Retinol: A Beautiful Skin Secret

Retinol: a beautiful skin secret

Derived from Vitamin A (an essential nutrient that supports skin, eye, and reproductive health, and immune function), Hernuvin Retinol Serum should be added as the Gold Standard in your skin care routine.

Why? Because it promotes collagen production and helps to create a stronger foundation for your skin.

Below, we discuss the benefits of retinol, how to safely incorporate it into your skin care routine, and clear up some common myths about retinol.

The Science of Our Product Explained

Our Retinol Serum contains Liposomal 100% Pure Retinol and Pentapeptide KTTKS.

Pentapeptide KTTKS has direct effect on fibroblast (the most common type of cell found in connective tissue that secretes collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structural framework for many tissues; and also play an important role in healing wounds) function because it increases collagen and supports proteins in the skin.

Liposomal 100% Pure Retinol is an effective anti-oxidant that is easily oxidized by air and free radicals. It is enveloped by a microscopic fatty bubble, called a liposome, which protects the retinol from oxidation.  Once in the skin, it easily gets transported into the cell.

Working together, they accelerate cell turnover. This help with the following:

  • Management of acne, reverses sun damage
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Has anti-ageing benefits
  • Deals with pigmentation and
  • Improves skin texture and pore size

10 Hernuvin Retinol Serum Benefits Summarised

  1. Improves skin health
  2. Reduces sun damage
  3. Anti-inflammatory
  4. Anti-oxidant
  5. Evens pigmentation
  6. Promotes exfoliation
  7. Decreased wrinkle depth
  8. Decreases skin roughness
  9. Improved skin thickness
  10. Increase in skin elastin fiber thickness and density

Clearing Up a Few Common Myths about Retinol

If you don’t know how to use Retinol and go all in, your skin will not be happy with you. You will experience redness, burning, peeling and even inflammation. This is why a lot of people are cautious of using Retinol.  Let’s clear up a few of the common myths about Retinol:

  • All retinols are the same. Unfortunately, this is not true. Not all quoted retinols are the same. Most quoted retinols are not pure retinol, but a form of retinol that may be less effective.
  • Retinols will make my skin more sensitive to the sun. It does not cause sun sensitivity. However, if you introduce retinol too quickly to your skin, you could experience retinol irritation. This can cause redness and peeling, which can resemble sunburn (hence the myth).

This article debunks more Retinol Myths. Read it here.

How to Use Hernuvin Retinol Serum

The secret to Retinol usage is to start gradually, a few times a week, and build up the usage. Use it consistently by picking out a few days of the week and stick to them. And then, when you skin tolerates it well, work your way up until you are using it every day.  The key is consistency over intensity.

Complete the foundation regime together with our wash and moisturiser

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The Hernuvin range is all about trying to help people address a true need, a need that is not necessarily only cosmetic or aesthetic.” – Dr Hugo Nel

Medically designed and scientifically formulated by a specialist plastic surgeon (whose anaesthetist is a breast cancer survivor), Hernuvin is specifically formulated to address the side effects of Chemotherapy and traumatised skin.

Whether your skin is normal, showing the signs of ageing or recovering from the effects of chemotherapy and estrogen depletion, the Hernuvin Skin Care Range offers a simple skin care regime that facilitates the restoration of ailing skin, as well as providing effective prevention and protective assistance for all skin types.

Find out more about our skin care range

Article References

Meno-Glow, Dr Hugo Nel, plastic and reconstruction surgeon

Hernuvin’s cosmetologist, Liri Victor

Fairlady 101, September/October 2021, The A Team, written by Liesl Robertson

Healthline, 13 Facts to Know Before Adding Retinoids to Your Skin Care Routine, Medically reviewed by Carissa Stephens, R.N., CCRN, CPN — Written by Dana Murray