since its introduction in the 1970s. Vitamin A can be used in its various forms— at the spa/medispa, clinic and at home—to support acne and bring skin back to optimal health.
All forms of vitamin A have a positive impact on acneic skin. As a capsule supplement, vitamin A serves as a potent antioxidant to minimize the free radicals that decrease the skin’s ability to regenerate and purge impurities that cause uneven tone and texture.
Vitamin A specifically improves acne conditions by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin.
Its ability to dry up or decrease oil and sebum make it a valuable supplement and topical for acne sufferers.
Vitamin A derivatives promote the drainage of existing comedones, prevent the development of micro-comedones and help with the formation of tiny blood vessels and increased collagen production. This improves the overall appearance of acneic skin and reduces the aggressiveness of scar tissue.
In esthetics, the two most common forms of vitamin A are retinol and retinaldehyde, both of which impact overall acne problems quite well.
What is Retinol Molecular? And how is it good for our skin?
Retinol Molecular 10% is the most active, stable and gentle form of Vitamin A available without prescription. Retin A, used in many other Vitamin A preparations, can be as effective but is also irritating to the skin. In contrast, Retinol Molecular found in Synergie’s Ultimate A and A+ serums, is extremely active and penetrative, addressing skin concerns without the irritation.
Key Benefits of Retinol Molecular:
• Restores dermal thickness
• Reduces visible sun damage
• Promotes the formation of healthy blood vessels
• Protects skin from UV damage
• Restores the epidermal barrier
• Hydrates from within
• Normalizes oil levels
• Aids in the management of acne
• Reduces fine lines
• Helps to improve skin metabolism & inhibits melanin formation(good for dark spots, pigmentation, blemishes, and post treatment skin)
• Stimulates fibroblasts (collagen and elastin synthesis)to achieve anti-aging effects
• GAG glycosaminoglycan (hyaluronic acid precursor) tightens skin and slows down aging process
• Stimulates collagen and elastin formation to tighten pores, lighten scars and eliminate wrinkle