AFTER 4 WEEKS USING HYGEIA
In a trial of 20 people using Hygeia over 4 weeks
Reported smoother skin texture
Said that overall skin tone was improved and complexion was left clarified
Felt that the appearance of fine lines were significantly reduced
A dual-action Hygeia is packed full of active ingredients.
Hygeia combines your hand sanitiser and anti-ageing serum into one dispenser with two separate pumps, giving you the best of two worlds.
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- The benefits of retinol include reducing wrinkles and dark
spots and helping to brighten dull skin.
- Retinol helps reduce the appearance of dull skin by increasing
cell turnover and decreasing the production of oil.
- It also boosts blood flow to the skin, which increases the
production of collagen and helps get rid of fine lines and
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Here’s what you need to know about how retinol works and the benefits it can have for your skin.
Retinol works by triggering the skin cells of the outermost layer of the skin to turnover faster so that new skin cells can generate. This
results in smoother and more even-looking skin.
It increases the production of natural chemicals like hyaluronic acid in the skin. These chemicals help to keep the skin moist and plump.
Retinol also boosts collagen production and prevents the breakdown of collagen that already exists.
Retinol does not become biologically active until it is transformed into retinoic acid once it’s inside the skin according to
According to research published in a number of respected therapy and dermatological publications, clinical data from thousands of people shows that retinol is highly effective in treating both inflammatory and non-inflammatory skin conditions. It was proven to reduce the visibility of pimples on the skin and stop the development of new pimples and acne blemishes.
One-way retinol can improve the appearance of skin is by encouraging cell turnover. With retinol, those cells are shed and replaced more quickly.
Retinol works as an anti-aging treatment in three major ways. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps with sun damage, and gets rid of dark spots.
Collagen is a protein made by our body that keeps our skin looking smooth. Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by a decrease in collagen production. Retinol works to reduce the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles by boosting blood flow to the skin, which increases the production of collagen. This helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, by thickening the inner layer of the skin.
It helps with sun damage and dark spots by encouraging skin cell turnover, allowing you to shed discoloured skin cells. But retinol also makes you more susceptible to sun damage. This is why Retinol products like Hygeia has a lower concentration of Retinol as users will apply the serum multiple times a day, we do suggest using Hygeia alongside a broad-spectrum sunscreen each morning, even when you are indoors. Sunscreen is always advisable.
A 2000 study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, studied the effect of applying retinol on aged skin in 53 participants who were aged 80 or above. Researchers observed that retinol application for 7 days, led to a reduction in the breakdown of collagen and an increase in collagen production. They concluded that this showed that retinol should be effective as an anti-aging treatment.
If you are using retinol for its anti-aging properties, continuous use is encouraged. With anti-aging, retinol use should be a continual process, because you are constantly trying to turn back the hands of time. It can help with sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles, but it is something you want to continue using for years, to stay on top of an anti-aging regime, according to dermatologist. It might take three to six months of regular use to see an improvement in wrinkles.
Retinol also helps to brighten dull skin. Dull skin can be caused by several things including pregnancy, stress, sun damage, poor lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking alcohol in excess, or environmental pollution.
Retinol works by calming down the skin cells that produce melanin, a dark pigment. These cells are responsible for skin conditions like melasma, which causes discoloration of the skin. Retinol causes the skin cells to turn over, so the skin becomes healthier and looks brighter.
Studies have shown the effect of a product which contained 0.5% retinol on 25 people with mild to moderate hyperpigmentation. By week 4 participants showed an improvement in their hyperpigmentation. Researchers determined that the product worked well for skin brightening, especially when used with a complimentary skincare routine that includes sunscreen.
While mild flaking and redness occurred early in the study, by week 10, participants reported no stinging, itching, dryness, or tingling.