Acacia collagen (ActivExtract®)

Acacia collagen is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless dried extract from the stem of the acacia tree grown in Africa, the Near East, India, and the southern United States. Widely used for over 4,000 years as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and a product thickening agent, Acacia collagen dissolves rapidly in water and is typically included in products recommended for dry, sensitive or delicate skin.

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The Luxury Spot

4 February 2018


Published by The Luxury Spot by Allison

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Adding a retinol into your skincare routine is the first big step in an anti-aging routine. To find the best retinol cream for wrinkles for you, you’ll need to decide where to start.

The first big step in an anti-aging routine.

For now, I’m focusing on starting small with eye cream (but I also love these Korean eye cream picks for non-retinoid days).

My current routine is using a retinol eye cream as well as a retinol serum every few nights. The Amarte Eyeconic eye cream (more on it below!) has been part of my nightly routine for a few weeks now.

In general it’s safe to say that a retinol cream for wrinkles that you can pick up in the drugstore or Sephora isn’t going to be as high powered as a prescription retinol. That’s not a bad thing by the way! I can’t count the number of Derm’s who have told me that retinol is the product most of their patients (including myself) choose to stop using. Prescription retinol causes a lot of sensitivity and a (potentially long) adjustment period that you don’t typically have with a store bought retinol.

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Focusing on the eyes is a great way to get your start using retinol products. Many people start to show skin aging first with fine lines around the eyes. The Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream uses retinol in a lightweight cream to help hydrate the skin around the eyes and to reduce wrinkles.

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Focusing on the eyes is a great way to get your start using retinol products.

— Allison