Retinol enhances the skin's barrier function, aids in collagen production, regulates oil production, reduces skin dryness, and increases skin oxygenation. Topical steroids like cortisone will thin the skin when used for prolonged periods. Retinol will actually thicken thin skin.
Retinoids are the prototype of all Cosmeceuticals, and improves wrinkles, acne, pigments, dryness and redness.
The study comes on the heels of mounting data showing that chocolate consumption not only improves brain function but may also proffer a host of other health benefits.