Once retinol is applied to the skin, it goes through a two-step conversion process. Step one: Retinol is converted to retinaldehyde. Step two: Then retinoic acid; at this point, the nutrient can bind to cell receptors and utilize the active form of vitamin A.
Other reasons why we consider vitamin A to be invaluable:
It helps normalize skin cell function.
It helps protect the skin from degradation.
It is essential for wound healing.
It works to support collagen synthesis.
It helps to improve skin moisturization.
It is necessary for ceramide production.
It promotes a healthier skin appearance.
It is required for hyaluronic acid production.