CATEGORY: Skin Science

Peta US, Revlon & Animal Testing

I’m never one for just publishing press releases, but I thought this was important and something that’s always been a little close to my heart. Many companies who normally do not test on animals, are doing so with the excuse that in order to sell their product in the immense┬áChinese market, by national law, they are required to do so.

Tretinoin / Vitamin A Treatment

Introduction

Tretinoin, also known by the brands Atralin, Renove and Retin-A is a skin irritant that causes an increase in skin cell turnover, skin cell regeneration and the synthesis of proteins such as elastin and collagen. It’s used commonly in the treatment of acne / blemished skin as well as having powerful anti-ageing benefits. It inhibits and helps turn back the ageing process by inhibiting matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, that become more overactive as we age.