Welcome Back Youth: How Retinol Can Help Your Skin Bounce Back!
Retinol can help your skin bounce back!
“Skin care and beauty are more than something to pamper your skin. They can pamper your mind. You should take time for yourself, and even a simple treatment can do wonders for your spirit as well as your looks.” -- Robin McGraw, “What’s Age Got To Do With It?”
Makeup is fun, but what’s beneath—your living, breathing skin—is truly a natural wonder. Sometimes it just needs a little nudge in the right direction to keep it bouncy.
So celebrate the skin you’re in, with the power of Robin McGraw’s Welcome Back Youth, a time-release retinol night-treatment that kick-starts cell turnover and collagen production while you sleep.
How do retinoids work?
Retinoids are potent derivatives of vitamin A. Retinol is the OTC form of retinoids.
Technically, Rx Retin-A is the acid form of vitamin A, and OTC retinol is the alcohol form of the molecule—it’s less potent than prescription.
All forms of these powerful chemicals re-program skin cells to turn over faster and produce the collagen and elastin that make skin smooth, firm and snappy.
They’re chemical messengers that signal the epidermis to generate new cells, faster.
Over time, the glowy result is that the pigmentation of dark spots becomes less concentrated, and fine lines and wrinkles gradually appear softer.
Your skin cells are being re-programmed for resilience, and this process requires 4 – 6 weeks of consistent use to see the optimum results.
Welcome Back Youth delivers 0.3% retinol into the skin 26 times faster than conventional products because it’s formulated with multi-patented Dynamic Infusion Technology™.
Our proprietary system uses different molecular weights of our active ingredients, so this allows them to work in the skin at differing rates and depths.
This creates continuous benefits over a sustained period.
And a high concentration of vitamin C in the formula actually provides the retinol with antioxidant protection, to keep the retinol potent as it enters the skin cells.
You may see results after just a few treatments—and the best is yet to come, since the benefits are cumulative.
Should I be scared of using retinol?
That said, retinoids do require a little getting used to; the process is called retinization.
But normal retinization shouldn’t be anything more than a slight tingle upon contact and initial shedding of superficial flaky cells.
And this adjustment period should only last a few weeks at most.
A very small percentage of people cannot tolerate retinoids in any form, period.
To find out if you’re one of them, just do a patch test by dabbing the product behind your ear, or on the inside of your elbow. Wait 24 hours.
If all is well, you can safely use retinol once a week and probably more often to revive your skin from the inside-out.
Retinol and Sunscreen: BFFs
It’s fair to say that retinol doesn’t always play well with others, so be wary about combining and layering.
One exception is sunscreen. When you use retinol at night, it’s essential to use broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen during the day, since retinol sensitizes your skin to solar rays. 50 Fierce not only shields the skin from UV, but also moisturizes luxuriously, to comfortably offset the light peeling that may accompany using Welcome Back Youth.
Getting started with retinoids
Start with one nightly treatment following your nightly cleanse.
Don’t exfoliate immediately before or after you apply retinol to your skin.
Also, skip any serums or treatments that you may typically use as part of your skin care routine.
Follow your retinol with a nighttime moisturizer to nourish skin as it goes through its amazing retinoid metamorphosis.
To really get a glow on, increase your Welcome Back Youth treatments up to 2 - 3 times a week, on nights that you don’t exfoliate.
And, of course, protect that gorgeous fresh skin every day with broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
Here are some of the ways that Robin McGraw Revelation gives you that amazing skin you’ve always wanted—and truly have! It’s yours, so reveal it with retinol in these radiant combinations:
Night Time Rejuvenator truly defines a beauty sleep! Welcome Back Youth releases retinol serum gradually to build collagen and smooth skin from the inside-out. Starlight, Face Bright brightens skin tone with vitamin C, and clears and tightens pores with lentil seed extract.
Triple Hydration Routine brings together the transformative power of retinol with Welcome Back Youth, skin-plumping moisture by day with Hydrated Skin = Youth, and deeply nourishing night cream Hydra Qwench. Skin has never been more supple and well-nurtured!
Intense Bi-Weekly Duo is the two-step routine for flawless, refined texture. Welcome Back Youth renews cells with retinol and vitamin C while you sleep a couple of times a week. On a night that you’re not using retinol, gently buff and illuminate your skin with micro exfoliant Polish to Perfection.
Complexion Protection Duo is the power-pair for day and night. Potent retinol with vitamin C in the form of Welcome Back Youth supercharges skin cells for fast turnover, while 50 Fierce broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen protects freshly revealed skin from the sun’s rays.