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Retinoid Serum UK

Retinoid Serum UK

In this blog we are going to go over everything you need to know about retinoid serum, and answer some questions that many of you have been asking us, so you can make better decisions on which to use and the main benefits of adding these types of serums and creams to your clinical procedures to maximise your microneedling results.

Different Types of Retinoids

The different types of retinoids include:

  • Retinol esters
  • Retinol
  • Retinaldehyde
  • Retinoic acid esters
  • Adapalene
  • Tretinoin
  • Tazarotene
  • Trifarotene
  • Isotretinoin

Retinol Esters

Retinol esters are the mildest types of retinoids, because they need to be

converted three times within our skin before they become active.



Retinol, the most popular over-the-counter retinoid, goes through two

conversions before it becomes active. That means you’re getting a more

effective form of vitamin A than retinol esters.



Retinaldehyde, also known as retinal, is directly converted into retinoic acid

by our skin. It converts to retinoic acid 11 times faster than retinol


Retinoic Acid Esters

Retinoic acid esters are a new generation of retinoids that are popping up in

more and more products. One type of retinoic acid ester is retinyl retinoate.


The other type of retinoic acid ester is hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), which you might be familiar with as “granactive retinoid”

What Retinoid Serum Does

Retinoid serum is a product that is applied to the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. It can also help to improve the texture of the skin.

Retinoid is an ingredient found in skin serums that contains vitamin A derivative and is the only ingredient that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, intense pigmentation and age spots by exfoliating the first layer of the skin.

A retinoid serum can also help to even out your skin tone and improve your skin’s texture.  

There are many different  serums on the market, so it is important to find one that is right for you. 

If you have sensitive skin, you may want to try a retinoid serum that is designed for sensitive skin. If you have dry skin, you may want to try one that is designed for dry skin and the same for oily skin types.

The retinol serum should be applied using the directed guidelines for best results possible. It is important not to use more than is needed as this will not benefit you in any way, but rather waste product.

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How Retinoid Serum Works

Retinoid serum works by increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that help to keep the skin firm and elastic. 

Retinoids bind to retinoic receptors which directly target the genes in the skin, thus slowing down the ageing process that naturally occurs in us all.

One of the most important things to look for when choosing a retinoid skin serum is the concentration of retinoid. The higher the concentration of retiniod, the more effective the serum will be.  

The serums that we offer at Ivan Med are suitable for all users and will get you the best results as all products have been extensively research by medical professionals and tested to a very high standard.

The serums that are offered by us also contain many other beneficial ingredients that all contribute and work together to leave your skin with a healthy looking soft glow. 

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Why Retinoid Serum Is Used

Combined with the correct professional microneedling treatment, it can boost the density and volume of the skin. 

Also tackling many talked about issues like we have previously mentioned such as ageing, fine lines, intense pigmentation and wrinkles to name a few. 

These types of issues come to us all so its important to use the correct products as early on as possible so you can look after your skin and maintain good skin health

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Are Retinoid Serum's Safe?

Yes, they are safe when used as directed.  It is important to use a one that is formulated for your specific skin type.

Products like this must be rigorously tested to be allowed to be sold and used in conjunction with microneedling treatments, especially when they are being offered by clinics and medical professionals. 

Which Retinoid Serum Is Best?

Juliette Armand offers incredible Products containing retinoids and creams that are commonly used by medical professionals and clinics all over the UK.

If you have a clinic you can register for a (trade account) and get great savings off the products we have on offer, so you too can start to provide these benefits to your patients.  

Retinoid 3% Serum (Re 319)

Retinoid Serum

Anaplastic, revitalizing serum with enhanced retinoid content (3%) for all skin types.

Action: Oily serum which contains the powerful active ingredient Retinoid HPR (Retinoic Acid Derivative) which offers multiple actions without irritating the epidermis.

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, neutralizes the action of free radicals and protects the skin from oxidative stress. Improves the roughness, flaws and texture of the epidermis.

Skin discolourations and age spots are reduced, delivering a uniform tone, and a bright and shiny appearance to the epidermis.

Use: See protocol instructions. It has no phototoxic effect and can be used throughout the day.

Κey Ingredients: Retinoid 3%, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Soja Oil,

Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Vitamin C- Ascorbyl
Isostearate (Multi Oil Vitace).

Sizes Available: 55ml ― 20ml

Retinoid C Serum

Retinoid Serum

Repairing, antioxidant serum for all skin types.

Action: Serum that combines two powerful active

Ingredients: Retinoid HPR (retinoic acid derivative) and stabilized form of Vitamin C, thus offering multiple actions without irritating the epidermis. Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, neutralizes the action of free radicals and protects the skin

from oxidative stress. In addition, it improves the roughness, imperfections and texture of the epidermis. Skin discolorations and age spots are reduced, delivering a uniform, luminous and shiny appearance to the epidermis.

Use: Apply a small quantity to clean skin and massage until it
is absorbed. It has no phototoxic effect and can be used
throughout the day.

Κey Ingredients: Retinoid 1%, Ascorbic Acid (3-O-Ethyl
Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E, Panthenol.
Sizes Available: 55ml ― 20ml

Retinoid Reactions

It is important when using retinoids to introduces this slowly.

On week 1 use this once a week and if no reaction occurs then on

week 2 this can be used twice a week. Building this up to your skin being able to tolerate this every day.

If a reaction occurs don’t panic, stop using retinoids and wait for the response to calm down and the skin to repair. 

Once the skin is healed you can go back to your previous tolerated number of days and increase the time before trying to increase the days of use. 

It is the case for some that they may never get past the use for more than three or four days.

What makes Juliette Armand Retinoid range unique?

Juliette Armand Retinoid products contain a new retinoid ester called HYDROXYPINACOLONE RETINOATE which is a new derivative of retinoids, a cosmetic grade ester of all trans-reinoid acid. This ingredient is 10x more stable than Retinol at 50C and is non-phototoxic for daytime meaning you can use these products all year long!

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