QUIZ: Is retinal the right choice for your skin?
Retinal is the right choice for you!
Retinaldehyde, the active ingredient of our Retinal Level Up, is best use as an upgrade of your existing skincare routine. This way you’ll achieve maximum results while minimizing possible side-effects.
Since you already have a routine, you’re using SPF (well done!) and your skin isn’t very sensitive or very dry, retinal can be great for your skin.
Start slow (2-3 times weekly) with the STARTER version. Always use SPF the next day.
Results and effects always depend on your skin’s condition and behaviour - some see results sooner, others later. The goal is to achieve a noticeable effect without unwanted skin behaviour!
If you need any help adding retinal to your routine, get in touch, we’re happy to help!
Retinal may be right for you, but ...
Retinaldehyde, the active ingredient of our Retinal Level Up, is a strong retinoid (stronger than retinOL). Retinoids can cause skin photosensitivity, that's why using SPF the next day is crucial.
You can add Retinal to your skincare routine, but you really should consider getting a good, eays to use SPF cream as well. If you need help with that, get in touch - we don't have our own SPF cream, but we're happy to recommend other good, trustworthy brands.
* photosensitivity means your skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight (UV rays) and that can cause hyperpigmentions (pigment spots) - exactly the opposite of what we want.
You really should build a skincare routine first.
Your skin is the right "candidate" for retinal (you don't have very sensitive or dry skin), but you really should first focus on building a good skincare routine. Cleansing and proper care are essential before including strong actives such as retinaldehyde.
With a good skincare routine you'll prepare your skin for Retinal Level Up. It will help you achieve maximum results while minimizing the chances of unwanted side effects (redness, dryness).
A good routine will already make a difference in how your skin looks and feels, so the results will be even better when you upgrade it with retinal. A daily routine will also help you avoid the usual mistakes of beginners.
No, retinal is probably not a good choice right now.
Retinaldehyde, the active ingredient of our Retinal Level Up, is a strong retinoid (stronger than retinOL). Retinoids can dry out your skin or cause other reactions (redness, dryness). That's why we think retinal isn't the right choice for your sensitive or dry skin right now.
You should focus on strenghtening your skin barrier and hydration. This can make a big difference in how your skin looks and feels! Over time, your skin sensitivity can decrease as well. If you need help building such a routine, get in touch, we're happy to help.
That doesn't mean you can never use any retinoids. First, start with a good barrier-strengthening routine, and then you can think about slowly incorporating retinoids - perhaps starting with weaker ones (such as retinyl palmitate) and then movin on to retinal.