Retinol is the gold-standard ingredient for wrinkles, stretch marks, skin blemishes and scars.
But it is equally notorious for its skin irritation potential and chemical instability.
These negative side effects have resulted in brands seeking ‘kinder’ and easier-to-work-with alternatives to the famous vitamin A derivative.
Others have innovated ways of delivering retinol to the skin which circumvent its well-known pain points.
For skin care players taking the second approach, the supply side of the industry is here to help with two exciting new launches in this area.