Verso’s mission is to help improve the health of all skin types with easy-to-use, effective and unharmful products verified by science. Our unique Vitamin A complex, Retinol 8, is the outcome of that goal. What makes Retinol 8 unique is its ability to communicate with your skin. It is eight times more effective than standard Retinol while reducing the risk of irritated skin by 50 percent. Think of Retinol 8 as your gym instructor who conditions tired skin and helps it get into great shape.
WHAT IS RETINOL?
Retinol is the term for a Vitamin A derivative used in cosmetics. It is considered “the golden standard” in skincare and “the star of cosmetics.” What makes Retinol so remarkable is its ability to help the skin look revitalized, renewed, and fresh.
WHAT IS RETINOL 8, AND WHAT SETS IT APART FROM TRADITIONAL RETINOL?
Retinol 8 is a unique Vitamin A complex. It is eight times as effective as traditional Retinol, yet half as irritative.
PRODUCTS THAT INCLUDE RETINOL 8
You will find Retinol 8 in many of our products. The concentration differs depending on the product type and its target. The following Verso products contain Retinol 8, in order of the lowest to the highest concentration; Reviving Eye Mask, Super Eye Serum, Lip Serum, Daily Glow, Blemish Fix, Day Cream, Day Cream SPF30, Daily Facial Fluid, Night Cream, Super Facial Oil, Super Facial Serum, and Dark Spot Fix.
HOW IT WORKS
Retinol 8 helps to slough off old skin cells faster from your epidermis. This action improves the appearance of an even skin tone and plumped skin. Thus, reducing the appearance of dryness and fine lines. It protects the skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors that can cause the appearance of irritated skin.
Another benefit of using Retinol 8 is the reduced appearance of oily skin and blemishes. By helping the skin to keep pores unclogged from oils and old skin cells, it diminishes the appearance of blemishes. This function can help the skin staying fresh and healthy-looking.
Lastly, Retinol 8 is also a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin to stay protected from the visible results caused by daily exposure to pollutants.
Some may notice the difference after four weeks of consistent use, while some might see results after 12 weeks of usage. The rejuvenation effect boosting the appearance of younger-looking skin will increase with prolonged use.
HOW TO USE RETINOL 8
Retinol 8, the Vitamin A complex used in Verso products, is eight times as efficient as traditional Retinol, yet half as irritative – thus, gentler on the skin. Due to its efficacy, Retinol 8 is very effective, even in low concentrations. Unlike most traditional retinols, Retinol 8’s usage is not only limited to nighttime treatment but can also safely be used during the day in combination with a sun protectant.
Retinol 8 is a Vitamin A derivative that turbocharges the benefits of traditional Retinol without causing discomfort.
CAN I USE RETINOL 8 DURING THE DAY?
Even if Retinol 8 can be used during the daytime, it is essential to protect your skin when exposed to the sun (with or without the use of a retinol product). This is to preserve the results of your skincare routine, promoting a prolonged youthful appearance.
We advise that you avoid using Retinol 8 products when sunbathing. All year round, it's always recommended to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher when using Retinol 8.
CAN I USE RETINOL 8 DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?
Same precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We do not recommend using Retinol 8 during pregnancy due to the overall hormonal change in the body. Instead, we recommend that you choose products that help moisturize, soothe and protect your skin. Our Facial Cleanser, Hydration Serum, and Nourishing Cream are all products that can be used with those benefits. Do not forget to add daily sun protection.
CAN RETINOL 8 CAUSE HAIR LOSS?
IS RETINOL 8 SAFE TO USE?
Yes. Retinol 8 has been thoroughly tested.
DOES RETINOL 8 REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF BLEMISHES?
Yes. Retinol 8 reduces the appearance of oily skin and counteracts impurities. Verso Blemish Fix is specifically formulated to target the appearance of blemishes with remarkable results.
DOES RETINOL 8 HELP MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF RED OR DARK SCARS AFTER BLEMISHES?
Yes. Many customers have experienced great results when using Verso Dark Spot Fix and Verso Blemish Fix.
CAN RETINOL 8 REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF SPOTS?
Yes. Verso Dark Spot Fix reduces the appearance of unwanted dark spots. Although Retinol 8 is 50% less irritating than traditional Retinol, it’s always good to start slowly when introducing a new functional skincare product. Start with using the product a couple of times a week, and then increase the usage depending on your skin’s tolerance.
CAN I START USING RETINOL 8 MORNING AND EVENING IMMEDIATELY?
Although Retinol 8 is 50% less irritating than traditional Retinol, it’s always good to start slowly when introducing a new functional skincare product. Start with using the product a couple of times a week, and then increase the usage depending on your skin’s tolerance.
CAN I USE RETINOL 8 AROUND MY EYES?
We recommend that you use a product specifically developed for the delicate skin around your eyes. Super Eye Serum is a product suitable for this area.
WHAT CAN I USE WITH RETINOL 8 TO ENHANCED THE EFFECT?
Always complete your daily skincare routine with sun protection. It helps your skin to maintain visible results and to become more resilient. Use in combination with other products to soothe, moisture, and strengthen your skin.
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