Retinol 8 in Verso
Retinol 8 is a proprietary vitamin A complex that can safely be used during daytime. Each Verso Skincare product has a unique concentration of Retinol 8 combined with specific ingredients to target different needs.
Retinol 8 complex contains a new retinoid derivative, polyphenol extract and vitamins. This vitamin A derivative has great chemical stability, reduced skin irritant properties, and higher skin regeneration activity than the previous retinol or retinoic acid derivatives and in combination with the polyphenol extract and vitamins it will enhance the effect and reduce any irritant properties even further.
There are two types of cutaneous aging which result in physiological changes in our skin. One occurs with the passage of time and is known as intrinsic aging. The second type is largely the result of chronic sunlight exposure and is known as extrinsic aging or photoaging. Ultraviolet light (UV) is regarded as responsible for the cutaneous photoaging. The clinical manifestations of photoaging are i.e. fine and coarse wrinkles, irregular hyperpigmentation, dark spots, sallowness, enlarged pores, telangiectasias (“spider veins”) and skin laxity.
Retinoic acid (RA), whose effects are clinically well documented, is the gold standard of active substances decreasing and reversing signs of photo-aging. However, treatment with RA is also associated with discomfort at application sites. Side effects such as erythema, scaling, dryness, itching and burning may appear in most users. Side effects of RA have driven the development of alternatives within the retinoid family with fewer side effects.
Retinol 8 has been studied in a comprehensive clinical trial. My experience from this study is that Retinol 8 does not show any side effects and seems to be effective when treating lines, age spots, and dull skin tone. Effects may appear rather soon but will usually become apparent gradually.
Margareta Frohm Nilsson MD, PhD,Chief physician Karolinska University Hospital and Institute, Sweden Department of Medicine unit of Dermatology and Venereology