Let's put all the chemistry lessons down since science language may only mess everything up. Retinol is a vitamin and a component; you can call it what you want. Its brothers are retinoic acid, retinyl acetate, and retinaldehyde, but the beauty world uses only one term for all of those: retinol. We offer to call it a youth tool.
Sadly, but truly, every one of us starts to get old at the age of 25. Skin cells work like they can't have burnout until that age, but after 25 years of life, they need support to be perfect, just like we all do. Your young face is 50% genetics and 50% skincare. And you better work on the other half using retinol. Maybe you don't know that you get the youth vitamin from foods such as vegetables, legumes, milk, and liver, but why struggle to eat what you don't like when you can sacrifice 10 minutes before sleep?
So the thing is that your skin starts to work worse than it has in the past 25 years. Wrinkles form, Venus rings appear a little at a time, skin elasticity is lost, and age spots emerge. Of course, it doesn't mean that at the age of 26, you will wake up as an old, dry woman, just as it doesn't mean that aging is something terrible. It is natural, but you can "work" today to look younger ten years later.
Retinol will act as a manager who drives the rest of the employees - the skin cells. It accelerates the process of cell renewal of the epidermis, normalizes the work of sebaceous glands, because of which the pores seem gigantic and rashes appear, and also brings order among those cells that are responsible for the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. All of the latter are related to the quality of the skin: its laxity or elasticity, tightness, and color.