Did you know that both retinoid and retinol are derivatives of vitamin a. In fact, all retinols are retinoids, but not all retinoids are retinols… but what does that mean? Well, in general, retinoids are stronger than retinol. Skincare products with retinol can offer similar skin care results. They often just have a lower concentration, whether it’s a retinol cream, retinol serum, vitamin c serum or a serum in general. Maybe you’re using a skin care product with hyaluronic acid and wonder, how does that differ from retinol? Hyaluronic acid is a skin care ingredient that helps moisturize dry skin, while retinol can encourage skin renewal, or in simpler terms, a more even looking complexion and skin tone. Sometimes knowing which skin care product to choose from can be a little confusing when it comes to retinols and retinoids, but it doesn’t have to be. We recommend beginning your retinol journey with an overnight retinol cream for a gentle introduction into the purifying perks of vitamin a. If you’ve been using a retinol cream for a little while now, we recommend incorporating a retinol serum into your nighttime skincare routine. If you are looking to indulge in retinol skin care products, COSMEDIX has so many skin-loving options!