If you’re wondering about the best way to use retinol, we highly recommend using it in conjunction with our patented Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA) technology. These ingredients are extremely complementary, delivering improved skin tone and texture for younger, healthier-looking skin that helps you feel confident and in control. Here’s a look at what to pair with retinol and why it works so well alongside our HSA.
What Is Retinol?
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that encourages and hastens the cell turnover process, improves collagen production, and brightens skin tone. It’s a very powerful ingredient, so it’s common for some users to experience some side effects such as mild redness, dryness, and sun sensitivity—for those with sensitive skin, the side effects may be more severe.
Those side effects are a major reason why including HSA in your skincare regimen is the best way to use retinol—they counteract them.
What is HSA?
Heparan Sulfate is a naturally occurring, water-binding molecule from the glycosaminoglycan family that our bodies require to help renew inflamed, damaged skin. As we age, the body’s production and supply of Heparan Sulfate decreases, causing chronic inflammation that leads to a number of visible skin issues, including redness and fine lines and wrinkles.
Senté is the first company to develop a modified form of heparan sulfate that can be readily absorbed in the skin.
A Winning Combination
Besides being a remarkable ingredient that promotes deep hydration and strengthens barrier function, our HSA technology is the best way to use retinol because it also helps to reduce the appearance of inflammation and visible redness, which are side effects associated with retinol.
In short, if you’re wondering what to pair with retinol, HSA is a clean skincare solution that offers unique advantages, both on its own and when used alongside retinol. While retinol is speeding up cell turnover, HSA is counteracting its side effects while simultaneously delivering its own benefits. Experience the power of this synergistic duo for yourself with Senté.