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Retinol is a form of Vitamin A; in fact, it is the form of Vitamin A that our body ultimately ends up converting to and using (for this particular vitamin type). It has been recognized and proven to help boost collagen production, fight the signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles), as well as help improve and smooth out skin tone and color. Retinol has also been further used to help control and prevent acne by keeping pores unclogged, allowing other targeted medications do their magic.
Due to the multi-function nature of Retinol, it has been considered a ‘cure-all’ for skin concerns and issues; while this is obviously not the case these days, this particular ingredient is still widely recognized for its anti-wrinkle, anti-acne, and other properties, all of which have been validated time and time again.