Retinol 8

Verso’s proprietary Vitamin A complex

Verso’s mission is to help improve the health of all skin types with an easy-to-use, effective and unharmful product verified by science. Our proprietary Vitamin A complex Retinol 8 is the outcome of that goal. Thanks to its enhancement of the cell-communication properties of regular retinol, Retinol 8 is eight times as effective and half as irritative. Think of Retinol 8 as a gym instructor who conditions tired skin cells and helps the skin getting into great shape.

What is retinol?

Retinol is the term for a Vitamin A derivative used in cosmetics. It is considered the golden standard in skincare. What makes retinol remarkable is its ability to reprogram skin cells into behaving like baby cells sprung fresh from the dermis layer of the skin.

WHAT IS RETINOL 8 AND WHAT SETS IT APART FROM TRADITIONAL RETINOL?

Retinol 8 is the Verso proprietary Vitamin A complex. It is eight times as effective as traditional retinol yet half as irritative.

VERSO PRODUCTS THAT INCLUDE RETINOL 8

You will find Retinol 8 in many of our products. The dosage differs depending on product type and what the product targets. The following Verso products contain Retinol 8: Day Cream, Daily Facial Fluid, Night Cream, Super Facial Serum, Super Eye Serum, Dark Spot Fix, Blemish Fix, Super Facial Oil, Intense Facial Mask, Reviving Eye Mask, Lip Serum and Hand Serum.

How it works

Retinol 8 starts the process of rejuvenating the skin by communicating with and stimulating the skin cells. The cell turnover speeds up, and the collagen production increases. As a result, dead skin cells are sloughed off more quickly from the outer skin layer. This action reduces fine lines and pigmentation spots on the outer layer of the skin while reinforcing and plumping up the lower layer. You will start to notice results after 4 weeks of consistent use. Some may see results after 12 weeks. The rejuvenation effect will increase with prolonged use.

How to use Retinol 8

Retinol 8, the Vitamin A complex used in Verso products, is eight times as efficient as traditional retinol and half as irritative - and thus more gentle to the skin. Due to its potency, Retinol 8 is very effective in low concentrations. Unlike most traditional retinol products, Retinol 8 is therefore not limited to night time treatment only, but can also be used during the day.

RETINOL 8 FAQ

  • DOES USING RETINOL 8 IN THE SUN INCREASE THE RISK OF SUNBURN?

    No, it does not increase the risk of sunburn. Nevertheless, we do not recommend using Retinol 8 when sunbathing since its effectiveness may be reduced. Also, always use sun protection when you are exposed to the sun.

  • CAN I USE RETINOL 8 DURING PREGNANCY?

    As a precaution, we do not recommend using Retinol 8 during pregnancy due to the overall hormone changes that take place in the body.

  • CAN I USE RETINOL 8 WHILE BREASTFEEDING?

    NO, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING RETINOL 8 DURING BREASTFEEDING EITHER. HORMONE CHANGES IN THE BODY ARE STILL HAPPENING RIGHT AFTER CHILDBIRTH.

  • Can Retinol 8 cause hair loss?

    No.

  • IS RETINOL 8 SAFE TO USE?

    Yes. Retinol 8 has been thoroughly tested.

  • Does Retinol 8 reduce acne?

    Yes. Retinol 8 regulates the skin’s sebum production and counteracts impurities in the skin. Verso Blemish Fix is specially formulated for targeting acne with remarkable results.

  • Does Retinol 8 help with minimizing visible scars?

    Yes. Many customers have experienced great results when using Verso Dark Spot Fix and Verso Blemish Fix.

  • Can Retinol 8 reduce pigmentation spots?

    Yes. Verso Dark Spot Fix targets pigmentation and reduces dark spots.

References

Improvement in skin wrinkles from the use of photostable retinyl retinoate: a randomized controlled trial. Kim H et al., British Journal of Dermatology, BJD, 2010, 162, pp 497–502.

Retinyl retinoate induces hyaluronan production and less irritation than other retinoids. Kim JE et al., Journal of Dermatology, 2010, 37, pp 448 – 454.

Co-treatment with retinyl retinoate and a PPARα agonist reduces retinoid dermatitis. Kim Bora et al., International Journal of Dermatology, 2012, 51, pp 733 –741.

Report on a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind study on the clinical efficacy of a cream containing retinyl retinoate with reference to wrinkle depth and overall skin improvement on Caucasian skin. Margareta Frohm Nilsson MD, PhD, Chief physician Karolinska University Hospital and Institute, Sweden Department of Medicine Unit of Dermatology and Venereology, 2012.

Retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid vitamin derivative, improves photoaged skin: a double-blind randomized-controlled trial. Kim H et al., Skin Research & Technology, John Wiley & Sons A/S, 2011.

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