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Why Leading Dermatologists Choose 
Retinol Over Collagen


What is Collagen? 

Collagen is a type of protein produced in the body that plumps up the surface of the skin.  As one ages the body produces less and less Collagen. What results is ever-increasing lines and wrinkles as the skin is no longer being sufficiently pumped up. Collagen-based creams promise an ‘Overnight Result’ but really only give an overnight ‘quick fix’ as they just go onto the top layer of the skin to plump it up. Collagen does nothing for the health of the skin. It can reduce wrinkles quickly but very temporarily and often produces dry spots and gives the face a tight and artificial look.  Collagen creates a temporary appearance but does nothing therapeutic or lasting for the skin.

What is Retinol? 

Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A.  Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize unstable oxygen molecules inside the body called free radicals. It plays a very major role in the health of eyes, skin, reproduction, bone, teeth etc. It can help reduce chances of breast cancer and strengthens the mucous linings in the body which functions as the body's first line of defense.

Retinol definately has many profound positive health aspects. First of all, it is essential to the health of our skin. It is no wonder every anti-aging and skincare product worth its salt contains this vitamin in ample quantities. The skin, as you know, is the largest but also the most vulnerable organ of our body. It is virtually defenseless against many harmful internal and external elements and as such, we need to give sufficient importance to skin health practices to ensure prolonged health and youthfulness. A wrinkled and scarred skin immediately conveys a negative message to onlookers. To sum it up, Retinol is a vitally important cog in the wheel of skin care.

One more quality of Retinol is its ability to help moisturize the skin and prevent it from drying out. Dry skin can become the breeding ground of free radicals and can also result in premature aging of the skin.



Formation of skin wrinkles is a natural process that all humans go through. However, modern technology has discovered the various factors that cause aging of the skin. This has helped scientists to find solutions to keep these wrinkles and other blemishes away for extended periods of time. A major discovery in the field of skin care was the role of Retinol, the purest form of Vitamin A, in improving and preserving the youthfulness of our skin.

The health of your skin has a direct relationship to how you look and feel and to your self esteem and confidence. If you add to this the fact that looking older is not something that most people look forward to, you can understand how essential it is for you to keep your skin blemish free, shining and healthy. Retinol is definitely a vital component in your overall efforts to preserve the health of your skin.

Retinol helps the skin to resist the formation of wrinkles and other markings on the skin and also helps in removing existing skin lesions. In view of this, you need to look for products containing this vitamin. This is not just the opinion of some people, but a scientifically proven fact that is just beginning to be understood.


One key thing to look for is the amount of Retinol in your anti-wrinkle products. It is a scientifically proven fact that a sufficient quantity of Retinol must be in the product’s formulation to be fully effective. 

When applied topically to the skin, Retinol in sufficient quantity, stimulates the natural production of collagen in the cells. What results are the cells, when thus stimulated, cause an increase of blood flow to the capillaries, and in turn, cause the cells and then the skin to be pumped up so that lines and wrinkles significantly reduce and sometimes totally disappear.  Normally, our skin is affected by various forms of dark spots, age spots, acne and the likes. In addition to all the above, Retinol is essential to ensure proper functioning of many of our organs. Deficiency of this vitamin can lead to problems like night blindness, as well as many skin problems listed above. 

What do Leading Dermatologists say About Retinol?