Why should I use a retinol cream?

Retinol is the gold standard in anti-aging skin care; it increases collagen production and skin cell turnover, and stabilizes the supporting structures of the skin. Watch dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD, explain how retinol works and how to use it. 
Keri Peterson, MD
Internal Medicine

Watch as internal medicine specialist Dr. Keri Peterson explains the benefits of using a retinol cream on your skin.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Retinol is one of the only ingredients proven to prevent wrinkles. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals a new retinol cream that can smooth over those stubborn wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.

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