One of my dearest friends and huge skin go-to, Honor Beauty, turned me onto using Retin A seven years ago. I used it for quite a period of time until I went fully pure with my skin products. Recently I was chatting with her and she informed me that the difference between patients at their practice that used a form of retinal vs. ones that did not have dramatically different skin and aging in their forties-sixties.
Retinal is a condensed form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself, treat acne, reduce fine wrinkles, even skin discoloration, and smooth skin. In my own words, it essentially acts as a very light peel upon each use.
So I was extra ecstatic to stumble upon MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Serum, a clean company that refrains from GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrance, artificial colors, and is a also vegan/cruelty free. I've been using this every other night for a few weeks now and I'm totally blown away by how gentle and renewing it as opposed to traditional Retin A which tended to be harsh, drying, and sometimes irritating to my skin. MyChelle's rich antioxidants keep my skin very calm and clear while being equally as effective.
If someone has had an internal war about using traditional Retin A, or if anyone is looking for a massive anti-aging regime, I suggest checking out MyChelle. As a very important caution, because exposes fresh new baby skin, it is incredibly important to wear a wonderful broad sunscreen daily (and if you are fair like me, I suggest throwing hats into your daily mix).