Green Cream High Potency Retinol is an effective treatment for the following conditions:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Acne & acne scarring
- Age Spots & pigmentation
- Minimizing appearance of pores
- Repairing sun damaged skin cells
- Improving skin tone & texture
Green Cream 0.9% stimulates exfoliation of dull looking epidermal cells by accelerating skin cell turnover time from the standard 30 to 35 day cycle to 5 to 6 days causing the skin to appear smoother and brighter looking. Green Cream also repairs cellular structure damage gradually in the epidermal cells as well as in the dermal collagen and small blood vessels. This cream will even help shrink oil glands, which in turn reduces pore size and diminishes scars.
One very pleasant effect of regular use is that Green Cream will held build "infrastructure" by stimulating new collagen and a new thicker, plumper epidermis.
For sensitive skin types and people that want to ease into a retinoid regimen should start with our Level 3 strength high potency retinol. Though Level 3 is the mildest strength you can still expect to see visible results after a few months of daily use.
how to use it
If you have never used a retinoid or your skin is sensitive to topical treatments, you should test a small area of your face and then, wait 24 hours for any kind of reaction. If no reaction, you should apply a small amount to your face once a week for 2 to 3 weeks. Next, apply Green Cream® 3 times a week for a month. Ultimately, your goal should be to work up to applying Green Cream® every other night. Be patient as your skin adapts to a retinol treatment. Even with infrequent applications, you should see some results. Also, it is best that you start with Level 6, (level 3 for sensitive skin) Green Cream®.
After gentle cleansing with a mild soap or cleanser, apply a small amount to the entire face, initially avoiding the eye and neck areas. Start using Green Cream® every other night for 1 to 2 weeks and gradually increase to once or twice daily as tolerated. For maximum benefit, use Green Cream in the evenings when possible as this product can easily be inactivated by light.
Occasionally, a burning or stinging sensation may be felt during the first few weeks of use. Redness or a mild rash can also develop. Discontinue use of the product for a few days and apply a bland moisturizer or mild hydrocortisone cream or lotion as needed. The latter should be discontinued when symptoms are improved.
Flaking may occur since dull sun-damaged cells are being shed and new, younger cells are being stimulated. As needed, using a mild exfoliant followed by a moisturizer can help shed the peeling skin.