- Pregnancy and Lactation
- Benefits and Advantages
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This advanced formula has a phenomenally restorative influence on the many layers of the skin.
Retinol improves and corrects the DNA communication between the cells to prevent the cells from clumping and sticking together. Retinol will also reduce the production of sebum and will assist to increase exfoliation and unclogging of pores. Retinol will reduce inflammation that contributes to the formation of acne.
Tyrosinase inhibitor - Retinol inhibits the enzymes responsible for pigmentation.
Melanosome transfer inhibitor - DermExcel Retinol serum also includes Niacinamide that will inhibit the transfer of pigment to skin cells.
Keratolytic - Retinol will also accelerate the cell turnover to such an extent that it outpaces melanin production.
Prevention: Retinol focuses on the prevention of wrinkle or aging formation on a cellular level by preventing the degradation of collagen and elastin.
Correction: Retinol and Niacinamide stimulate the production of collagen.
This formula will also reduce inflammation that plays a significant role in the degradation of collagen and elastin within the skin.
|Retinoic acid analog||3%|
|Powerful peptide complex
|Exopolysaccharide (high-molecular-weight polymers)||5%|
Full ingredient list
Aqua, Niacinamide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 & Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide & Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin & Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer & Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates copolymer, Glycerin, C14-22 Alkane, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
- Aging and sun-damaged skin
- Dry and dehydrated skin
- Acne/breakouts and congested pores
Apply in the morning and/or evening on cleansed skin before any other product.
Follow these 3 tips to get the most out of your serum.
1. Cleanse well
The active ingredients in skin serums will stick to dirt and dead skin, so for maximum absorption be sure to wash your face properly before applying.
2. Apply to damp skin
Moist skin is more permeable than dry skin, so apply serum to damp skin after cleansing for quick, deep absorption. Press serum into the skin with an open palm instead of fingertips to release active ingredients.
3. Less is more
Serums are super concentrated. Use just 1-2 pumps or a little smaller than a pea-size amount.
Women want to look their best at this important time in their lives, and therefore it's important to determine which products and ingredients are safe to use in pregnancy.
With the exception of the 2 prescription molecules hydroquinone, (which has a relatively high systemic absorption rate), and tretinoin, (for which the evidence is limited and controversial), skincare products act locally and therefore produce minimal systemic levels. Consequently, in most cases, women can deal with these cosmetically unappealing skin conditions without compromising the safety of their unborn children.
No DermExcel™ product contains hydroquinone or tretinoin. Both of these active ingredients are only available by prescription from a medical doctor.
DermExcel™ Retinol serum contains an active ingredient very similar to Tretinoin. We therefore advise customers to discontinue the use of Retinol serum until after pregnancy.
1. Why should I stop using Retinol if it doesn't contain one of the above prescription molecules that should be avoided during pregnancy?
Even though no evidence exists suggesting that the molecule in our Retinol serum should be avoided during pregnancy, this particular active ingredient is an ester of the prescription molecule retinoic acid, it's therefore our ethical and legal obligation to be overly cautious.
Discuss the use of topical Retinol usage during pregnancy with your gynecologist. He/She will be the best source of information regarding the safety risks.
3. How long before I fall pregnant should I stop using Retinol serum?
As soon as you find out you are pregnant. We only advise you to stop using Retinol serum as a precaution.
4. May I use the Retinol serum while breastfeeding?
Yes it is safe to use the DermExcel Retinol serum while breastfeeding.THE EVIDENCE
- Because Tretinoin (the prescription molecule, remember our Retinol is an ester of the prescription molecule) is poorly absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.
- Blood concentrations measured 2-48 hours following application are essentially zero. Absorption of Retin-A (Tretinoin) via topical sources is reported to be minimal, and breastmilk would likely be minimal to none.
- Vitamin A and, presumably, tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid) are natural constituents of human milk. There are no data available on the amount of all-trans retinoic acid excreted into milk after topical use. Although other retinoids are excreted (see Vitamin A), the minimal absorption that occurs after topical application of tretinoin probably precludes the detection of clinically significant amounts in breast milk from this source. Thus, use of tretinoin while breastfeeding does not appear to represent a significant risk to a nursing infant.
Please click here to learn more about why you need DermExcel Retinol serum in your regimen, and why the DermExcel Retinol serum is superior to others.
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