Turns out, vitamin A is something of a wonder. Neither naturally produced in the body, nor found on its own in plants or animals, vitamin A is nevertheless an essential nutrient for optimal skin and body health. In animals, vitamin A is found as a fat-soluble retinol. Animal-derived and synthetic forms of have earned “retinol” its reputation as a skin savior, but it comes at a cost: retinol products are often OTC-regulated and can cause skin sensitization.
Not all retinol is created equal. True Botanicals developed a two-product Phyto-Retinol Collection that provides an alternative to synthetic, sensitizing retinol. Instead, plant-based provitamin A retinoic acid derived from beta carotene delivers bioavailable, biocompatible retinol that’s clinically proven to deliver the same results, without sacrifice. While provitamin A is safe to use during the day (read: it’s not photosensitizing), we’ve crafted an evening ritual to support optimal skin rejuvenation.
This month’s Phyto-Retinol Evening Ritual is a True Botanicals exclusive for the ultimate in sustainable, luxury skincare. Try it as directed, or mix’n match with other Beauty Store must haves.
DISCOVER THE PHYTO-RETINOL EVENING RITUAL YOURSELF. HERE’S HOW:
Melt away makeup, sunscreen and dirt with Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm, a decadent moisturizing and gently exfoliating cleanser that uses biocompatible plant actives instead of surfactants to remove buildup without stripping away essential moisture. Scoop a small amount onto the spatula. Apply a small amount directly on skin, even your eyes, and massage in circular motions. Add warm water to create a milky lather, then rinse with cool water.
Quench cleansed skin with a generous dose of Renew Nutrient Mist, a refreshing elixir infused with antioxidants, microbiome balancers, hydrators and lightly scented with jasmine, rose and vetiver. Mist onto cleansed face, neck and décolleté until skin feels lightly saturated. Allow it to sink in before applying the next treatment.
Boost skin’s brightness, firmness and barrier function with Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster, a perfectly dosed capsule for a concentrated treatment. Holding the capsule between your fingers, use your other hand to gently grab the ‘fish tail’ and twist. Pour the contents into the palm of one hand, mix into your hands and massage onto your face, neck and décolleté. Skin will take on a glowy orange tint that will absorb quickly. *Note: if twisting the capsule open is not an accessible option for you, use a small pair of scissors to snip to ‘fish tail’ off.
Treat vitamin A-boosted skin with antioxidant-rich Renew Chebula Active Serum, the #1 best selling, clinically proven treatment to support your skin barrier for smoother, brighter, firmer looking skin. Simply Apply 1 dropperful of serum into hands and massage onto face, neck and décolleté until skin looks and feels hydrated and dewy.
Optimize skin’s natural repair cycle with Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Sleep Mask, a cortisol-reducing overnight treatment clinically proven to prevent, protect and correct visible signs of stress-induced aging. On treated, moisturized skin, apply a pea-sized amount of this silky leave-on mask to your fingertips and gently massage into face, neck and décolleté. The mask is highly biocompatible, so it will absorb with ease. See smooth, bouncy skin by sunrise.