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Do you know the difference between retinol and retinoic acid? Or what to do if your skin care treatment doesnâ€™t show any results after a month? These and other skin care facts can be learned at the recently launched RoC Academy.
Five separate online lessons will take you through the paces of becoming an anti-aging skin care expert. You even get a customized fact sheet at the end of the course.
The experience is completely interactive and easy to follow. The goal is to provide you with a deeper understanding of basic anti-aging ingredients and science.
One thing that Beauty in the Bag definitely agrees with RoC about is the importance of retinol or Retin-A in any effective anti-aging regimen.
RoC was the first company to patent an over-the-counter retinol formula in the US and launched the first skin care product with stabilized retinol in 1995. Research shows that early use of retinol can actually help to combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles before they become entrenched. For some people, minor irritation may occur when they first start a retinol product, which is normal. Just use a small amount and gradually increase the application over two weeks to develop tolerance.
Retinol may work better when not exposed to sun or sweat, so consider using retinol products as part of your nighttime regimen. RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream (SRP $22.99) is a great basic retinol product to add to your nighttime skin care ritual. It combines pure retinol with a mineral complex to visibly reduce wrinkles, with clinical results after 12 weeks of use.
If you are using a retinol product or Retin-A always wear sunscreen during the daytime and remember to reapply every two hours. A compatible option from RoC is its Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Perfecting Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 25 (SRP $28.9). This daytime moisturizer will protect your skin from sun damage while fighting the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Results from retinol will be noticeable with consistent use. They wonâ€™t appear instantly, but after a few months you should see diminished wrinkles and a clearer complexion.