We get many clients who contact us after having an adverse reaction to products containing retinoids. We are never surprised. As we wrote in a blog post last year – retinoids are a controversial ingredient in the skin care world: they are known to cause chronic inflammation and thin the skin over time, which can lead to long term damage.
After much consideration and research, Vasseur decided to instead use the safer, natural alternative to retinoids — alpha hydroxy acids. We put the most effective alpha hydroxy acids (lactic, glycolic and mandelic) in a potent cocktail called Reveal 10. Reveal 10 is one of our most powerful products that is effective in treating fine lines, acne, and pigmentation.
Here is how alpha hydroxy acids work:
Alpha hydroxy acids are highly effective chemical exfoliants. They cause dead skin cells in the epidermis to separate from one another, allowing new skin cells to resurface. Studies have shown that alpha hydroxy acids also encourage elastin and collagen production, two components that contribute to firm, smooth and toned skin. Skin benefits associated with alpha hydroxy acids include wrinkle reduction, increased smoothness, reduction in skin discoloration and sun damage. Though benefits will be noticeable within 2 weeks of use, best results are obtained over the course of several months.
Please note that becuase Reveal 10 is a very powerful product it can cause initial tingling when applied. This is normal and will fade within 2-5 uses. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend our Mandelic Acid Serum – a gentler alternative.