Glossary — Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A — (See Retinoic Acid, Retinol, Retinoids and Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin A is essential for normal skin cell development and differentiation:         Inhibits collagen breakdown         Increases collagen synthesis         Increases elasticity         Improves water barrier function         Anti-inflammatory         Regulates sebum production, excellent for treating acne as well as aging         It is the only ingredient we know of that actually reverses the signs of photo-aging The encouraging news for people with photo-aged skin is how retinoids work...

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