Retinol is a potent form of vitamin A that’s clinically proven for its anti-aging effects on skin. So far, so good. Unfortunately, it often triggers a skin reaction, called retinisation, which leads to redness, drying and peeling.
This can be a short-term side effect before the benefits kick in. However some people find they get stuck with the negative effects of retinol and never see any positive results.
If this sounds like less than good news, don’t worry. There’s an alternative that can provide the benefits of retinol without the unwanted sensitisation.
By combining a milder variant of Vitamin A, called retinaldehyde, with the plant-based antioxidant bakuchiol, you can get the best of both worlds. Bakuchiol augments the anti-aging benefits of retinoids while avoiding the side effects. Clinical trials back this up.
The results showed that, after 12 weeks treatment, significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall reduction in photo-damage was observed, without usual retinol therapy-associated undesirable effects.
This is the reason Ao uses a combination of naturally derived and clinically proven ingredients, including retinaldehyde and bakuchiol. Why risk retinisation when there’s an alternative that avoids the downside?