Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, and in its purest form it looks like a dark, yellow salt. This is why strong vitamin A beauty products are yellowish in color, so it is actually easy for you to test your vitamin A products at home.
Since vitamin A is fat soluble, so is retinoid. This is why retinoid works so well in the fight against blackheads/blackheads, which are one and the same thing. The retinoid will dissolve the blockage, which is why it also works against acne. Your regular cleanser with Cleansing Mask will do the rest.
A skin cell is surrounded by a cell membrane, which is made of fat, which retinoid can penetrate, and it therefore stimulates more collagen and new skin cells. It is therefore the entire structure of your skin that is improved. This is a solution of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, which in turn is an ester of vitamin A acid. It can't really be compared to retinol (vitamin A) as it doesn't look like it anymore. It works like tretinoin (or prescription strength Retin-A), but with little or no skin irritation. It is actually no longer toxic either. Both retinol and hydroxypinacolone retinoate are excellent ingredients for the skin, but there are some significant differences that I choose based on.
The old retinol must be broken down over several steps to be converted into a retinoic acid. The degradation process causes skin irritation and produces unwanted side effects at even small doses. One of the significant advantages that Hydroxypinacolon Retinoate has, compared to retinol and other vitamin A derivatives, is that it does not require a conversion to retinoic acid. When applied to the skin, it can bind directly to receptors, which has the following effects: anti-aging (improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles), reduction of pigmentation marks and spots, reduction of sebum production, minimization of pores and an improvement of the skin texture. In addition, increased hydration and an improvement in the skin's glow can also be expected.
A final major advantage of A retinoid is its ingredient stability compared to other forms of A vitamins. You get the same 5% in the first as in the last drop. Although hydroxypinacolone retinoate represents a new generation of retinoids, I definitely believe that we will see it being used more and more in the future.