Marci has been talking retinol for years and she is not letting up anytime soon! The results are just too good. Retinol is a key player when it comes to healthy, glowing skin. This magic ingredient helps to encourage new cell turnover; stimulating new cells to be created and come to the surface more quickly. It helps to smooth lines, wrinkles and improve acne and scarring; for brighter, clearer, firmer, thicker skin. All of these amazing benefits can come at a cost though. For many people nightly retinol use is accompanied with adverse side effects which often turns the user off from applying it on a regular basis or they stop using it all together. Most of the time a slow and gradual start will allow the skin to respond well, but other times the skin never adjusts and the red, flaking skin persists. Using retinol 7 nights a week is ideal for maximum benefits, but if you can only tolerate using traditional retinol once or twice a week without irritation, Phyto Retinol is your answer! Use it on your “off” nights from retinol or blend 1-2 pumps of Phyto Retinol with a pump of traditional retinol for a gentler anti-aging cocktail! Marci couldn’t use a retinol on her own skin for many years without redness, peeling and skin irritation. Not ideal at all! She knew the benefits she was missing out on and knew her clients were too. She took it upon herself to create a plant based retinol that has all the same benefits but none of the typical side effects from traditional retinols. This phyto, or plant based, retinol boasts all the traditional benefits of a retinol but without the redness, peeling or irritations. She formulated it as a super charged moisturizer so that the skin gets a super dose of age reversing action while speeding up cell turnover and protecting against environmental stressors. It stimulates new cell turnover, smoothes fine lines, and brightens and evens skin tone. Her hand picked peptides firm and tone while energizing and regulating the skin.
You might be thinking, I have sensitive skin, retinol isn’t for me...
Yes it is! Phyto Retinol is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates which are usual culprits of major irritation and allergies. Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B, in this formulation protects the cells body, and restructures it’s barrier and prevents water loss. Carob seed extract accelerates the recovery capacity of damaged skin, rapidly reduces redness, cell barrier and tissue damage!
This leads me to the next concern you may have...I have acneic skin, won’t it just irritate my skin even more? Phyto Retinol is formulated as a moisturizer therefore acts as a perfect nighttime moisturizer for oily or acneic skin types. While it’s comforting and balancing the skin, it’s working hard to turn over skin cells at a faster rate which keeps new and fresh skin coming up and the pores clearer. It is also a fantastic product to help reduce the dark spots and acne scarring left behind from breakouts. For oily acne prone skin it can even be used as your daytime moisturizer!
Another thing you may have heard or experienced with retinol is that you cannot be in the sun while using them. It is true that regular retinol use can make the skin more prone to sunburn and sensitivity with sun exposure; however, it is false in the fact that you cannot be in the sun. As always you must be very careful to protect the skin. For those people who love the outdoors and spend a lot of time in the sun, this is where Phyto Retinol really shines! Because it uses a plant Bidens Pilosa that mimics retinol instead of a Vitamin A, it can be a perfect summer time retinol for the avid outdoor lover. It can even be used AM and PM for non-sensitive skin types. Mung bean sprout stem cells protect the collagen and cell wall matrix from harmful environmental conditions and photo(light) damage. This property drastically reduces skin sensitivity and cell damage which ultimately enhances firmness and elasticity. Regardless of whether you are using a traditional retinol or Phyto Retinol, you should be using an SPF 30 or higher daily. You have to protect that beautiful skin!
As if there weren’t enough perks already, since Phyto Retinol is formulated without Vitamin A, it can be used while pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before adding it to your skincare regimen.
Phyto Retinol is for every skin type and is Marci’s top pick for almost every client. If you are noticing yourself in a skin rut or feel like your skin progress has slowed and you are not currently using a retinol, try it! This is such an easy way to start using an effective, high quality retinol. You’ll get massive skin benefits built into a quick one-step moisturizer!
As always, if you have questions on how you can incorporate this product, or any others into your skin routine don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Email, text, call, or submit a message here on our website. We would love to hear from you and help you glow even more!
PS...Keep an eye out for a new traditional retinol product coming soon! We all love options!