The Retinol Edit

Whether you are a new Client or a RATIONALE maximalist, get the glow-down on Retinol here.

Retinol Frequently Asked Questions

What is Retinol and why do I need to use it?

Retinol—also known as Vitamin A—is known to play an important role in the prevention of premature ageing. Retinol stimulates our fibroblasts—also known as collagen creators—to increase collagen synthesis and strengthen elasticity, to visibly plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

How often should I use Retinol?

As a general guide, in your mid to late 20s, Retinol should be introduced into your evening skincare routine two to three times each week. This allows your skin to adjust to increased cellular turnover whilst mitigating irritation. In your 30s, 40s and beyond, our skin cells turn over a little slower. So, it is common for it to be used every night to help supplement optimal skin health.

Which Formulation should I use if my skin is too sensitive for Retinol?

Bakuchiol is a gentle botanical alternative to Retinol. Bakuchiol has been known to promote a more even skin tone whilst helping to reduce the appearance of solar and environmental damage. Boasting our proprietary Botanical Retinoid Alternative Complex, #6 The GelCrème cultivates a renewed appearance by targeting Hyperpigmentation and signs of environmental damage, while refining texture and visible firmness.

Can I use Retinol whilst pregnant?

Both oral and topical prescription strength Vitamin A medication should be avoided during pregnancy. Whilst there is no research or data to suggest that applying over-the-counter Retinol (non-prescription) can be harmful to the foetus, we recommended speaking to your doctor before beginning or continuing the use of any Vitamin A Formulations during pregnancy.

Which Facial Treatments target fine lines and wrinkles?

The LuminousLift Renewal Facial is designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, signs of glycation—a cross-hatching of lines around the eyes and mouth—and loss of volume in the skin. The Treatment uses Microcurrent Technology and LED Light Therapy to lift and tone the facial muscles, in combination with skin-refining Enzymes and an Antioxidant Infusion—revealing a brighter, more luminous complexion.