Retinal for Beginners
Retinal for Beginners
You’ve probably heard of retinol, the powerhouse ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So, what’s retinal? It’s a form of Vitamin A that acts 11 times faster than retinol!
Welcome Retinaldehyde aka retinal (don’t worry they can be used interchangeably) is a new skincare ingredient that’s ready to lead the way with faster and yet gentler results than other regular retinoids. Smaller pore size, less visible fine lines and wrinkles are just a few of the benefits that this new superstar offers.
Is retinal better than retinol?
Although retinal is a stronger formulation than retinol, it doesn't cause more skin irritation. Just faster and more potent effects!
There is no "better" type of vitamin A than the other. Your particular preferences and the active ingredients your skin is accustomed to will determine everything. The main difference between retinal and retinol is in the speed at which those results can be achieved.
What can retinal do for your skin?
Retinal is an amazing ingredient that:
- Boosts skin turnover and gets rid of fine lines/wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen production
- Fights acne, pigmentation, and blemishes
- Retinal can brighten skin and even out skin tone
Banished, from Pulp X Shruti is our superhero serum!
What should you be aware of?
Retinal is completely safe to use and suitable for all skin types (dry, oily or combination). Retinal can be used in the morning and night.
However, when you first use Vitamin A, it has the potential to cause skin dryness and irritation, so it’s important to give your skin some time to get used to it. It is crucial that you gradually introduce retinal into your skincare routine.
We suggest you start using Banished twice a week and build it up to 4-5 times a week.
One can also look for hydrating ingredients in the product - such as Hyaluronic Acid, that help combat this issue. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen during your morning routine!
Follow it up with a hydrating serum or your moisturiser as a part of your PM routine.
Where can I buy the retinal serum?
Banished - Retinal + Niacinamide Serum, revitalizing serum fortified with Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Salt and Vitamin F that increases firmness and elasticity in the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and smooths rough skin texture.
(We do not recommend Banished for those who are pregnant or lactating.)