Promise of a brighter and dewier complexion for spring.

“As the weather gets warmer and more humid, your skin can tolerate actives like retinol and vitamin C much better,” says @DanutaMieloch, founder of Rescue Spa in NYC and Philadelphia. “They’re a great way to treat post-winter dullness and dry skin.”⁣

Danuta The Pro: Danuta Mieloch, founder of Rescue Spa in NYC and Philadelphia

The Ingredient: Retinol The Superpower: Retinol is a topical form of vitamin A that assists in cellular turnover, which is essential to building new healthy skin cells and increasing collagen production. It also stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin. When used correctly, retinol tackles acne, post-acne scarring, lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

How to Use It: You want your skin to get acclimated to an active ingredient like retinol. Apply it before bedtime to take advantage of overnight skin regeneration and then apply a vitamin C on top or alternate days with vitamin C. Mieloch likes Environ Retinol 1 because it has a “lovely” gel consistency and contains colostrum and growth factors. “While you’re reaping all the benefits of retinol, you’re also repairing and rebuilding with colostrum,” she shares.