What Are Natural Retinol Alternatives? Eminence Organics Explains

Jude Herrera, International Trainer at Eminence Organic Skin Care, stopped by the Dermstore offices to explain all about what natural retinol alternatives are and why they’re great for your skin.

Dermstore: Let’s start at the beginning! First, what is retinol?

Jude Herrera: Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is a powerful chemical-based exfoliant. It works by removing the surface layers of the skin to reveal newer skin underneath. Most skin care products use chemical-based retinols, which, while effective, can weaken and irritate the skin when overused or used improperly. They can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun, which is why most dermatologists recommend that you only apply retinol at night.

D: Why use a natural retinol alternative?

JH: Eminence Organics uses plant-based ingredients, like chicory root and tara tree, to get similar results, but without the unpleasant effects of chemical-based retinol. Because they’re milder and cause no sensitivity, these natural retinol alternatives can be used at all times, day or night.

D: Which Eminence Organics products have this ingredient?

JH: Eminence Organics features natural retinol ingredients in many of its top-selling products. Bamboo Firming Fluid, which is Eminence Organic’s most popular product, is proven to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and improve the look of elasticity. Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer thoroughly hydrates the skin while diminishing visible signs of aging. Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum firms and tightens the delicate skin under the eyes for a more rejuvenated look.