Retinol Myth's De-Bunked



Are you using a Retinol in your skincare routine? Have you heard differing information about retinol and aren’t sure what is true?

MDAiRE™ has you covered. We want to de-bunk some myths surrounding Retinol usage and educate you on how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine.



Retinol damages the skin barrier and thins the skin.


Hundreds of studies show that retinol users will demonstrate a healthier skin barrier with use over 3 to 6 months.  The misconception about Retinol thinning the skin often comes from the fact that retinol can make the skin peel upon initial use. This peeling is actually the process of your skin cells renewing themselves and replacing dead skin cells. As this happens the epidermis becomes thicker and stronger. The MDAiRE™ RXR Retinol will strengthen the skin barrier after 4-6 weeks of use and thicken the epidermis with healthy skin cells. This will improve the texture resulting in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With continued use you will see smoother, tighter skin with less sensitivity and irritation with continued use.


Retinols are all the same.


Retinols can vary depending on the formulation, stability and delivery mechanisms.  MDAiRE™ RXR Retinol is a microencapsulated innovative formulation with advanced MDAiRE™ technology.  The superior efficacy of our RXR Retinol results from the advanced delivery systems, nucleotropic bioavailability, and the downstream anti-aging effects including collagen stimulation , elastin synthesis, increased cellular renewal and increased barrier function and hydration.  


Retinol requires daily use.


You do not have to use a retinol every day to get the best results.  What may be an optimal frequency of use for you may be different than someone else.  The more frequent the use does not mean the better.  The correct dose of retinol is one in which your skin tolerates well with minimal irritation after 2-3 weeks of use.  MDAiRE™ RXR Retinol allows for daily use with minimal irritation when compared to other Retinols.  We have formulated this product to stay inside the nucleus of the cell and combined it with other active ingredients that work synergistically to calm the skin.


People with sensitive skin can’t use retinol, right?


Anyone can use a retinol, you just have to start slow, build a tolerance and listen to your skin.  Sensitive skin is often secondary to a compromised (or weakened) skin barrier.  With continued use of a retinol, the barrier will strengthen and the skin will no longer be sensitive.  Just like working out, if you are not using a Retinol and want to start one, the key is to start slow and increase use as tolerated until you find the right frequency for you. Our MDAiRE™ RXR Retinol is a great Retinol for those with sensitive skin because of it’s formulation.  Patients with sensitive skin should be able to tolerate the RXR Retinol when starting with once a week use and titrating up as tolerated without much irritation or downtime as compared to other vitamin A derivatives.


If you are looking for a highly effective, dermatologist formulated retinol to use in your skin care regimen give MDAiRE™’s RXR Retinol a try.  Remember, if you don’t love it or feel that it works for your skin you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.



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