Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A that is found over-the-counter. It can assist with diminishing acne as well as wrinkles. The concentration for retinol can be found anywhere from 0.075-1%. People with more sensitive skin should start off with a retinol at night so that their skin does not become irritated. Place the Retinol on clean skin and apply serums and moisturizers on top.
Both Retinol and Retin-A assist in skin cell turnover which softens fine lines, improves skin texture, stimulates collagen production, and prevents clogged pores from occurring. Retin-A is a stronger form of Retinol. It is usually recommended to start off 3 times a week at night so that your skin can create a tolerance. If there is no irritation from 3 times a week then you can increase to every night. Always make sure to use the Retin-A and Retinol at night coincide with a sunscreen during the day. Since both of these products are producing new skin cells you have to make sure to protect the skin from any sun damage.