National Retinol Day is celebrated annually on November 7th and was announced on October 25th, 2021 by RoC Skincare. Retinol, a vitamin A derivative and powerful antioxidant, helps to renew and improve the condition of the skin, slowing down the signs of aging.
Retinol has long been recognized by cosmetologists as the gold standard in anti-aging cosmetics, reducing wrinkles, restoring skin tone, and restoring its healthy color. The substance was first discovered in 1909, isolated in 1931, and synthesized in a laboratory in 1947. Frederick Gowland Hopkins was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1929 after he proved the presence of additional elements in milk that helped rats grow. In 1913, a team of biochemists at the University of Wisconsin identified fat-soluble nutrients in milk fat and cod liver oil.
- Early attempts to isolate retinol were unsuccessful, as the substance quickly deteriorated under the influence of ultraviolet radiation and oxygen.
- Retinoic acid, a stable derivative of retinol, was developed and used to treat skin diseases such as acne.
- In 1990, scientists proved that retinoic acid leads to increased skin sensitivity and irritation, which led to a shift back to retinol.
- Retinol should be used at night as sunlight will neutralize its effects.
- The substance gradually thins the skin.
How to take part
Participate in National Retinol Day by purchasing retinol-based cosmetics for yourself or as a gift. Popular products include creams, serums, and gels, and pharmacies offer pure retinol in ampoules to add to your cosmetics. Learn more about the beneficial properties, benefits, and potential consequences of using retinol carelessly by researching online.
When is National Retinol Day celebrated in 2023?
National Retinol Day is observed on November 7 each year.