The cornerstone of OPULUS Beauty Labs’ is to take the best and make it better. That’s why the first product we launched is based on retinol, the strongest of the OTC retinoids.
Retinol has been the go-to standard of skin treatment for dermatologists for decades—the closest thing to a proverbial ‘gold standard’ for skin rejuvenation.
Retinol helps stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, the protein that gives skin that plump, fresh, bright appearance, and prevents wrinkles, patchy skin and irregular pigmentation. Our body naturally produces it in large quantities in our youth, but by our 20’s and 30’s it starts to decline, causing many of the signs we associate with the appearance of aging.
But before we do a deep dive into how this incredible new rejuvenator-in-an-Opoule™ Treatment works, let’s take deeper look into retinol and retinoids.
Skincare ingredients—like fashion, design or music—follow a similar trajectory. First comes discovery, then comes trend and then for an exceptional few, comes the forever status as a solid gold classic. So it is with the topical Vitamin A derivatives called retinoids, which are dermatologists’ favorite rejuvenators.
Though Vitamin A was first isolated and identified in 1909, topical retinoid applications to control or reverse photo aging signs only started being studied at the tail end of the1980s. Since then, there’s been a whole panoply of multi-syllabic retinoid varieties introduced that range from the mild retinyl palmitate andretinaldehyde to prescription strength tretinoin (aka retinoic acid) and tazarotene.