Face Moisturizer with Retinol Spotlight
Skin is made up of 64 percent water which makes water an essential ingredient for healthy skin. When it gets too dry however, skin can become itchy, scaly or inflamed –all of which is unattractive to say the least.
For most people, whether their skin is dry or oily and especially if they live in a cold, dry or windy climate, routine use of a moisturizer can protect the skin’s moisture content.
But with hundreds of options available, how do you choose the right moisturizer?
Here are 3 Main Components to Look For:
- First is a Humectant which is an ingredient that draws water from the environment like a magnet attracts water. Common examples include hyaluronic acid and honey to name a few.
- Second is an Emollient which is an ingredient that softens and hydrates, filling in cracks and preventing moisture loss. An example is jojoba oil.
- Lastly is an Occlusive –this is an ingredient that forms a barrier on skin’s surface to prevent moisture loss. Examples include thicker oils such as sunflower oil and shea butter.
Common allergens to avoid are fragrances, parabens and tocopherol.
Face Moisturizer with Retinol Fits the Bill
We’re proud to say that our Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid checks all these boxes -If you haven’t yet tried our Face moisturizer with Retinol, you’ll want to now. (This product is currently out of stock.)
This is because Retinol is shown to produce the greatest visible result in reversing the signs of both chronological aging as well as damage brought about through environmental exposures or photo-aging (like from excessive UV rays).
With continued use, retinol has been found to smooth skin’s texture while reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through acceleration of the skin renewal and cellular turnover processes. In this way, retinol improves not only firmness of skin but also evens out skin tone and even reduces the effects of environmental stressors.
It has a remarkable ability to resurface skin so you can age in the most graceful way possible and stop visible signs of aging from forming in the first place, perhaps even allowing us to turn back the hands of time altogether.
Loads of Beneficial Ingredients
Aloe Vera: Commonly used as a hydrator, Aloe contains up to 99% water yet has the ability to penetrate skin 4X faster than water alone. It can moisturize without making skin greasy -making it an ideal choice for those with oily skin.
Added to this is an impressive array of beneficial nutrients like Vitamins A, B, C, D and E, Vitamin B12, copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc, loads of amino acids and proteolytic enzymes, all of which works together to give aloe it’s characteristic skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.
- Speeds up cellular renewal
- Protects skin from bacteria
- Diminishes pore size
- Decreases redness
- Restores PH balance of skin
- Improves skin elasticity
- Reduces redness in conditions such as Rosacea
Hyaluronic Acid: is a naturally occurring compound found in your cells. It plays many roles in the body and has been found to stimulate collagen production, maintain skin elasticity, improve hydration, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The problem lies in the fact that like many of the body’s substances, particularly those responsible for a fresh and vibrant appearance, the Hyaluronic Acid content of cells begins to deteriorate as we get older. Without sufficient quantity of Hyaluronic acid in the body to protect cells, natural degeneration is accelerated and more pronounced signs of aging begin to appear.
This is when incorporating Hyaluronic acid treatment into a skin care routine becomes imperative. Applied topically, H.A. is absorbed deep into the skin’s layers where it attracts and holds moisture filling in facial tissues, giving the appearance of a more plump and supple complexion, while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Green Tea: Used topically, green tea provides a multitude of skin and beauty benefits ranging from anti-aging to acne prevention.
In addition to its high antioxidant content which works to prevent and repair the signs of aging such as sun damage and fine lines; Green tea also delivers amino acids, natural enzymes, B Vitamins (essential for skin health), folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and skin firming caffeine to cells.
This power-packed combo improves skin’s overall complexion. Inflammation is reduced; toxins and impurities are expelled reducing pore size; antibacterial properties fight infection and skin irritation; while cell turnover and healing rate is again accelerated. As a result, skin appears more youthful looking, with greater elasticity and a healthy glow.
The Vitamin K in Green Tea also works to lighten dark circles around the eyes and reduce puffiness.
Essentially, Green Tea wakes up a dull and tired-looking face!
Red Raspberry Seed Oil: with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, this light oil can aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Plus a significant amount of Vitamin A, from which retinol is derived, makes it a good choice for inclusion in a facial moisturizer particularly for acne prone skin.
Shown to improve skin elasticity, suppleness and flexibility, while softening and smoothing the look of wrinkles, it too is an anti-aging superstar.
Often used in cosmetic products for its hydrating and lipid-barrier-forming characteristics, this oil has been shown to reduce the destruction of collagen through the inflammatory response in skin, both of which are major causes of wrinkles.
It even helps protect against further UV damage and is packed with Vitamin E.
Propolis: seems to be an up & coming buzz word in skin care but it’s actually a comeback kid with the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians having used it since at least 350 B.C.
Propolis is the resin that bees create out of trees, flowers, and wax, which they carry back to their hives to seal it and keep it sterile. It’s full of bioflavanoids, is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Commonly used for its healing and restorative capabilities; Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin. It also accelerates the rate of cellular turnover and decongests pores while protecting against bacteria and functioning as a great anti-inflammatory agent making it very effective in acne treatment and prevention.
For all the sensitive skin ladies out there, this is the natural beauty ingredient you need to know about for skin brightening, acne fighting, and a more youthful glow!
The result for skin is an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial elixir that can help take years off your face.
If you haven’t yet tried our Face Moisturizer with Retinol, you’ll want to now!
(This product is temporarily unavailable)
Just in case you aren’t yet convinced, we offer complete customer SATISFACTION, period. If for any reason you are not absolutely happy with your product we will replace or refund your order, no questions asked. We love to help!
Skin Care Tips
Check out our top recommendations to properly care for skin and promote a radiant complexion:
- Start with a quality cleanser to cleanse skin daily using lukewarm water
- (Avoid washing too often which can dry out skin leading to flaky skin & clogged pores)
- Follow clean skin with a hydrating toner
- Exfoliate once or twice a week
- Apply a rich facial serum or face oil & massage into skin
- (Moisturizers are best applied to damp skin to lock in moisture)
- Before applying makeup, smooth on our Retinol Moisturizer
- Apply a hydrating mask once or twice a week
- Stay away from matte foundations
- Add a little extra glow with a luminizer or highlighter
Hope you enjoy our secret recipe for flawless and photo ready skin.
* Bella Doe Naturals Retinol Moisturizer is currently out of Stock