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The Retinoid Breakdown

Retinoids such as retinyl esters, retinol and retinaldehyde (retinal) need to undergo biotransformation within the skin to become the active form of retinoic acid, which can have profound actions within the skin. Retinyl esters (ie; retinyl palmitate) require the most steps to be transformed into retinoic acid followed by retinol, then retinaldehyde which is the direct precursor to retinoic acid. The fewer steps to change, the better efficacy the retinoid will have. The benefit of using retinoic acid precursors is that they are gentler on the skin and have the most negligible side effects, such as dryness and skin sensitivity. (Retinoic acids such as tretinoin are prescription-only products).

No one can deny the benefits retinoids gain in skincare. They offer a wide range of anti-ageing benefits. With continued use, clients can see visibly improved skin tone and texture, reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, regulation of epidermal turnover, as well as reducing oiliness, and clearing of the complexion.

Formulation & Percentages

The subject of concentration or percentage is often brought up by therapists when looking at retinoids in skincare. Still, we always need to remember that the efficacy of these types of products is not always dependent on concentration alone but also on the form, as explained above. Other factors in efficacy are the delivery system in the formula, protection from oxidation, and incorporation of supporting ingredients. A careful selection of active ingredients and formulation expertise is where Aspect and Aspect Dr. A’s stand out.

Aspect Retinol LGS+ and Aspect Dr Hydra A Plus are highly advanced formulas with supportive ingredients such as blue-green algae extract, Willowbark, and Vitamin E that work alongside retinoids to enhance their effects. Adding the new A products to our ranges will provide new options to cater to all skin types and needs.

Let’s have a look at this exciting new product!


Aspect Retinol LGS+

This product provides a powerful combination of a stabilized triple retinoid complex in an encapsulated delivery system (Retinyl palmitate, Retinol, and Retinal) and encapsulated kojic acid to significantly improve skin tone, texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The presence of phospholipids also improves active ingredient delivery while reinforcing the skin barrier.

Incorporating Lactic, Glycolic, and salicylic acid (LGS) in this formula further boosts the skin renewal effects and enhances the antiaging actions of the retinoids.

The addition of a soothing blend of plant extracts of Willowherb, rice extract, and oat oil calms and soothes skin to minimize potential irritation. A probiotic (lysate) has been added to support the skin’s microbiome, improve the skin barrier and keep the skin’s defences in balance.

A more substantial step up from Aspect’s Retinol Brulee for users ready for a more robust approach.

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