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WHAT ARE THE BEST ALTERNATIVES TO RETINOL FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?

Published: 28/03/2024 | Author: JULIE GUNN

Retinol is, without question, one of the most powerful, effective and best known skincare actives. But with retinol, and some other best-in-class actives, that performance can come at a high price if you have sensitive skin – they can cause discomfort.

A NEW GENERATION OF ANTI-AGEING ACTIVES TO RIVAL THE BEST

Thankfully, there is a new generation of skincare actives that rival the best of the best for high performance anti-ageing with gentleness – Bio Activating Technologies from Novage+.
Bio Activating Technologies are naturally derived, high performance actives, which work in perfect harmony with the skin, activating its own biological mechanisms to repair, regenerate and protect itself. When developing these technologies – which often takes many years of research – they are always benchmarked against gold standard actives like retinol, never settling for performance that isn’t as good, better, faster or – most importantly – more gentle. Meet a few of these technologies, which could be life changers if you have sensitive skin!

1. AS POWERFUL ON WRINKLES AS RETINOL, BUT MORE GENTLE

Move over retinol, there’s a new anti-wrinkle active in town! Bio Collagen Pro, a natural origin technology from Moth Beans, activates the skin’s own fibroblast cells to produce more collagen, as well as speeding up the skins cellular turnover, to plump and smooth away deep wrinkles. Bio Collagen Pro was shown in clinical testing to be as effective as retinol on wrinkles (1), but what makes Bio Collagen Pro better is that it’s more gentle, avoiding the typical side effects of retinol like redness, flaking and peeling. You can find Bio Collagen Pro Technology in Novage+ Wrinkle Smooth Eye Cream and Serum.

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YOU CAN FIND BIO COLLAGEN PRO TECHNOLOGY IN NOVAGE+ WRINKLE SMOOTH EYE CREAM AND SERUM

2. THE GENTLE ALTERNATIVE TO RETINOL FOR SAGGING SKIN

As well as increasing collagen to fight wrinkles, Retinol also increases elastin production to help put the bounce back into sagging skin. To lift and firm skin without the uncomfortable side effects of retinol, Bio Aspartolift Technology might just be the perfect active for you – research showed it worked just as effectively as retinol on skin elasticity (1), while being gentle enough for sensitive skin. Bio Aspartolift is a patented technology – unique and exclusive to Novage+ – for lifting and firming without redness, dryness or peeling, check out Novage+ Lift + Firm Eye Cream and Serum.

FIGHT HYPERPIGMENTATION AS WELL AS KOJIC ACID – BUT GENTLY

There are many actives that target hyperpigmentation, and kojic acid is one of the best. But like many acids, it can be quite harsh on the skin. Novage+ scientists spent 11 years looking for an active with the power to be effective on hyperpigmentation, yet gentle enough for sensitive skin, and Bio Lumilock Technology is the result. This patented active, derived from citrus peel, effectively inhibits melanin overproduction, visibly reducing signs of hyperpigmentation like dark spots and significantly brightening and evening skin tone.

HOW CAN I GENTLY FIGHT HYPERPIGMENTATION?

You can find Bio Lumilock Technology exclusively in Novage+ Bright Intense Eye Cream and Serum.

A KINDER WAY TO TREAT ADULT BLEMISHES

Getting blemishes and breakouts as an adult can be frustrating – especially as many blemish treatments feature strong acids, and don’t show much respect to sensitive skin. Overproduction of sebum is one of the main causes of adult blemishes, and that’s where Novage+ Bio Sebum Control Technology comes into play – the natural origin technology from Achiote acts on the sebaceous glands to regulate sebum overproduction to help prevent breakouts, without drying the skin. It also works in partnership with Succinic Acid – which exfoliates like salicylic acid, but more gently – to clarify the surface of the skin. Bio Sebum Control can be found in Novage+ Blemish + Age Defy Serum – and as the name suggests – this serum also has anti-ageing properties! It contains patented Oripeptide-3 Technology, a trio of peptides from yeast, rice and wheat, which boosts the skin’s own collagen production to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. If you’ve been looking for an anti-ageing product but you’re worried about upsetting your sensitive skin and blemishes, this is your go-to serum!

Bio Sebum Control can be found in Novage+ Blemish + Age Defy Serum – and as the name suggests – this serum also has anti-ageing properties! It contains patented Oripeptide-3 Technology, a trio of peptides from yeast, rice and wheat, which boosts the skin’s own collagen production to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. If you’ve been looking for an anti-ageing product but you’re worried about upsetting your sensitive skin and blemishes, this is your go-to serum!

SUPPORT A STRONG AND HEALTHY SKIN BARRIER

To help avoid skin sensitivity or reactivity, a strong and healthy skin barrier is a must to help lock moisture in – and unwanted things out! Novage+ cleansers, day and night creams feature Bio Activating Technologies, which are geared towards skin barrier strength and health. While over-cleansing and harsh cleansers can disrupt the skin barrier, Novage+ cleansers are formulated with Bio Lipid System Technology, designed to remove everything you don’t want on your skin but preserve that precious lipid layer. Bio Re:Barrier Technology in all Novage+ night creams is shown to strengthen the skin barrier even better than niacinamide! (1). And Novage+ day creams are formulated to support the vital lipid layer of the skin barrier, with Bio Ceramides Pro, a unique composition of skin-identical lipids.

So there you have it – for powerful action on skin-ageing that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, check out Novage+ with Bio Activating Technologies. You can customise your own routine, or choose from pre-curated sets – and every routine is clinically proven to deliver at least 7X better results than cleanser and moisturiser alone. Take our Digital Skin Diagnosis to find your perfect Novage+ routine today!
FIND YOUR CLINICALLY PROVEN NOVAGE+ BIO ACTIVATING SKINCARE ROUTINE!

FIND YOUR CLINICALLY PROVEN NOVAGE+ BIO ACTIVATING SKINCARE ROUTINE!

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