Granactive retinoid (also known as hydroxypinacolone retinoate) is a synthetic retinoic acid ester. This active compound is a derivative of vitamin A, which can help prevent or reduce the signs of ageing and photo damage. Unlike retinol, which needs to be broken down inside your skin before it is rendered effective, granactive retinoid binds directly with retinoid receptors without requiring metabolic breakdown. Granactive retinoid performs like retinol but is associated with less irritation.
1. Stimulates cell turnover
Granactive retinoid encourages the shedding and renewal of skin cells, thus revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. It boosts collagen production to restore skin elasticity and suppleness while discouraging the development of fine lines.
2. Combats breakouts
By helping to unclog pores and regulate the functions of oil glands, granactive retinoid is extremely effective to combat spots and prevent future breakouts.
3. Improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation
Granactive retinoid is effective in fading pigmentation caused by lifestyle and environmental factors. It also helps with sun damage and dark spots by encouraging skin cell renewal.
Granactive retinoid is suitable for most skin types. Anyone with sensitive skin, who may experience redness, irritation and peeling when using retinol, might consider using granactive retinoid, as it is much gentler on the skin.
Granactive retinoid works well with many other active ingredients to boost the efficacy of both ingredients in encouraging skin exfoliation. Pairing it with hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides can help to counteract irritation and hydrate the skin.
You can use granactive retinoid up to once a day. For best results, apply it in the evening. To reduce the risk of irritation, begin by using it 2 to 3 times per week and gradually building up usage as tolerated. As with any retinol product, granactive retinoid increases the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays. Always apply broad-spectrum sun protection during the day.