Introducing the 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil; a highly concentrated night treatment formulated with maximum strength 1% retinol to rapidly resurface uneven skin texture by diminishing the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

Both anti-ageing and preventative, the 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil regenerates fine lines on a cellular level while supporting the optimal function of the key enzymes. The powerful anti-ageing formula works overnight in synergy with the moisturing oil to target signs of ageing around the delicate area for a bright, hydrated and rejuvenated complexion.

Retinol is an intense product  that significantly improves the appearance of skin that has lost collagen and elasticity. Below is a number of Q&A's about Retinol that Dr Alexandrides addresses:

Q: I've heard that Retinol is great for more than just anti-ageing. What else can it do for my skin?

A: If you are acne prone then Retinol is a great product for you! It's been proven to help reduce acne and reduce pore size as well as improve the skin's overall texture and tone.

Q: When is the right time to introduce Retinol into my skincare regime?

A: Now is the right time. As soon as you start using it you will start to notice a gradual improvement in your skin. As Retinol is so potent it can take a while for your skin to build up tolerance to the product and you may see signs of flaking, but persistence is key. Start with a milder formula, and then build up to 1% using the product every other day.

Q: How does Retinol work?

A: Retinol essentially exfoliates the skin. Unlike other exfoliating agents like glycolic acid, Retinol is much stronger and can cause peeling and redness in the beginning. It's common for people to be deterred by this, assuming that they are having an allergic reaction, but this affect is normal. Retinoids have cell communicating ability and have the ability to affect gene expression and enhance the production of collagen; something that other exfoliating agents aren't able to do. 

Q: Do I need to stay out the sun if I use Retinol?

A: It's completely untrue that you need to stay out the sun when you use Retinol. The misconception is that Retinol makes you more prone to sunburn, but clinical studies have definitively proven this is not the case. However, I do recommend diligent use of sun protection on a daily basis.