Frequently Asked Questions
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative, used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while decreasing oncoming or already existing signs of aging. Skincare LdeL Cosmetics® RETINOL has used Vitamin A, along with vitamins C + E and additional healthy ingredients, to create the best formulas for all skin types with one main goal – to fight aging.
Established in 1987, we began with a mission to feature the newly discovered anti-aging ingredient RETINOL (Vitamin A), introduced to minimize the signs of aging. We formulated with our chemists, and began with our Night Cream, Day Cream (SPF 20), and Eye Gel to make an introduction into the new, “over-the-counter” topical skincare market for Retinol. Since initiation, we have expanded our line to provide a complete regimen, along with a line RETINOL for Men and an Advanced Brightening line to decrease the appearance of dark spots and discolored or pigmented skin. All key products are made in USA.
Retinol rejuvenates and renews skin through gentle exfoliation. It increases collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture, thus diminishing wrinkles and fine lines. We recommend using Retinol products twice daily.
Yes, we can. There are two options. You may go to the “build a regimen” page on our website, and look for the skin concerns you feel fit your skin needs, and discover our recommendations. If you want personal assistance, you may reach out to our customer service team at all times via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us Monday-Friday 8:30 am –5:30 pm EST at 1-800-873-6245 (US only) or 212-447-0036 (domestic and international).
Use products twice daily, for best results. With consistent use, you will begin to see anti-aging results within 4-6 weeks, and further progression over a longer period of time.
The earlier the better. We suggest you should start working Retinol into your regimen gradually in your 20’s to prevent oncoming signs of aging. This way, you can slow the aging process and maintain collagen and elasticity production in the cells, keeping skin young and healthy. Our Retinol Facial Serum is also quite effective in treating acne breakouts. After your skin becomes acclimated to the products, begin to build your Retinol regimen, adding more products into your daily routine. If you have more mature skin, you may begin gradually with a few products, and increase your Retinol routine after a few weeks.
No. we do not use any ingredients in our formulations that were tested on animals.
Yes. All beads in our products burst upon application for an extra boost of Vitamin A. The Eye Gel beads will be applied under and around eye area. Smooth in and let beads burst and let absorb. The beads in the gel cleanser will dissolve and do not clog any sink or disposables. Wash off the gel cleanser. Do not leave beads on face as treatment.
Yes. Some of our RETINOL products do have a signature fragrance. We put a light scent into our formulas to cover the smell of the natural vitamin scent, so the products are absolutely pleasant.
The Gel Cleanser is formulated for normal to oily skin, with a foamy cleansing texture when rubbed onto face, and applied. The encapsulated microbeads burst upon application for an added boost of Vitamin A + E. This cleanser washes away daily impurities and deeply cleans the face, preparing for your nighttime skincare regimen. The Cream Cleanser is formulated for normal to dry skin, with a creamy, lathering cleansing texture when rubbed onto face, and applied. This thicker, rich cleanser washes away daily impurities while keeping skin soft and smooth in the process. Proceed with your daytime or nighttime regimen.
Yes. All men can use both the RETINOL for MEN products, while adding in products from the original RETINOL line. Our RETINOL line is unisex, so the choice is yours.
An I.U. is a unit of measurement to represent the vitamin level and potency in the jar of an ingredient. It appears on our packaging to inform the Vitamin A level in that product. I.U.’s are commonly used in vitamin nutritional information.
We advise you do not use Retinol under elongated periods of sun exposure. However, it is fine to use with daily sun exposure, if you use Retinol Day Cream SPF 20 for daily sun protection.
Skincare LdeL Cosmetics® takes sensitive skin into consideration when formulating. Our products are safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive, but we advise you slowly build a regimen to ensure positive reaction to all products. Our entire regimen is safe to use together, providing a steady and effective level of Vitamin A to the skin “day and night,” helping minimize fine lines and wrinkles and other targeted benefits, which may vary between products (i.e. eye gel focus on under-eye puffiness + dark circles).
You may ask your doctor for best advice.