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Retinoids is the term used to describe a group of compounds that are derived from

vitamin A. They are the holy grail of skincare with a substantial amount of scientific evidence supporting their efficacy in skin improvement.

Different types of Retinoids

There are different types of retinoids available, some OTC (over the counter) and others that need to be prescribed by a doctor. Their difference lays in purity, but remember the stronger it gets, the more irritant it is.

How long does it take to work?

Fine lines and wrinkles 12-24 weeks

Acne 4-12 weeks

Hyperpigmentation. 24 weeks

What kind of skin type are they good for ?

They are suitable for every skin type exept irritated.

Are they working well with other ingredients ?

How should i use it?

Retinoids are nocturnal. Since they increase skin sensitivity to UV rays, it's better to use them at night and always use hight SPF during the day.

Do not use retinoids every night if you are sensitive to it. Start with 3 times a week and gradually increase.

Do not exfoliate your skin for several days, before and after retinoids use.

Damp skin helps with ingredient absorption. This is great for moisturizers and serums, but it may increase skin sensitivity with retinoids. In that case, apply in dry skin.

What type of Retinoid is used in Odalin's products?

We use Retinyl Palmitate because it is mild and suitable for everyone.

Our Retinol Night Cream with Dragon's Blood and our Retinol Eye Cream with Eyebright, can be used every day by all skin types.

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What are the benefits of a toner?

  • It removes remaining dirt, makeup or oiliness left from cleansing.

  • Gets your skin prepared for the next product since it helps with ingredient absorption

  • Provides skin with instant hydration

  • Minimizes pores

  • Regulates skin's pH

What skin types are toners good for?

They are good for all skin types and you can choose one with ingredients that match your skin concern.

When should i use it?

Its step no 2 in your skincare routine, day or night

  • Cleanser

  • Toner

  • Moisturiser

Since most molecules penetrate the skin better when its wet, it is essential to apply it as soon as cleansing is over and as the skin is still moist, just move on to the next product - serum, moisturizer etc. Especially if you are using an Hyaluronic acid product, using a toner before will ensure that moisture will not be drawn from your skin.

Also you can use it during the day to rebalance your skin's pH, since sweat makes us more alkaline.

How should i apply a toner?

There are many way to apply a toner.

You can sprinkle some in your hands and then tap it in your skin, you can use a cotton pad or if it is a spray, you can directly spray it on your face.

Does Odalin has toners?

Yes, we do. Our toners are made of top quality Organic Hydrosols, containing precious herbal extracts and moisturizing agents. They dont contain essential oils.

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Updated: Jan 15, 2021



What are the benefits of Ceramides?

Your skin will retain moisture, its barrier will be reinforced and you will get a smoother, plumper looking skin that feels firmer with less sings of aging and irritation.

What skin types are they good for?

Since ceramides already exist in skin structure and are what we call skin-identical ingredients, they are suitable for all skin types.

How quickly do they work?

  • Skin hydration 0-30 min

  • Redness/Rosacea 4-8 weeks

What works well with them?

They are working great with any other ingredient that is skin replenishing like cholesterol, fatty acids and glycerine. For extra barrier repair action they make an amazing duo with Hyaluronic Acid.

Can i use them with other products?

Yes, they can can be used with other products and do not interact badly with any other active ingredients like AHA's, Retinol etc.

Which Odalin product contains ceramides?

Our Immortelle + Ceramides Night Cream

**Best Seller Product 2020**

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