With so many Vitamin A creams and serums available it can be confusing to determine which is the correct Vitamin A product for specific skin needs. To make it easier we have selected the best Vitamin A product based on the most common skin concerns.
Vitamin A for ageing concerns
Containing a combination of Vitamin A for cell renewal, lactic acid for hydration and micro-exfoliation to stimulate collagen and improve skin tone. Aspect Dr Exfol A Plus Serum is one of our favourites to include in your nightly routine to address signs of ageing and lack-lustre skin.
Vitamin A for redness or sensitive skin
Skin suffering from rosacea, redness or sensitivity requires a more gentle form of Vitamin A. Osmosis MD Calm contains the most gentle form of retinaldehyde with sea buckthorn and wild cherry bark to sooth and calm the skin, whilst still having the ability to stimulate collagen production and aid in wound repairing.
Vitamin A for pigmentation
Vitamin A is an effective tool to have in your pigmentation fighting toolbox. Vitamin A helps to normalise the activity of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that plays a vital role in the production of melanin. Synergie Ultimate A Serum contains a stabilised form of retinol to reduce visible sun damage, repair the epidermal barrier and reduce the appearance of skin hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin A for dry or dehydrated skin
Cosmedix Define contains a unique blend of three AHAs to resurface, hydrate and repair. This Vitamin A cream will help to smooth, resurface and exfoliate your skin's texture to reveal a luminous complexion. Ideal for dry and dehydrated skins.
Vitamin A for oily or acne prone skin
Vitamin A decreases inflammation from acne as well as working to regulate and reduce oil flow. Biopelle Retriderm Vitamin A 0.5% is an essential serum to aid in skin renewal, repair and slows the production of oil in your skin.
Best way to introduce Vitamin A creams or serums
Vitamin A is a very active ingredient and should be applied sparingly. Some skin types may even take some time to adjust to this vitamin being introduced topically to their skin.
When starting a Vitamin A product it is best to apply it every third night for the first two weeks. Increase to every second night for the following two weeks until eventually you can apply it every night.
It is rare, but not unusual, for your skin to have a retinoid response which can include mild redness, flaking and dryness. When this occurs you can know that your Vitamin A product is working, however we recommend reducing the use of the product back down to every second or third night.