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Retinol is pure vitamin A. Along with a bunch of other vitamin-A derivatives starting with the letter R, retinol is an example of a retinoid — that’s the catchall term for these A-based formulas, both the (OTC) and prescription varieties. The potent Rx creams contain retinoic acid, the active form of vitamin A that immediately binds with receptors on our skin cells, causing them to behave younger and healthier. This directive can translate to countless improvements — normalized cell turnover for clear, glowing skin; balanced pigment production for fewer splotches; revved-up collagen synthesis for smoother skin and tighter pores — but it generally comes with an irksome adjustment period. OTC vitamin-A creams, like retinol and retinaldehyde, tend to be weaker because the skin has to convert them to retinoic acid before using them.
We generally loathe hyperbolic product names, but this oil may just have the creds to back it up. Here again, you’ll find hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), a next-level ester of retinoic acid — this time, suspended in cold-pressed organic oils, which are ameliorative and fragrance-free, and impart the prettiest sheen. You’ll also spy retinyl palmitate on the ingredient list. While many pros dismiss it as a do-nothing derivative that’s too far back in the conversion chain to deliver a usable amount of vitamin A, the company claims it serves to boost the HPR, making it work ever better. And according to Dobos, “Combining retinyl palmitate with a lower level of retinol — or, in this case, HPR — may actually improve tolerance for those with sensitive skin.”
Hydroquinone (HQ) bleaching creams are considered the gold standard for treating hyper pigmentation. A new formulation of HQ 4% with retinol 0.15% entrapped in microsponge reservoirs was developed to release HQ gradually to prolong exposure to treatment and to minimize skin irritation 40. Hydroquinone prevents the overproduction of melanin, while lightening the brown spots on the skin 41, 42.
A fascinating fact about this antioxidant-enriched cream: Its fan base comprises folks of all skin types — oily, prickly, dry, pimple-prone, young, not-so-young, you name it. While its star ingredient, retinyl retinoate, is less fierce than retinol, one study found it to be more effective at stimulating hyaluronan production than both retinol and retinoic acid. “Hyaluronan helps retain water in our cells and is involved in cell division and migration,” says Wilson. Ramping up your supply can not only abet vitamin A’s brightening actions, but also increase skin’s tolerance and offset any desiccating side effects.
In recent years, there has been considerable emphasis given to the development of microsponge base novel drug delivery systems, in order to modify and control the release behavior of the drugs. By incorporation into a carrier system, it is possible to alter the therapeutic index and duration of the activity of drugs. Microsponges are porous microspheres, biologically inert particles that are made of synthetic polymers and the particles serve to protect the entrapped drug compound from physical and environmental degradation. Their high degree of cross-linking results in particles that are insoluble, inert and sufficient strength to stand up to the high shear commonly used in manufacturing of creams, lotions, and powders. Their characteristic feature is the capacity to adsorb or “load” a high degree of active materials into the particle and on to its surface and it is delivered to skin via controlled diffusion.
Coenzyme Q-10 (Ubiquinone, CoQ10) was first discovered by professor Fred L. Crane and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Enzyme Institute in 1957. CoQ10 is a natural part of your body's cell protection function and energy synthesis.