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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin made up of closely related unsaturated hydrocarbons, including retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids. Vitamin A and its derivates, either natural or synthetic, are collectively and generally referred to as retinoids.

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Skincare | How Retinol Really Works? ........ Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is converted to retinoic acid in the skin. It works to repair photo-damaged skin, acne, and other sluggish skin conditions. It helps to normalized cell turnover, increase collagen deposition and bind moisture in the skin. It inhibits melanogenesis to promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone. Amazing skincare ingredient!

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10lbs Hydrating Brightening Cleanser Triple Strength Formula. An Intensive Retinoic Acid Creamy Wash That Instantly Unclogs Facial Pores and Shrinks Open Pores. Brightens and Clarifies the Skin in Less Than 30 Days of Use Lifts Blackhead and Spots. Contain Ingredients Such As Msm, Glutathione, Retinoic Acid, Giga White, Alpha and Beta Arbutin with Triglyceride. Helps Sweep Away Dulling Dirt, Oil, and Residue, Calms and Brightens the Skin. ** You can get additional details at the image link.

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Sunday Riley and her game-changing retinol oil. By mixing trans-retinoic acid ester with cold-pressed oils, Riley has found a way to make retinols truly gentle. Meaning, the dream of smooth, clear, poreless skin can be a reality for all. Best Beauty Products 2015 - R29 Beauty Innovator Awards

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Therapeutic reversal of food allergen sensitivity by mature retinoic acid–differentiated dendritic cell induction of LAG3<sup>+</sup>CD49b<sup>−</sup>Foxp3<sup>−</sup> regulatory T cells

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Apples Apples give you a dose of vitamin A, which your body converts into retinoic acid -- an important ingredient for encouraging skin cell turnover. The result? A brighter, smoother complexion. Even out skin tone with a daily serum infused with apple, such as Yves Rocher Elixir 7.9 Youth Intensifier Serum ($48;YvesRocherUSA.com). SOURCES: Karen Behnke, CEO, Juice Beauty. David Pollock, chemist and author, 101 Recipes for Beauty. -11 foods that fight signs of aging

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Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, plays a critical role in suppressing colorectal cancer in mice and humans, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Mice with the cancer have lower-than-normal levels of the metabolite in their gut, the researchers found. Furthermore, colorectal cancer patients whose intestinal tissues express high levels of a protein that degrades retinoic acid tend to fare more poorly than their peers. The…

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6 Common Myths About Wrinkles Debunked

6 myths about wrinkles debunked. NOT A MYTH - If you're struggling with wrinkles, you want to look for products with retinoic acid derivatives like retinol; antioxidants like vitamin C, resveratrol or green tea extracts; or alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid.