Curious about retinol? Perhaps you're interested in what it can do for your skin. Or maybe you've heard there can be potential discomforts, so you want to know more before you move forward. Read on! The information below will reassure you that this ingredient IS for you, even if you haven't seen a wrinkle yet (and most definitely if you have!).
Decades of scientific study by universities and dermatologists around the world have supported the remarkable benefits of this ingredient, demonstrating its ability to deliver younger-looking skin by:
• Preventing signs of visible aging you can't see yet.
• Reversing advanced visible signs of aging.
This potent form of vitamin A doesn't impact just one aspect of skin health. The vitamin has been clinically shown to help reverse multiple visible signs of aging like:
• Skin firmness
• Skin tone evenness
• Skin texture (smoothness)
• Skin elasticity
It achieves this by helping you regain the collagen that your skin loses every year:
• It supports natural elastin and collagen production, improving the appearance of collagen-depleted skin.
• Plus, it stimulates surface skin cell renewal, so skin appears more as it did when you were younger. (And if you're not yet seeing visible signs of aging, it can actually delay their appearance!)
How to Use Retinol
Pure retinol is a powerful ingredient to supplement your nighttime skin care routine. However, it's important to understand that when starting out with a pure retinol product, it takes time for skin to adjust to the potency. The introduction of a new, high-concentration formula can cause temporary redness, dryness and flakiness. These temporary discomforts will likely disappear once skin is retinized.
What is retinization? Retinization is the adjustment period during which skin becomes acclimated to vitamin A. During retinization, skin may experience some temporary discomforts like redness, dryness and flakiness. Once your skin is retinized, these temporary discomforts should disappear. Mary Kay has designed a unique eight-week retinization process to help minimize potential discomfort that can occur when you first start using pure retinol at 0.5% concentration. The retinization process was developed in association with dermatologists to support the amazing benefits of this product, regardless of the user's age, ethnicity or skin type. Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 Set includes Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 and Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm + Restore Facial Milk, which are applied with a gradually increasing frequency demonstrated to deliver successful results. Eight weeks to train your skin. Eight weeks to amazing!
During the retinization process, Mary Kay recommends avoiding physical and chemical exfoliation products, acne products and products with high concentrations of vitamin C since they may contribute to temporary dryness or irritation. Click here to learn more about retinol's compatibility with other ingredients and Mary Kay® products and to find out if retinol is right for you.
It probably won't surprise you that an ingredient this potent requires special handling. For one thing, you'll want to avoid the eye area. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If you wear eye cream at night, it's recommended you apply your eye cream first and ensure it's absorbed before applying Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5
And while it's true that temporary discomfort like redness, dryness and flakiness can be common, if you experience a more severe rash or irritation, you should discontinue use and consult a physician. Do not use Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 if you're lactating, pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Keep out of reach of children. And be cautious about spending time outside because the use of retinol can increase sun sensitivity. Apply retinol at night, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day. And always store retinol products away from extreme heat and/or direct sunlight.
Don't Wait Until You've Seen Your First Wrinkle.
You don't have to wait until you see wrinkles to try high-concentration retinol. It's a proven ingredient for healthy-looking skin. And if you've avoided pure retinol face creams because you were worried about the potential discomforts, it's definitely time to take a second look. Mary Kay has made it easy, delivering a retinol serum and facial milk power pair
that delivers visible results while minimizing discomfort. It's time to fall in love with your skin again!
THE POWER OF PURE RETINOL
INTRODUCING CLINICAL SOLUTIONS™ RETINOL 0.5 SET
Take your skin care to the next level with a superstar, dermatologist-recommended ingredient: clinically proven, high-concentration retinol.
CLINICAL SOLUTIONS SKIN CARE
• Dermocosmetic solutions blend beauty with improved skin health.
• Meticulously tested ingredients enhance product performance.
• Clinical strength results are similar to nonprescription creams sold by dermatologists.
01 AMPLIFY YOUR AGE-FIGHTINGL
MARY KAY CLINICAL SOLUTIONS™ RETINOL 0.5
Powered by pure, high-concentration retinol to help PREVENT and REVERSE the visible signs of aging
VISIBLY IMPROVES: Wrinkles Firmness Skin Tone
AFTER 8 WEEKS: Skin smoothness improved by over 100%*
SKIN RADIANCE INCREASED BY OVER 400%*
*Results based on an independent expert evaluator assessing 22 women during an 8-week clinical study in which women used Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 every other night for the first 2 weeks, then applied nightly weeks 3-8. Data reflects the percentage of improvement for an attribute compared to baseline measurements taken at the beginning of the study.
HOW TO APPLY
In the evening, dispense a pea-sized amount (one pump) of Retinol 0.5. Apply to clean skin, dotting product on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Gently smooth onto entire face, avoiding the eye area.
02 NOURISH+ SOOTHE
MARY KAY CLINICAL SOLUTIONS™ CALM + RESTORE FACIAL MILK
This lightweight formula features four natural botanical oils, as well as glycerin and squalane, to calm and soothe skin while delivering immediate moisture. Ideal for retinol-treated skin.
CALM + HYDRATE
In an independent clinical study, the facial milk was shown to:
CALM irritated skin.*
DELIVER instant hydration.*
*Results based on an independent clinical study in which women used Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm + Restore Facial Milk.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply to face morning and evening before your moisturizer. Apply throughout the day, as needed, to calm and soothe skin.
New to pure retinol? Mary Kay has designed an eight-week retinization protocol to help minimize potential discomfort from dryness and temporary redness that may occur when you first start using Retinol 0.5.
EIGHT WEEKS TO TRAIN YOUR SKIN.
1X PER WEEK
ON THE SAME DAY, DILUTED WITH CALM + RESTORE FACIAL MILK
1X PER WEEK
ON THE SAME DAY, FOLLOWED BY CALM + RESTORE FACIAL MILK
2X PER WEEK, FOLLOWED BY CALM + RESTORE FACIAL MILK, AS NEEDED
3X - 5X PER WEEK, FOLLOWED BY CALM + RESTORE FACIAL MILK, AS NEEDED
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