Sound the klaxons because this new serum is an anti-ageing wonder.
Anyone who has delved at all into the world of skincare will have been hit with the world retinol.
The vitamin A derivative has developed a reputation as a wonder ingredient for its ability to slow down skincare ageing and tackle wrinkles and fine lines.
Along with sunscreen (for sun protection), hyaluronic acid (for moisture and hydration) and vitamin C (for brightening), the ingredient has become a must-have among staple skincare routines all over the world.
“Retinols are probably the most evidence-based treatment to reduce the visible signs of ageing caused by UV exposure,” says Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall. “Retinols reduce wrinkles, increase collagen, treat active acne and reduce scarring and unwanted pigmentation”.
However, the issue with retinol arises with the strength of the ingredient.
With most serums containing potent concentrations of the ingredient, which works by aiding skin cell turnover, many formulas leave sensitive skin red, burning and irritated.
But skincare giant La Roche-Posay’s newest serum is here to change the narrative.
La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum: What makes it different
The brand’s Retinol B3 Serum Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate is said to correct signs of ageing, including deep wrinkles and uneven complexion – and it’s suitable for sensitive skin.
The clever formula 0.1 per cent retinol combined with slow release retinol palmitate to target ageing, while its addition of 10 per cent glycerin retains water in the skin keeping it hydrated and the 2 per cent vitamin B3 (or niacinamide for the skincare buffs) reduces irritation and restores the skin barrier.
‘The innovation behind the serum is the combination of a highly effective, dermatological molecule (retinol) with regenerating ingredients that also ensure the product is gentle on the skin to minimize the risk of side effects,’ explains the brand.
Studies have shown that 82 per cent found that their skin looked younger while 96 vouched for the fact that the product leads to softer skin and 90 per cent said that their skin was more refined.
For anyone with sensitive skin, this serum is well worth adding to your shelf.