Retinol is a VERY popular in skin care, especially in anit aging products. Retinol is a syntetic dirivative of Vitamin A, and increases surface cell turn over, enabling your skin to grow healthy cells. Sounds great right? Sure is, until your waxing appointment 😬.
When you wax your skin, you remove skin cells with the unwanted hair. If you wax while using retinol you risk exposing a very sensitive area of live skin cells. Not only can this be painful, but it can lead to redness, irritation, sever dryness and more.
Our waxing specialist Jennifer recommends you stop using retinol products at least 1 week prior to your waxing appointments. Please keep this in mind when booking and double check your regular skin care products for retinol.