Factor-A and Factor-A Plus® are cutting-edge technologies that fall into the category known as Retinoids. Retinoids are a group of naturally occurring and synthetic compounds that have Vitamin A-like biological activity. They play a critical role in skin growth, repair and epithelial cell differentiation. Over the past 20 years, tremendous research has focused on certain Retinoids, particularly retinoic acid, for the purpose of treating various skin abnormalities including acne, actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions) and skin changes due to photodamage and aging.
Jan Marini Skin Research has identified new stabilization and delivery components that enable Retinol, a dietary form of Vitamin A, to be delivered in a stable fashion where it is converted by certain enzymes into retinoic acid, while avoiding superficial redness, peeling and irritation.