Essential for many metabolic processes, the vitamin retinol boosts cell regeneration and inhibits collagen degradation by stopping the enzyme responsible for it. In simpler terms, it reverses our natural aging process. This makes our Retinol Serum the perfect care for wrinkles, pigmentation spots, and sagging skin.
Do you suffer from blemished skin or even acne? Retinol can help you here, too. It noticeably regulates sebum production and counteracts clogged pores, inflammation, and pimples. Your skin appears finer. Just like vitamin C and E, retinol is also an antioxidant. It powerfully combats free radicals, protecting your skin from oxidative stress. In our serum, we use retinyl palmitate, also known as retinol ester. This is a precursor of retinol and is only converted into the active form of retinol in the body by the responsible enzymes. This is more gentle for your skin and still guarantees a comprehensive effect. Converted, our Retinol Serum has a concentration of 0.27% retinol.
Accustom your skin slowly to your new care and do not overstrain it right away. In the beginning, you should only use the retinol serum once or twice a week, before you slowly increase the regularity. If you feel the first signs of skin irritation, pause for a few days before reapplying the serum. Your skin may already feel great early on, but depending on your skin type, it may take 4 to 12 weeks before you see results. So have a little patience with our Retinol Serum. We promise it will be worth it.
When using the serum, apply a thin layer to your face after cleansing and let it absorb well. Use the pipette to apply a few drops to the forehead, cheeks, and chin. Gently pat in the serum with your fingers.
Due to the accelerated renewal of the cells, the upper skin layer is younger and your skin is much more sensitive to light. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily. Also, it is best to apply retinol products in the evening, so that your skin can regenerate overnight in peace.
You should be careful if you have pre-existing skin conditions, such as couperose. In this case, it is best to consult your dermatologist before. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is best to avoid retinol cosmetics completely.
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FAQs - frequent questions
Our Retinol Moisturizer has a retinol content of 0.13% and our Retinol Intensive Serum has a retinol content of 0.27%. These percentages seem low at first, but there is a reason for this. On average, 1-1.5 mg of retinol (vitamin A) is already absorbed through food every day, but this does not necessarily benefit skincare. Only an external supply achieves the desired effect. However, a maximum of 2-3 mg should be obtained via external intake (including the amount absorbed through the diet). Otherwise, side effects may occur due to overdose (headaches, nausea, flaky skin, and in the worst cases even liver disease).
But the concentration of retinol in cosmetic products is not regulated by the EU, nor by the German Cosmetics Ordinance. According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, however, the additional intake of retinol through serums and creams should be strictly limited. In products for the whole body, such as body lotions, the active ingredient should even be avoided altogether. Up to a concentration of 0.3%, however, a product is completely safe and can be used up to 2 times a day for the face. Our Retinol Serum contains 0.27% so that it can be combined with the Retinol Cream in a joint care routine if required.
It is very important to us that our products work very well, but at the same time are very skin-friendly and irritations are avoided as much as possible. That is why we use gentle Retinyl Palmitate in our retinol products. Its effectiveness has been proven by studies and, unlike other forms of retinol that are commonly used, it causes less skin irritation, redness, or itchy skin as a result. It is often said that this form of retinol is too weak, but this is not true and has also been disproven by studies. Retinyl Palmitate can effectively fight the signs of aging and stimulate collagen formation.
We recommend using it in the evening, as it takes several hours for retinol to be absorbed, so the product can work best overnight. To do this, simply apply a small amount to the desired, previously cleansed and dried skin areas.
Please do not use retinol products during pregnancy. This is only a precautionary measure, as oral ingestion of large amounts of vitamin A has been linked to possible birth defects. While it has not yet been proven that skincare products can also have this effect, we think that a certain amount of caution cannot hurt here.
At Junglück, you will find retinol once in the form of a serum and once as a moisturizing cream. Which one you ultimately choose depends on your preferences. Both products contain effective and skin-friendly Retinyl Palmitate. Our serum contains a slightly higher amount but is still mild. After the serum, you can use another nourishing cream, for example from our Hyaluron series. If you want to keep your skincare routine as short as possible, you can opt for the cream and have two care steps in one.
In most cases, the skin is not used to the external supply of new nutrients and needs about 1-2 weeks to be able to process them in a targeted manner. Therefore, the skin may react somewhat irritated to the contained retinol (vitamin A).
If the irritation (depending on the intensity) does not subside after 2 weeks, we recommend stopping the application and contacting us or a dermatologist directly.