Retinyl palmitate is not considered to be the same ingredient as retinol, although it is converted to retinol and then to the active component of retinoic acid once it is absorbed by the skin. Retinyl Palmitate is an effective skin conditioning agent. It reduces flaking and restores suppleness, thus improving the appearance of dry and damaged skin. It is also an effective antioxidant, which improves collagen production and plumps the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines.
Level 1 and Level 2 Oils
Au Natural Skinfood’s Anti-Aging Face Oils are rich in New Zealand naturally derived ingredients that nourish, moisturise, lift and plump your skin, helping to minimise the signs of ageing. Harakeke seed oil, Moringa oil and Lakesis are only some of the ingredients that will awaken the proteins of youth in your skin, maintaining a healthy living environment for your skin cells, which is the key to a younger-looking and healthy skin. This is a dry oil that absorbs perfectly to leave the skin soft, with no oil residue. It is perfect for oily skins, as it hydrates while neutralising and slowing down the production of sebum.
Vitamin A (Retinol) Ladder
Au Natural Skinfood has produced their first Anti-Aging Face Oil with low levels of vitamin A. This is the first step in allowing the skin to become comfortable with vitamin A. The levels of vitamin A in this face oil are not invasive, safe for pregnant women to use and it's unlikely that you will notice a reaction. Slowly increasing the Vitamin A levels in your skincare routine will assist with the regeneration of unhealthy skin, strengthening your skin's own barrier function.