What Is Green Cream?

High potency skin care products formulated with retinol, Green Cream® was developed by a dermatologist to deliver youthful, smooth skin that radiates great health.

Green Cream contains the active ingredient retinol, which has been clinically shown to help repair sundamage and reverse the effects of aging skin. Unlike many other retinol products on the market, Green Cream not only contains retinol in effective concentrations, it is also packaged with a proprietary delivery mechanism to ensure that your skin will benefit from this beneficial ingredient, while minimizing the side effects commonly associated with using such an active product.

Looking for skin that glows plus looks and feels younger? Get Green Cream!

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For sensitive skin types and people that want to ease into a retinoid regimen should start with our Level 3 strength high potency retinol. Almost any skin type can use level 3. Though Level 3 is our mildest strength you can still expect to see visible results after a few months of daily use.

Advertise Here Green Cream Level 9 - 0.9% Retinol - an excellent alternative to prescription strength retinoid

Level 9 has been created for experienced users who have been using Green Cream Level 6 for 3 to 6 months. It can be gradually integrated into your skin care regimen. Level 9 makes an excellent alternative to a prescription strength retinoid.

Advertise Here Green Cream Level 6 - 0.6% Retinol for most skin types

Level 6 has been created for intermediate users and most skin types. It delivers excellent sun damage reversing results. 83% of those using this level exhibit little or no irritation. Most people can start with this level.

Retinol Cream FAQ

 1. What is retinol?
Retinol is one treatment from the group of medicines called retinoids – derivatives of Vitamin A, a fundamental building block for hair, skin, nails and vision.

2. How does retinol work?
Retinol is the most effective topical skin care treatment available due to its ability to penetrate the epidermis and actually change skin’s DNA.

3. When will I see a difference in my skin if I use retinol?
Most individuals should see a gradual improvement in the appearance of their skin as manifested by diminished pore size and an overall brighter, lighter skin tone. These changes will vary from person to person because skin types vary and frequency of use of the product will also make a difference.

4. How does retinol compare to antioxidant based treatments?
Since retinol actually penetrates the epidermis, it is the most effective anti-aging and repair treatment available. However, there are benefits to anti-oxidants treatments as well. The best course of action is to rotate these other treatments into your skincare regimen.

5. What’s the difference between tretinoin and retinol?
Tretinoin is an active form of topical Vitamin A available by a doctor’s prescription. Retinol is also an active form of Vitamin A and does not require a doctor’s prescription in concentrations of less than 1%.

6. I’ve heard that retinol makes your skin dry and flaky?
Because retinol accelerates shedding of the dull corneal cell layer, one gets the impression that the skin is dry. The older, epidermal cells are being replaced by younger, plumper cells. The shedding can be controlled by a mild exfoliant, moisturizers, and by reapplying the retinol one or two times over the shedding cells to hasten their replacement by younger cells.

7. Can I go out in the sun while using retinol?
Yes, but only if you are wearing a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 or above. Retinol stimulates exfoliation of the outer corneal cell layer, which renders the epidermis more prone to sunburn during the first few weeks of use. Therefore, sunscreens are very important. After using retinol during its recommended introductory period, sun tolerance returns to normal if a sunscreen is used daily.

8. What sort of sunscreen should I use?
Always use a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 or more, regardless if you’re using a retinol or not. Since chemical sunscreens can irritate some skin types, non-chemical sunscreens are available. (These usually contain microdispersed zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.)

9. What kind of moisturizer should I use with a retinol treatment?
Moisturizers are available for most skin types, but a simple, non-greasy, noncomedogenic moisturizer is appropriate for most individuals of any age.

10. Can I utilize microdermabrasion and chemical peels while using retinol?
Yes, but the retinol should be discontinued for up to five days before and after the procedure. The microdermabrasion and mild chemical peels can actually enhance penetration of the retinol by removing the superficial corneal layer of the epidermis.

11. Should I use an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) while using retinol?
AHA’s and other antiaging products can be used but it is best to apply them at a different time so that neither product is diluted and possibly made less effective.

12. Is it safe to wax while I’m using retinol?
No. Skin is more likely to irritate easily with waxing because the corneal layer of skin (shedding layer) has been thinned by the retinol. (The actual epidermis itself becomes thickened.)

13. What age should I start using retinol?
It is appropriate to start during the teenage years and young adult years. The teenage years are usually when pores begin to enlarge and clog. Since retinol can repair as well as prevent sun damage when sunscreens are used, it may also be appropriate in younger individuals in some circumstances.

14. How long should I use a retinol?
“Forever”, since Vitamin A is very important for the development and maintenance of normal skin, it will always be an essential nutrient to use. Other antioxidants and AHA’s can be added and actually can compliment and enhance the effect of the retinol.

15. Is retinol only for women?
Certainly not, men are just as concerned about improving the appearance of their skin by shrinking and unclogging pores and lightening discolorations. Sun damage will also begin to reverse in men as well as in women with long-term use of the retinol. Retinol will also benefit black skin, olive skin, and oriental skins.

Where To Buy Green Cream

Green Cream may be purchased at select retailers of quality skin care products. You can buy Green Cream at PharmacyMix.com.

How To Use Green Cream

You can maximize the benefits of using Green Cream and minimize irritation and side effects by following directions appropriate to your skin type.

As with any new skin care product, you should perform a patch test on a small area of your face. Wait 24 hours to see if you develop any kind of reaction. This is especially important with sensitive skin as Green Cream contains the skin active ingredient retinol. If you don’t experience a reaction, start slowly by applying a small amount of Green Cream to your face once a week for 2 to 3 weeks.

Which Level is Right For Me?

Beginners and individuals with sensitive skin should start with Green Cream Level 3 and build up to using it 3 times a week for a month. Your goal is to work up to applying Green Cream every other night. Patience will be required as your skin adjusts to treatment with retinol. You may experience mild irritation, but your patience will pay off with results. Don’t overdo it; even with infrequent applications, your skin will see some results.

If you don’t have sensitive skin you will most likely tolerate the use of Green Cream Level 6 at the outset. You will still need to build use gradually, eventually working up to Level 9 after using Green Cream Level 6 for 3 to 6 months.

How To Use Green Cream

Cleanse face with a mild soap or cleanser. Then apply a small amount of Green Cream to to the entire face, initially avoiding the eye and neck areas. Start by using Green Cream every other night for 1 to 2 weeks and gradually increase to once or twice daily as tolerated. For maximum benefit, use Green Cream in the evenings when possible as this product can easily be inactivated by light.

Occasionally, a burning or stinging sensation may be felt during the first few weeks of use. Redness or a mild rash can also develop. Discontinue use of the product for a few days and apply a bland moisturizer or mild hydrocortisone cream or lotion as needed. The latter should be discontinued when symptoms are improved.

Flaking may occur since dull sun-damaged cells are being shed and new, younger cells are being stimulated. As needed, using a mild exfoliant followed by a moisturizer can help shed the peeling skin.

Precautions with Green Cream

Retinoids, as found in Green Cream, can increase your sensitivity to the sun so try to minimize your exposure to sunlight wherever possible. Wear a broad spectrum UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 daily, year round to protect skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

Discontinue using Green Cream a week before waxing the skin for hair removal.

Avoid astringents or toners as they may be too drying.

Keep out of reach of children.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If product gets in the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

Green Cream Benefits

Green Cream benefits skin in many ways including the following:

  • Tighten skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines making skin look and feel years younger
  • Impart a luminous glow to skin
  • Unclog and cleanse pores helping to eliminate blemishes and make pores look smaller
  • Even skin tone and lighten discolorations making it useful in conditions such as Melasma, age spots and scars.

How Does Green Cream Work?

Green works in several ways. Retinol, as found in Green Cream, helps to accelerate skin cell turnover. Cell turnover decreases as we age and Green Cream can reduce it from the standard 30 to 35 day cycle to as little as 5 to 6 days. This increase in cell turnover results in the formation of new skin cells giving skin a smoother and brighter look.

Green Cream benefits skin by stimulating collagen production. This contributes to the repair of cellular structure damage in the walls of the epidermis (skin’s top layer) as well as collagen and small blood vessels found in the dermis. The result is thicker, plumper and healthier skin.

Lastly, retinol, as found in Green Cream, can help to shrink oil glands thereby reducing pore size and diminishes scars. It can be beneficial to individuals suffering from acne.

Green Cream with Retinol should be considered an integral part of any anti aging skin care regimen with benefits to younger users suffering from acne and blemishes as well.

Green Cream and Retinol

Green Cream is formulated with one of the highest concentrations of retinol available without a prescription. This makes Green Cream an essential component of any anti aging skin care regimen. You will be rewarded with smooth, vibrant skin, free of blemishes and a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.

What is Retinol?

Retinol belongs to a group of ingredients called retinoids. Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds, which are structurally related to Vitamin A. Retinoids have demonstrated efficacy in treating a range of skin conditions including inflammatory skin disorders, some types of skin cancers, psoriasis, acne and photoaging. Retinoids include retinol, retinoic acid (tretinoin, available by prescription only) and retinyl palmitate.

Retinol itself is the whole Vitamin A molecule. It exerts its action on skin cells once it is broken down into retinoic acid along with other smaller components. The structure of retinol is small enough to allow it to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and act upon collagen and elastin that reside deeper down in the skin’s dermis. The result is a smoothing of wrinkles and lines, an increase in skin moisture and elasticity, a reversal of damage incurred by unprotected sun exposure and a more even skin tone leading to a glowing complexion.

How Does Retinol Work?

Once retinol is broken down into retinoic acid, it acts in several different ways:

  1. It optimizes communication between skin cells so that they function normally. This cell communication process is often disrupted during the normal aging process leading to skin cells that may not look or behave appropriately. Retinol helps to encourage normal communication leading to skin cells that behave like those when you were younger.
  2. It delivers antioxidant benefit, helping to fight free radical damage associated with inflammation and skin aging. Skin cells become stronger and healthier.
  3. It can unclog pores making it useful in the management of conditions such as acne and keratosis pilaris.
  4. It stimulates the production of collagen, which declines with age. Collagen is an essential component of the skin’s supporting framework. An increase in its production leads to skin that is thicker, plumper and healthier.
  5. It reduces pigmentation making it useful in the treatment of Melasma, age spots and other hyperpigmentation disorders.

Retinol Must Be Packaged Appropriately

Retinol is effective, but also very light sensitive. For this reason, retinol products should be packaged in containers that will maintain its efficacy. Airless pumps and opaque containers as found in Green Cream will keep retinol products effective from the moment you open it until the product is gone.

Beware of retinol products that are packaged in jars and bottles that expose it to light. Most of these products will be rendered ineffective soon after you open the package ensuring that you will not receive any benefits to your skin.

Whether you choose from a retinol cream, retinol lotion or a retinol serum, check to see how much retinol is your preparation. Some brands do not list concentrations. If you notice that retinol is one of the last ingredients in the ingredient list, be cautious as you may not be receiving enough retinol to do anything.