Turn Back the Clock with Retinol – There are some of us who embrace ageing and others who are continually fighting it. Much is to do with our mindset but of course, the appearance of our skin also plays a big part. When you are aware of the changes over the years, slowing the ageing process down is a big bonus.
It is therefore understandable why the anti-ageing product market is huge. I have always been a firm believer in ‘prevention is better than cure’ therefore used great skincare products from an early age, hoping to give my skin a more youthful appearance and positive results in later life.
Retinol is one of the best-known skincare ingredients on the market. It is a type of retinoid, which is made from vitamin A and simple to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. Always searching for great skincare products, Women talking has been introduced to the Farm Girl Retinol Niacinamide Serum
Retinol is primarily used to treat the following skin conditions:
Age (sun) spots, freckles, and other signs of sun damage, sometimes called photoaging
Uneven skin texture
Melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation
Large pores caused by acne, oily skin, or collagen loss
The small molecules that make up retinol go deep beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to your dermis (middle layer of skin). Once in place, the retinol helps neutralise free radicals to boost the production of elastin and collagen. This creates a “plumping” effect that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. At the same time, retinol has an exfoliating effect on the skin’s surface that can further improve texture and tone.
Retinol can also help treat severe acne, as well as related scarring as it stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour, helps to fade age spots, and soften rough patches of skin.
Finally, retinol can help to balance your skin hydration levels. Mild exfoliating effects help to remove dead skin cells that may lead to moisture loss. This may even benefit oily skin by controlling excess production of sebum in your pores.
We are all unique and the appearance of our skin will age at different times, depending on many circumstances. However, it has been said that the best age to use retinol is around 25 years, as this is when the elastin production in the skin starts to slow down. The tell-tell signs are when you start to see dynamic wrinkles—the lines you get when your muscles contract—such as frown lines, crow’s feet, or laughter lines.
Facialist, Massage and Skincare brand Farm Girl offer unique facials, massage, and acclaimed skincare under one roof set within the beautiful Essex Countryside. Here Sarah-Jane works from her late Grandfather’s old Apple Farm.
The business has grown quickly with celebrity clients spreading the word of result-driven low invasive facials. Her products are now being sold in Dubai and have been featured in the press such as OK! Closer, Health & Wellbeing, The Sunday Express, and The Mirror.
Farm Girl has very cleverly bottled up two of the biggest names in skincare, Retinol the clinically proven wrinkle-eraser, and skin smoothing Niacinamide in a vegan, fragrance, and preservative-free formula called Retinol Niacinamide Serum. RRP £48. In her experience, most clients wish to tackle ageing, uneven skin, large pores, and hyperpigmentation, which is exactly what this formula promotes.
As we age, the rate at which our skin renews itself slows down so retinol can be a great way of kick-starting cells back into action, promoting skin renewal and enhance collagen production to keep skin looking youthful, working at a cellular level to promote regeneration and repair processes so that newer cells reach the surface of the skin quicker.
Niacinamide works to support the skin barrier, increases its resiliency, and improves texture by making pores appear smaller. Suitable for all skin types, these two ingredients together are the dream team!
For best results use the serum for your nighttime routine. Start by using it a few times a week and then you may wish to slowly increase to every evening. The slow-releasing formula will minimise the irritation while providing active delivery which will leave your complexion smoother and brighter, however, this serum may increase sun sensitivity so always use an SPF during the day.
If you are unable to visit the location Sarah-Jane retails several products online.