Kera Tin

This week’s Part of the Pack…

No, that’s not the name of a famous drag queen who performs every year at gay pride in New York or San Francisco.  

And it’s actually all one word: Keratin.  It’s also not the entire word that I want to talk about.  

The word is:  Keratinization.  That’s right - it’s all about science!  You need to know what’s going on with skin function and skin anatomy to really understand aggressive treatments.    

As we head towards fall, every esthetician out there is LITERALLY biting his/her nails just thinking about going at their clients’ skin with some aggressive exfoliation.

Yes!  They’re ready to rip off all of that dead skin, clean out those clogged pores, scrape off those dark spots and get down to some gorgeous glowing skin by any means necessary….




Chemical Peels


By this point you’re asking - what does Keratinization have to do with aggressive fall exfoliation?

Back to the science!

Let’s define Keratinization.

The process in which the cytoplasm of the outermost cells of the mammalian epidermis is replaced by keratin. Keratinization occurs in the stratum corneum….

Here’s where I’ll blow your mind.  

Retinols don’t exfoliate your skin.  In fact, according to an article in American Spa Magazine:

Retinol accelerates cell renewal, increases enzyme activity, and normalizes the keratinization process…
— American Spa Magazine

Retinols don’t scrub away. They normalize your skin function and help to exfoliate and improve the skin!  That’s why we love retinol so much! So we reached out to our collection of skincare gurus and asked them to show us their favorite products with retinol, here’s what they showed us!

5 Ways To Get Real With Retinol

 Hale & Hush Rare Retinal Serum

Hale & Hush Rare Retinal Serum

Rare Retinol Serum - Hale & Hush

Want to know how this sensitive skin product is able to get potent retinol results? Want to find out the latest and hottest ingredient they use?  Click Here

Want to learn more about Hale & Hush?

 Circadia Nighttime Repair Plus

Circadia Nighttime Repair Plus

Nighttime Repair Plus - Circadia

This product increases cellular turnover in a very unique manner.  Want to know why this is ideal for new users of Vitamin A? Click Here

Want to learn more about Circadia?

 Dermelect Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum

Dermelect Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum

Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum - Dermelect

Want to know which forms of retinol that this luxurious serum contains and learn more about their unique delivery system? Click Here

 RX CannaCare Retinol

RX CannaCare Retinol

Collagen Retinol - RX Canna Care

Find out what added ingredient makes this retinol product stand out from the others, Click Here

Want to learn more about RX CannaCare?

 Dermodality Vitamin A: Intense

Dermodality Vitamin A: Intense

Vitamin A:  Intense - Dermodality

See what anti-inflammatory ingredient that this product includes to soothe skin while using a potent retinol, Click Here

Want to get gorgeous skin?  Retinol products can help give you a fresh glowing complexion. Bring fresh new skin cells to the surface on a regular basis.

Thank you to Halen & Hush, Circadia, Dermelect, RX Canna Care, and Dermodality for sponsoring this article.