As you probably know by now, I only entertain the use of products on my clients with superior, quality ingredients, that are researched and proven for their effectiveness. With skincare, it’s vital to understand that all skins differ, so what suits one, may not suit another. Some skins are sensitive, others extremely dry or oily. Then there’s acne / congestion prone skin, skin that’s showing severe signs of ageing, or people with a combination of everything.
Today i want to focus on skin that’s aged, showing visible signs of lines, sagging and sun damage. For people with these skin concerns the use of Vitamin A and Vitamin C is a must. The Perfect A cream is superior as it combines both.
I want to highlight that Vitamin A comes in various forms and strengths. For instance the cream in your high street, advertising that it containing vitamin A, will be a lot less potent than one bought through a medical skin specialist. Then to take it a step further, one that your medical skin specialist stocks, will be slightly less potent than a Vitamin A they obtain on prescription for you.
Here’s a list of the different Vitamin A derivatives, starting with the most to least potent.
- Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid – Obtained on prescription only
- Retinol – One step down. Often the most potent percentages stocked through a medical skin specialist. Still great but if the preperation is poor quality, then it can become unstable and less effective.
- Retinyl Palimate. The next stage down, so will take much longer to see results. Often used in creams bought over the counter.
There are tons of studies demonstrating the benefits of Vitamin A use on the skin for anti ageing and if you’re going to start with one ingredient that truly makes a difference, then Vitamin A should be it! A good potent Vitamin A works by rapidly increasing the rate of skin cell turnover, growth and renewal.
The Perfect A is superior because it contains the most potent Vitamin A (Tretinoin) and combines vitamin C 10%. For clients this is perfect, as in the past they have often needed to purchase the two products separately, often costing more.
Incase you didn’t know why Vitamin C is beneficial for the skin it:
- Acts as an antioxidant, mopping up free radicals. Examples include damaging UVA/UVB light that has managed to sneak through your sunscreen.
- Helps to promote and support collagen and elastin production and along with Vitamin A, helps to brighten skin.
As with vitamin A, there are lots of different forms of Vitamin C. The C contained in the perfect A cream is Ascorbic acid – the most potent and stable form. So with superior and quality ingredients in mind, what results can you expect?
- Renewal to reveal a healthier skin tone and texture
- Reduction in wrinkles, acne and sun damage
- Restoration of elasticity and the production of collagen and elastin
- Softer, smoother skin, with a more radiant glow.
Due to it’s high potency, initially usage of The Perfect A is recommended 2 to 4 times per week. When first starting Vitamin A, you may experience peeling, dryness, sensitivity and sometimes pinkness to the skin. It’s important to not discontinue at this point, as it means it’s doing its job effectively. If you carry on, you will begin to build up tolerance till the side effects eventually disappear. It may take a couple of weeks for this. Everyone has different skin thickness and sensitivity, so some may only get mild to no side effects at all.
A good hydrating sunscreen for the day is also highly recommended, to protect the renewed skin. The Perfect A is also ideal as a follow on, for anyone who has undertaken the perfect peel procedure.
The Perfect A retails at £80 and can be only obtained via myself on prescription.