Retinol has been a widely used active ingredient by different brands, however, the feedback of retinol for skin aging correction has been reported differently by users. Today, we are having a deep dive into this topic with Dr Azam, a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. As an expert consultant dermatologist, Dr Azam has examined the formulation of ACTIVITA A and is here to provide an unbiased opinion about the product.
Many products claim to contain Retinol, is it the same for all the products?
"Retinoids are known to be unstable and cause skin irritation; therefore, to make ACTIVITA A safe and perfect for all skin types, a next generation of Retinoic Acid known as HPR (Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate) is introduced in this product. Hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR) is unique in a sense that it processes innate retinoic acid activity, binding directly with retinoid receptors without the need for metabolic breakdown to form more biologically active forms. It is more stable than traditional retinoid and vigorously resists environmental damage, thus causing less skin irritation than retinol."
Is ACTIVITA A different from other Retinol products?
"This formulation is very unique in its combination with a strong hydrator Glucosamine and alpha bisabolol - one of the best natural antioxidants. HPR, being the main active agent of ACTIVITA A also inhibits tyrosinase activation. Deactivating tyrosinase inhibits melanin production and is useful in reducing dark spots on your face. Thus, its routine application is an excellent choice to protect your skin from intrinsic skin damage."
Would you recommend ACTIVITA A for your patients to correct skin aging?
"ACTIVITA A penetrates the deeper layer in no time thus increases volume of skin. Dermatologically tested and experimented, ACTIVITA A is safe for all skin types ranging from Fitzpatrick Skin type 1-6 (European light skin to African black skin). Therefore, the daily overnight application of ACTIVITA A for 2 weeks would result in significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes. Being a dermatologist, I highly recommend ACTIVITA A for all skin types."