The Hidden Gem of the 70s

The 70s is famous for its music and fashion, for ABBA, Queen, Bowie and AC/DC; for skate dances and wild discos and hippies. The booming disco music and rock on the other side revolutionized music industry and fashion was also upturned by the frayed jeans and afro hairdo on its other side of spectrum. But there is one thing that was born in the 70s and took decades to be rediscovered and favored by the public and that’s retinoid. ( Nourishmax Retinol Cream Reviews )

Retinoids are a group of chemical compounds that are derivatives of Vitamin A and retinol is one of the members of this chemical family. These chemicals were first used in the 1970s to treat acne but as time went on, more miraculous effects showed themselves. In this article, we are going to explain what retinoids are, how they work and why choosing a retinol cream can revolutionize your whole skin care routine. For more articles on health and beauty of the skin, click here.


Concerning retinoids, there are some stronger ones like Tretinoin that are very effective in executing an anti-aging and anti-acne effect, but they are only available through prescription. However there are medium to low strength retinoids like the most well-known Retinol that is found in over-the-counter products. These products may not have the efficiency or strength of the prescribed ones but they are relatively safer and more accessible for general customers.

First, let’s talk about how Retinol Cream can help us regain the lost radiance and youth. Unlike the common knowledge, retinols don’t work by exfoliation, but they rather kill off the living cells. No need to be scared or alarmed! You see, by killing off the surface cells, new skin cells are produced and replace the dead ones. So no, it’s not exfoliation! Retinol creams stimulate the production of collagen which means they can involve our genes and provoke a reaction deep beneath the skin. This results in the firmness of skin and as new layers of skin grow instead of the ones that had been, as a matter of fact, peeled off, traces of acne and wrinkles slowly fade away and the texture and pigmentation of the skin is enhanced visibly.

So to sum it up, by using a retinol cream you get benefits like:

  • Acne treatment
    New blood vessels formation in the skin due to stimulation
    Improvement of skin’s texture and pigmentation
    Reduction of wrinkles
    Collagen production


We can safely say that in a way Retinol creams revitalize and rejuvenate your skin like no other skin product. But you should keep something very important in mind. Because this is no mere exfoliation and your skin is literally being peeled off, in the first stages of using such products, you might find irritation and redness; but they will soon go away as your skin adjusts itself to the reactions caused by retinol. It is recommended to use retinol creams every other day at the beginning and then proceed to use it daily when the skin has adjusted. Using moisturizer after every application is a must and skipping it might lead to dryness. And also remember that your skin is prone to sun damage and dermatologists advise people to use retinol creams at night and wear sunscreen during the day to minimize the unwanted damage that is caused by the sun and exposure to heat. And also contrary to common belief, using these creams around your eyes would really help your overall complexion because no matter what you do, the crow’s feet and wrinkles around your eyes will give you away, unless you take care of them beforehand.

Although the formulas of different retinol creams differ and thus carrying out other additional effects on the skin as well as the general effects of the retinol, skin improvements happen in a 3-6 month period of using retinol creams regularly. And, for the best results, we should commit ourselves to retinol creams for about 6 to 12 months because consistency is of the utmost importance if we wish to improve the beauty and health of our skin.

Bottom line, if you were to choose only one product to use for the rest of your life, or to be less dramatic, to take on your vacation, be sure to pick your retinol cream. It’s truly a life-saver.

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Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.