Derived from vitamin A, retinol is a powerful ingredient that has been used in the treatment of acne and aging. A form of retinoid, retinol is one of the most potent over-the-counter products you can get, making it accessible to any skin concern that would benefit from its effects on the skin. Instead of simply exfoliating the surface of the skin, retinol penetrates the outer layer, boosting the elastin and collagen in the middle layer.
Since milia are made of dead skin that’s trapped beneath the skin’s surface, a retinol will help penetrate the top layer, smoothing away bumps and smoothing skin. Retinols increase your skin’s cell turnover, preventing any excess skin from getting trapped. When it comes to powerful exfoliation, the concentration of your retinol is essential to getting the best results.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum Contains a 6.5% solution of retinoids, unclogs congested skin. An ultra potent concentration of retinol, it’s balanced with soothing honey and cactus extract.