The Contrarian Corner is a space for readers to broaden their understanding on foundational practices of the trade that oppose or reject popular opinion.
Most of the professional skin care world believes that retinol is an essential ingredient in an antiaging skin care routine. Most of them also believe that because retinols in all their forms are capable of becoming retinoic acid by conversion, they are therefore increasing collagen and elastin in skin. This is not true.
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