SKINCARE WITHOUT RETINOL
Is it possible to get perfect skin using skincare without retinol? Yes, absolutely.
Meder formulations do not use retinol in any of our products due to a long list of side effects and possible risk for some people. Personally, I think there is too much retinol out there already. Unfortunately, people tend to overuse it, and it is not the safest ingredient.
Side effects and complications of retinol include:
skin peeling and flaking;
increased sensitivity and irritation;
higher risk of UV damage and pigmentation.
RETINOL IS NOT SAFE DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING.
If you are expecting or planning a family, it is absolutely essential to switch to skincare without retinol.
It may not be the most popular point of view, but I do not believe in damaging one’s skin to make it look good.
WHAT SKINCARE WITHOUT RETINOL SHOULD I USE?
Yes, these days there is a variety of solutions you can try instead.
What skin concerns is retinol most commonly used for?
ACNE, OILY AND PROBLEM SKIN
Meder has been using avocutine (butyl avocadate) similar to retinol to treat oily and problem skin since 2013. Avocutine is organic and extracted from virgin avocado oil.
HOW AVOCUTINE WORKS
Avocutine inhibits a particular enzyme (5-alpha reductase), which transforms testosterone into DHT, a potent androgen playing a key part in the development of acne, seborrhoea and even alopecia. Avocutine slows down the transformation of testosterone and decreases sebum production by 30% in the first 2 weeks of application reducing greasy shine in the facial t-zone by 78% after 3 weeks.
Avocutine has a similar effect to retinol, but without any side effects. We use 3% avocutine in Equa-Derm Cream for oily and problem skin in combination with prebiotic Bioecolia and innovative antimicrobial Agarikon mushroom extract.
Equa-Derm is a great safe solution for people with oily, porous skin prone to acne, even antibiotic-resistant acne.