The Science Behind “Sugar Sag” We have long been told “you are what you eat”, but as research helps us define the mechanisms that make that adage true, we are gaining so much insight into how to protect ourselves from different disease processes. Remember, skin is a living organ. Just as we aim to be […]
Retin-what? Breaking down the differences between retinol, retinaldehyde, and tretinoin.
Retin-what? Breaking down the differences between retinol, retinaldehyde, and tretinoin for skin aging. Retinol (vitamin A), retinaldehyde (also called retinal), and tretinoin (also called retinoic acid) are all considered “retinoids” or vitamin A derivatives. This class of compounds is among the most well-studied in topical skin care, but their similar names and great marketing efforts […]