The Magic of Retinol

In this day and age, we modern skincare and beauty enthusiasts are not easily impressed. Other retinol creams and serums will lure us in with promises of rejuvenated skin, smaller pores, and improved texture, but let’s be honest, they rarely deliver. Then there you are, left with the frustration of barely noticeable results and having to search high and low for an effective product, again. Search no more my friends! You won’t have to go to Paris and spend $400 to have the skin texture and clarity you have been craving. The Simple Elegance Elite line has created not one, but two retinol products that have transformed my skin in ways that have even surprised this old esthetician.

The Elite Smoothing Retinol Serum (2.5%) and the Elite Retinol Moisturizer (1%) are the power duo that you have been searching for since you turned 30. Simple Elegance formulas are powerful, yet gentle. They can be used together or separately and are most effective when applied before bedtime. But what does retinol do exactly? Retinol is an anti-aging exfoliant, boosts collagen production in the skin, and combats free radicals. Apply the Elite Smoothing Retinol Serum (2.5%) twice weekly to start, and adjust your frequency based on your skin’s tolerance. The Elite Retinol Moisturizer (1%) is gentle enough to be used nightly for most skin types. If you have dry or sensitive skin, start with the Elite Retinol Moisturizer (1%) twice a week and adjust accordingly.

Always be sure to wear your SPF since retinol will make your skin more sensitive to UV light. Within days you will start to notice a difference in your skin’s texture and an improved brightness to your complexion from the gentle exfoliation. Around week two my fine lines have started to fade and there is a noticeable freshness to my skin thanks to my shrinking pores and boosted collagen production. By week four my friends are asking me what I am doing differently (should I tell them?), and I do not feel the need to wear foundation every day, unless I want to. My skin is more even, clear, and smooth and I didn’t have to break the bank. Old acne scars are minimized, and I can’t stop looking in the mirror and saying, “hello gorgeous”! Give yourself the gift of Simple Elegance’s Elite Retinol Moisturizer (1%) and the Elite Smoothing Retinol Serum (2.5%) and let the products do their magic happen while you sleep. You won’t regret it in the morning!