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Retinol is one of most effective treatments for wrinkles, skin discoloration and other signs of aging skin, but it can be highly irritating, which is why many of us canâ€™t use the dream cream.
SentÃ©â€™s newest nighttime cream takes retinols to the next level. Think of Intensive Bio Complete Cream as retinol 2.0.
â€œItâ€™s an advanced retinol,â€ explains Virginia L. Vega,Â Ph.D., SentÃ© â€™s Vice President, Research & Development and Physician Education at a media pre-launch event in New York City. The retinol is encapsulated so it melts into the skin and is less likely to cause irritation, she says.
Slated to be available in doctorâ€™s office on Feb. 11, 2019, the new cream also contains two of Sentesâ€™proprietary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) — DSA (DermatanÂ SulfateÂ Analog) and CSA (Chondroitin Sulfate Analog). These ingredients are natural water binders that aid in controlling inflammation.
Jeanine Downie, MD Director of Image Dermatology, P.C., in Montclair, NJ, has sensitive acne-prone skin, and this is a retinol product that she can actually use. Â The new cream is steeped in real science, she says. â€œIf a product doesnâ€™t have science behind it, it doesnâ€™t matter what the Internet claims,â€ she says about the many counterfeit and ineffective skincare products being hawked online. Â Dr. Downie advises some of her patients to use the new cream nightly with a moisturizer but has others use it every other night ifÂ they have sensitive skin.
Fully 95 percent of subjects in studies reported improvements at every time point for wrinkles, firmness, discoloration and overall skin appearance, she says. More than 70 percent Â said they saw such improvements in as early as two weeks.
The new cream can also help fade age spots â€“ with less downtime than lasers. â€œThis is a significant win for a cream.â€