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How to Erase the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Hey lovely!

If I hear one more person say “new year, new you!” I just might go on a stinging spree. Truth is, just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean you need to start something new. If you aren’t happy with something, you should have started A LONG TIME AGO, not the new year.

With skincare, there are a handful of “immediate fix” type of things you can do for a smoother, brighter facial complexion. Cleansing properly, exfoliating, and a damn good moisturizer beeing the extent of it. BUT, for the most part, actives that are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles take time!

If you were paying attention in science class, you know that the skin at the visible surface is as dead as a pesky wasp buzzing around your kitchen. Even at it’s thickest, like your palms and the bottom of your feet, the epidermal layer is only 3mm thick. That’s the thickness of about 20 sheets of paper!

Now think about how long it takes for the NEW skin being grown deep down in the dermis to grow 1.5mm (the average thickness of facial skin) and eventually show on the visible surface.

It can take up to 60 days for us middle-agers to reap the full benefits of our actives. That’s why it’s so important to pick your powerhouse routine, and stick to it DAILY.

Now this brings me to the ridiculously important benefits RETINOL and its posse of alter-egos. Let’s do a little myth-busting, shall we?

So, retinol in general, is simply vitamin A. It sounds easy enough, right? But there are several different forms of vitamin A that are different strengths and ultimately have different effects on the skin.

You’ve heard of prescription strengths like isotretinoin (ie Accutane) that typically produce a ton of irritation in the skin… showing up as excessive dryness, redness, and skin peeling. YIKES!  But, this is a great example of the power of retinol, showing these quicker skincare results because the skin sloughs off faster.

So how does it work? Vitamin A stimulates a pathway that tricks the skin into thinking there’s been an injury, which in turn speeds up cell turnover. Pretty sweet, right?

Now, picture OTC retinol that typically comes in strengths of anywhere from 1% to 5%. Even 5% still causes lots of redness and skin drama. But the queen bee sweet spot? A 1% dilution is the safest, skin-loving strength, providing maximum benefits without any side effects! Bingo!

What also makes our Retinol Roller better than store-bought ones is that it’s oil-based, not water-based. This means we don’t need to use toxic preservatives that can upset your skin’s natural balance. It’s nourishing and pairs beautifully after applying your Vitamin C + Peptide Facial Toner. Your skin will fall in love immediately, and you’ll love falling back in love with your skin.

Not only that, but the super-convenient roller allows you to spot check where you need it without any waste! I personally like to apply it down the center of my forehead and around my crow’s feet. Your skin will absorb it like an adult beverage on election day.

Now, here’s the real skincare powerhouse anti-aging secret; combine the Retinol Roller with collagen-building ingredients like our Vitamin C + Peptide Facial Toner. The retinol speeds up cell turnover while the Vitamin C & peptides help build collagen and elastin. These three actives are all you need in your anti-aging regimen that will actually provide long-term benefits.

But remember, only use retinol at night because it degrades in sunlight. Applying retinol in the morning is a lot like putting on sunscreen at night – it doesn’t make much sense and simply wastes your product. So, incorporate retinol into your nighttime routine as your serum step. Apply it on top of the Vitamin C + Peptide Facial Toner. Just roll it on and let your skin enjoy the nutrient boost!

In honor of the those of you who need to play a little skin catch-up (regardless of the new year), pick up your nighttime superhero products here. And because it’s BEE-OCH, you can rest easy knowing there is not single toxic chemical in sight. Only the cleanest organic products you can possibly find!

Unlock the secret to radiant skin with our fan-favorite BEE-OCH Retinol Rollers! Your ultimate skincare necessity.

Cheers to a new year from BEE-OCH HQ, lovely! Where writing the year correctly is more difficult that cleaning up your skincare routine.

Sincerely,

Brooke & Team (Your same ol’ BEE-OCHes)

P.S. Here’s your pro-tip for the day… don’t bee fooled by the labels that claim “retinol” on the front, but only contain “retinol palmitate” in the ingredient panel. Retinol Palmitate is the weakest form of retinol and converts into very minimal active molecules in the skin. Don’t waste your money!

P.P.S Curious why you should also follow it up with BEE-OCH Organic Night Elixir? Stay tuned for my next blog on the superhero synergy of Vitamin A, C, & E!

Fun Fact

Applying your serums after your moisturizer is like wearing your undies outside of your jeans. Repeat after me, Toner, Serum, Moisturizer!