"Topical retinol improves fine wrinkles associated with natural aging," as concluded in a recently published research study and is described in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Arch Dermatol. 2007;143:606-612).
Vitamin A appears in several forms. Retinol (Vitamin A Alcohol), Retinal (Vitamin A Aldehyde) and Tretinod (Retinoic Acid) among others.
Retinol is the most important form of Vitamin A. It is in its purest and most active of vitamin A.
Retinol is mostly used to smooth away wrinkles, decrease fine lines, increase moisture and elasticity, even out rough blotchy discoloration and bring back the natural color and tone to the skin. This improves complexion and glows on the face.
Topical Retinol has been used in the management of acne. Its skin exfoliation activity helps to unclog pores. .