Sun damage: Retinol and retinoids

Retinol and other retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and are some of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients around. The main indicator of sun damage on the skin is pigmentation, as well as the premature formation of lines and wrinkles. Retinol not only helps the skin to renew by removing the outermost layer, but it also works at a deeper layer by inhibiting the enzymes involved in pigment synthesis. This makes it ideal for correcting the signs of sun damage.