Bare Skin Care - Is it possible for a retinol eye cream to make my under-eye wrinkles worse?

by Charles Bollmann May 28, 2019

  Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Owner/CEO Bare Skin Care


First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.

And this leads to the second point. Skin care ingredients vary in their effectiveness. When you buy cheap you usually get cheap. So the strength of the retinol, as well as other ingredients present, will determine the final effect. The better the ingredients, the more expensive they are, and subsequently this shows up in pricing.

And the last point:  moisturizers on a daily basis are not good for the skin. And while Vaseline is good for healing, you are not trying to "heal" the skin to get rid of wrinkles, but to increase and strengthen collagen and elastin. Moisturizers used in conjunction with retinol will actually slow down the effectiveness.

For a good retinol product, see Bare Skin Care Rejuvenation Serum. For a better retinoid, use Bare Skin Care Vitamin "A" Serum, a retinaldehyde better than retinol - more effective and less irritating!
Charles Bollmann
Charles Bollmann


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Dr Bollmann's Blog

NEW PRODUCT!!!

by Charles Bollmann May 17, 2020

Read More
A Doctor's Thoughts On Coronavirus - Bare Skin Care

by Charles Bollmann April 24, 2020

But I am confident that when statistics of this pandemic have been reviewed, we will find out the INCREASED STRESS from shutting the country down and social isolation will have caused more deaths from suicides, alcohol/drug abuse, domestic abuse, and financial disasters than the Coronavirus.
Read More
Corona Virus Strain? A Little Levity

by Charles Bollmann April 20, 2020

Read More

ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO GET 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER