Retinols are amazing anti-aging products. Derived from Vitamin A, retinol works by boosting the skin’s renewal process. They first came on the scene in the 70s for acne treatment, but have now become a mainstay in anti-aging. Retinol helps to remove old, dull skin cells on the surface, and promote newer, fresh skin cells. You may use retinol products on your face, but did you ever think about using them on your body? This idea got us thinking… and The Firm Body was created.
This cutting edge body cream will re-define how your skin ages. By featuring the maximum level of all-trans-Retinol that is safe for the body, this cream supports the skin’s barrier function, promotes collagen production, helps to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin texture and tone. As if that wasn’t enough, retinol may even protect against photo-aging before it even starts, by preventing the formation of collagenase, the enzyme responsible for collagen breakdown. When applied after UV exposure, retinols help to prevent collagen loss.
The Firm Body also contains the latest in stem cell technology. A combination of Green Tea Polyphenols, Resveratrol (a powerful antioxidant found in red wine), Caffeine USP, and Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss-a highly potent plant botanical antioxidant) work together to lift skin, prevent sagging, and protect against environmental toxins and free radicals. It can also smooth the appearance of cellulite. Various forms of hyaluronic acid penetrate the skin, locking moisture in, making it deeply moisturizing, and appropriate for normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin.
Pregnant and nursing women should avoid retinol products in order to be on the safe side, as they are also exposed to vitamin A through many foods and vitamin supplements.
One of the biggest myths about retinol is that you cannot wear it during the day because it increases your risk of sunburn. Clinical studies have shown pretty definitively that retinols do not lower or change the amount of UV light you can be exposed to before the skin burns (Minimal Erythemal Dose).
In short, retinols increase cellular turnover rates, smooth skin, refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and make skin more firm over time. The Firm Body is a game changer, and available at Life Studios Medical Group. Add it to your daily routine!
Denise L. Sweeney, MD, FACOG