Here at Mend HQ, not a day goes by where we don't discuss the wonder ingredient that is Retinol.

Seriously, this stuff kicks butt, and literally transforms the appearance of your face from the inside out, delivering long-term and noticeable improvements to your skin's cell structure.

It’s also the deep-cleaner of our skin care collection, discarding less than optimal skin cells, and encouraging the formation of new, healthy and plump ones. And it’s not just for older skin either. In fact, men and women of all ages can benefit from the incredible healing, smoothing and restorative powers of Retinol.

Mend Retinol Cream is, however, a little different. First off, it's vegan-friendly and cruelty free, which is something that can't be said for the vast majority of Retinol products on the market.

But we didn't stop there. In fact, so obsessed were we to formulate the best anti-ageing cream for all skin types, we loaded our product with a unique all-natural cocktail of skin-soothing organic ingredients.

These are then buffered with gentle botanical extracts to minimise any potential reaction from Retinol and to help ensure that the vital cellular functions of this powerhouse ingredient remain uninterrupted by any allergy response.

This can occur with stronger prescription Retinols and with products that have not been blended with the correct complementary ingredients to calm and soothe skin.

Benefits of Retinol Cream

Still not convinced? Here's five reasons to start using Mend Retinol Cream if you want better skin.

1. You will look younger.

Retinol, along with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, is one of the best ingredients to rejuvenate dull, tired and aged skin. It helps to increase the production of collagen, which maintains a plump and firm complexion. As we age, our own ability to produce collagen decreases, so adding Retinol Cream to your skincare routine can help to promote the appearance of younger-looking skin.

2. Your skin will be noticeably smoother.

Because Retinol can increase the speed of cell turnover in our skin, it acts in a similar way to an exfoliant, but is capable of much deeper, cellular-level changes to our face than any scrub can achieve. This, in turn, brings new cells to the fore and helps to transform grey and dull complexions into a fresh, healthy glow. Retinol use can also help accelerate the healing of scars, leading to smoother, more hydrated skin.

3. You will have less hyperpigmentation.

That’s those dark spots or patches on skin that are the result of former scarring, or from sun damage by UV rays. Regular Retinol use can help force those hyperpigmented skin cells out from the deeper layers of your face, leaving clear, undamaged skin in its wake.

4. You will get fewer spots.

Retinol works by helping to remove dead skin cells rapidly, which are the things that can lead to blocked pores, pimples and spots. Retinol also has antibacterial properties, so if you do get spots, it’s going to help stop them from spreading. And even if the odd blemish still appears, the wound-healing capabilities of Retinol can ensure that it heals faster.

5. It’s less expensive than prescription Retinol.

Sure, you can spend a fortune on a trip to the dermatologist to purchase prescription Tretinoin or Retin-A, but not only is it expensive (around £100 per tube, plus consultancy costs in the UK), it’s so strong that many skins can’t tolerate it.

Acne sufferers often struggle with ultra-strong prescription Retinols, as do people with sensitive skin types. Such side effects are less common, however, with conventional high-street Retinol Cream, and particularly products such as ours that is well buffered with skin soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil.