retinol in cremes

Anti-aging miracle retinol? Why vitamin A shouldn't be in a cream

We were asked: If you always write so much about your creams being full of vitamins, why are you doing without vitamin A or retinol? After all, other creams also use that because it is a great anti-aging ingredient. Well observed. We keep our hands off retinol and we have good reasons for doing so.nde.

Antiaging Miracles: Why Everyone Is Talking About Retinol and Vitamin A.

Vitamin A is a group of fat-soluble substances called retinoids. Retinol and vitamin A1 are also included. We have dealt a lot with the effect of the vitamin A group, or more specifically with retinol, as it is considered to be particularly effective. And there is something to it:

Creams use retinol as a potent vitamin A. The substance effectively contributes to the renewal of the horny layer, i.e. the top layer on the skin of corneocytes. The renewal effect alone makes the skin appear smoother. Retinol also has a positive effect on acne through cell renewal. In addition, retinol stimulates collagen production and thus strengthens the structure of the skin. Even more: As an antioxidant, retinol inhibits free radicals that threaten the firmness and thus youth of the skin.n.

We hold on: Because of the effect alonecouldit is worth using retinol in skin care creams for men But: Those who use creams with retinol are taking risks!

The dangers of retinol: harmful effects possible

Especially in summer it isthe effects of vitamin A on the skin risky because of the greater sensitivity to UV rays: as the top layer of skin is renewed, it is more sensitive to light. But that's just a drop in the bucket:

Vitamin A can easily be overdosed with supplements. With our balanced diet alone, we shouldn't worry about not having enough of it in our body. One carrot alone is enough to reach the daily dose. The body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A and stores the excess harmlessly in the skin..

Too much vitamin A can actually be harmful being and initially provoking headache, dizziness, tiredness and vomiting; but dry, rough skin, split lips and thin hair can also cause hair loss. A prolonged overdose of preparations leads to liver disorders and accelerated bone loss..

When used in creams, the Federal Office for Risk Assessment itself has the negative effects of vitamin A on the skinnot positiveestimated. The recommendation: cosmetics should contain vitamin A andUse retinol only to a limited extent.

The studies on which this is based observe symptoms that, in addition to the symptoms mentioned above, also describe morphological changes in the skin. In animal experiments, even limitations in fertility could be observed.

What the Federal Office for Risk Assessment also says in the letter of recommendation is that the data on this is inconsistent. So there is more research to be done. What remains, however: too much vitamin A can make you sick.

No risks to healthy skin: Our skin care products do not contain retinol

We formulate our care products under strict conditions: They should be good for the skin, help against blemished skin, dark circles under the eyes and bags under the eyes, but not make nonsense experiments. That is why we proceed scientifically for the formulation of our creams and cleaners and work with the pharmacologist and toxicologist Prof. Dr. Schirner together. It was clear to him from the start that retinol shouldn't be part of our care products. Because:: 

„What good is an anti-aging ingredient if it can be harmful to us and our skin? At this point there is no weighing up of risks. We do not process any substances whose fate on the skin has not been clarified..“

No dangerous antiaging promises. We keep our hands off retinol. Point.

Instead of retinol: anti-aging ingredients for your skin

When everyone talks so much about the oh-so-great effects of vitamin A, one could almost think that there are no other anti-aging ingredients. That's nonsense.

There are numerous alternatives: We designour care products so that they provide many important vitamins, antioxidants and moisture-binding substances and thus form an effective anti-aging program.

In addition to vitamin E andvitamin C alsohyaluronan andurea. In interaction with panthenol, valuable oils and trace elements, the Hydra Defense Cream supports theNatural Moisturizing Factor NMF.

Effective antiaging care shouldn't be risky. That's why there is the Hydra Defense Cream. You get the nourishing face creamhere in the shop.

Don't take any risks for your skin. #staysober


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