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Our FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 Treatment has been getting rave reviews from bloggers, editors, and customers alike. It is a lightweight gel treatment that absorbs into the skin within less than a few seconds, but that works for up to eight hours. Studies have shown retinol at 0.5% can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin over time (Archives of Dermatology, 2007). For acne sufferers, retinol can help to alleviate acne (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1995), partially because it can loosen blackheads and whiteheads (Clinical Therapeutics, 1992), and partially because of increased cellular turnover.
You also want to choose retinol over retinyl palmitate; studies show retinol has higher efficacy than retinyl palmitate (Clinics in Dermatology, 2001), most likely due to the fact that retinyl palmitate is a vitamin A compound bound to a palmitic fatty acid, so it needs to be present in higher concentrations than retinol to achieve the same amount of efficacy. And, as any savvy skin care customer knows, there are few products out there with greater than 0.5% retinyl palmitate!
Our FutureDerm CE Caffeic Serum is the first brightening+tightening+softening skin care serum formulated with 16% vitamin C. It’s unprecedented, really: 16% vitamin C (8% microencapsulated L-ascorbic acid + 8% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate + orange extract) and 2% vitamin E. It glides on the skin, and also contains a touch of all-natural orange extract, for a really nice fresh scent that is non-irritating in 0.001% concentration. FutureDerm CE Caffeic Serum wears extremely well under sunscreen, BB cream, or makeup.
According to the International Journal of Therapeutics, vitamin C can stimulate collagen production, alleviate the appearance of sun spots, and brighten the skin overall. Ours is formulated with a slightly acidic pH, so it is able to penetrate the skin, but is also non-irritating to the slow-release formulation.