You’ve heard of retinol, but have you heard of retinal? In the skin, retinol undergoes two sequential oxidative conversions to the biologically active form of Vitamin A, retinoic acid. Retinol is first oxidized to an aldehyde, aka retinaldehyde, which is then further oxidized to a carboxylic acid, retinoic acid. This natural conversion path makes retinaldehyde the closest active form of retinoid that is available without prescription.
- Combats the look of fine lines
- Visually smooths uneven tone & texture
- Helps brighten & firm the look of skin