Retinol - the Gold Standard

Retinol - the GOLD standard

If there were one ingredient that was considered the "gold standard" in the skincare industry, it would have to be Retinol. Retinol is essentially a form of vitamin A. All forms of topical Vitamin A derivatives fall under the umbrella of Retinoids whether prescription strength or over the counter (OTC). The difference between the forms is their strength, you need a prescription for a retinoid, such as Retin-A but retinol may be used in an OTC.

When Vitamin A is in a retinol formulation,"It's added to topical skincare products to promote skin renewal, reduce acne and boost your skin's collagen production," says NYC dermatologist, Whitney Bowe, M.D."It also functions as an antioxidant to help address free-radical damage, which leads to visible signs of aging."

Retinol - the GOLD Standard

Retin-A will be the most effective and potent form in a skin cream but it will have the highest irritation factor. Retinol is less irritating but takes longer to achieve results. The reason you see results from a prescription-strength retinoid more quickly than you would an OTC retinol, Bowe says, is because "OTC retinols are in ester forms and there are more steps involved for these ester forms to be converted to active retinoic acid."

Even retinol (OTC) can cause irritation in some skin types, that is why formulators have searched out alternatives as well as complimentary ingredients that can ease the delivery of retinol into the skin allowing less irritation, slower delivery and more targeted results.

GLOWBIOTICS Innovation

GLOWBIOTICS has solved the irritation problem by creating Smart Retinoid or Glyceryl Diretinoate (GDR). Patented and exclusive only to GLOWBIOTICS, GDR is the byproduct of the reaction of retinoic acid with glycerin. The result is a retinoic acid ester. It's essentially a retinoic acid attached to a triglyceride (think, fat-coated). This stabilizes the retinoid, increases its ability to penetrate the skin, and reduces the reaction it causes. This offers users a high-performance retinoid with none of the irritation!

GLOWBIOTICS Retinol Products

EASING INTO RETINOL

GLOWBIOTICS offers 3 levels of retinol delivery, a "Step-up Method" to target mild, moderate and advanced skin conditions, in a gentle yet effective way.

GLOWBIOTICS Retinol Anti-Aging Brightening Treatment
Beginner

Retinol Anti-Aging + Brightening Treatment

  • For beginners or those with sensitive skin including Rosacea.
  • Bioactive Retinoid Complex is non-irritating and helps to firm, tighten and brighten your skin without triggering the sensitivity and dryness often associated with typical retinoids.
  • Pigment Balancing Complex will visibly soften the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage.
  • Probiotics are designed to help your skin do what it does best and encourages a healthier, more youthful glow.
GLOWBIOTICS Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment
Intermediate

Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment

  • For active skin conditions and those wanting to target specific skin change.
  • Smart Retinoid Complex (GDR) is a stable retinoic acid ester that boosts the performance of retinol. This propretary, high-performance retinol complex is lipid-soluble and allows for improved penetration of retinol while minimizing surface irritation and inflammation normally associated with retinol.
  • Smart Biometric Peptides 189 is exclusive and time-released to work when the skin needs it and "turns on" the genes which produce the enzyme responsible for the conversion of Retinol and other retinoids into Retinoic acid.
GLOWBIOTICS Ultimate Youth Restoring Serum
Advanced

Ultimate Youth Restoring Serum

  • For advanced skin conditions in need of repair.
  • Smart Retinoid Complex (GDR) is a stable retinoic acid ester that boosts the performance of retinol. This proprietary, high- performance retinol complex is lipid-soluble and allows for improved penetration of retinol while minimizing surface irritation and inflammation normally associated with retinol.
  • Smart Biometric Peptides 189 is exclusive and time-released to work when the skin needs it and "turns on" the genes which produce the enzyme responsible for the conversion of Retinol and other retinoids into Retinoic acid.
  • Smart Peptide 239 & 240 exclusive Smart Biomimetic Peptides are time-released to work when the skin needs it and "turn on" the skin's natural production of essential anti-aging proteins like collagen and elastin.
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate highly stable derivative of Vitamin C, this non-irritating and water-soluble antioxidant can boost collagen fusion at significantly lower concentrations than L-Ascorbic Acid.
  • Renovage™ offers a protective effect against stress and improves tissue quality by optimizing cell communication and cell functions. Fights against all signs of aging including dehydration, age spots, ineffective barrier function, ptosis, wrinkles. pores and redness caused by vascular congestion.
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