Anti-Aging: Vitamin A

Let’s talk essential vitamins for glowing skin: A,C,E! Simple. These are the essential nutrients we need to continue the communication between each of the 5 layers of our epidermis. Whether it is via the food we eat, supplements we take, or the skin care products we use. Getting these vitamins past the skin barrier is critical and this is the hardest part of formulation.

Why? Well, we want to keep our skin barrier intact. It’s made up of dead cells, fats, oils and cholesterol and it is this composition that protects the skin from UVB,UVA radiation, pollution, bad bacteria, and infections. The trick is to find a formulation that allows the vitamins to pass through the barrier and for the cells on the other side to get excited about the new arrivals!

Let’s talk about the first vitamin… vitamin A! Think of vitamin A as the conductor of skin activity, especially in the anti-aging department. It’s the ultimate influencer in getting old cells to act like young cells! The most popular form of getting vitamin A is, using Retinol.

But if you are like me, Retinol’s cause my skin to feel weakened and irritated, not to mention red!

Why is this? Well Retinol is the not the accepted vitamin A that the dermis (the place where new collagen is made) recognizes , it needs to be converted into a different form, not just once, but twice. Which is why the skin can get a little irritated.

Solution: Retinalhyde! The better relative of the Vitamin A family and faster acting for reversing the signs of aging.

Retinalhyde is one step ahead of Retinol and it is definitely easier for the skin to accept. No, irritation here. According to a dermatologist from Medik8:

 “it therefore acts up to 11x faster than retinol at providing anti-ageing, radiance-boosting and clarifying benefits to the skin”

And the Skin Care Edit came out with this conclusion:

“ ..retinaldehyde was proven to be just as effective as retinoic acid for treating sun damage, with fewer side effects. Other studies have shown that it improves skin thickness and elasticity, repairs UVA damage and (in conjunction with hyaluronic acid) reduces wrinkles, nasolabial folds and crow’s feet. Retinaldehyde is also particularly effective for acne, since it is antibacterial and helps regulate cell turnover.

Benefits of Retinalhyde:

  • Promotes cell turnover.
  • Brightens skin tone.
  • Aids skin tightening.
  • Thickens your dermis (inner layer of your skin)
  • Restores a youthful complexion without irritation.
  • Gentler on your skin compared to other Vitamin A.
  • Safe to use while your pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Safe to use morning and night.

Best news, Aura and I found a great company that makes a Reintalhyde serum that is stable, effective and has a 5% niacinamide benefit to double down on soothing skin and evening out skin tone. #bestproductever

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 Iconic Retinal A


This ultimate anti-aging serum is to be used in the evening for cell repair and health. As cells go under oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation, Vitamins A (retinaldehyde) & B3 (niacinamide) condition the cell membrane encouraging cellular respiration.  This allows nutrition to flow into the cell and helps cellular waste escape.  The mitochondria (cell energy source) is treated for DNA repair, in essence treating for lipofuscin and solar lentigines. SymWhite contains potent levels of tyrosinase inhibitors to work on even skin tone. Bisabolol soothes skin sensitivities so this serum will not irritate the skin.

  •    Treats skin cell health
  •    Brightens and tones the tissue
  •    Encourages fibroblast activity and lessens the appearance of wrinkles