No, it's not a spelling mistake! Just when you think you know everything you need to know about Vitamin A or Retinol, Medik8 introduce another version of this anti-ageing wonder cream!
When it comes to anti-ageing, Vitamin A is the gold-standard. That being said, not all vitamin A is created equally.
Retinoic acid is the strongest form of Vitamin A on the market. It works rapidly to significantly combat signs of ageing, but it also comes with side effects – excessive dryness, peeling, redness and irritation, to name a few. For this reason, it is only available by prescription from a doctor or dermatologist.
So, if you're looking for an over-the-counter option, Retinol is the most popular form of Vitamin A you can get without a prescription. It also provides significant anti-ageing results. However, when applied topically, it must be converted into Retinoic acid by the skin before it can take effect, a process that requires a two step conversion.