Difference Between Similar Terms and Objects

Difference Between Retinol and Vitamin C

What is Retinol and Vitamin C?

Retinol and vitamin C, are 2 anti-aging skincare powerhouses that ensure and promise powerful skin healing properties and beneficial results in real time.

 

What is Retinol?

Retinol is one of the many different types of retinoids and is the umbrella term allocated to all vitamin-A derivatives. Vitamin A or retinol is an anti-aging molecule which is responsible for acceleration of skin-renewal and reduction of lines, age spots and wrinkles.

Retinol, sinks into the skin and helps in speeding up cell turnover, further helping the body to churn out smoother and fresher, skin again. It basically tricks the body into the thought that it is younger than it is, very efficiently establishing a real-life Benjamin Button scenario. 

 

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin. It is not usually stored in the body exception in insignificant amounts. Vitamin C must be replenished daily. Vitamin C, also termed as ascorbic acid as well as l-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin present in various food items and usually sold as a dietary supplement. It is a vital nutrient which helps in repairing of tissues and in the enzymatic production of several neurotransmitters.

Ascorbic acid is also used in preventing and treating scurvy (a disease caused by a severe deficiency of vitamin C in the diet). This vitamin is mainly present in veggies and fruits. Bodies need vitamin C to maintain skin, blood vessels and bones. It also helps in producing collagen – a protein required to develop and maintain gums, skin, bones, vertebrae discs, healthy teeth, cartilage, joint linings, and blood vessels.

 

Difference Between Retinol and Vitamin C

Definition

Retinol

Retinol, also termed as Vitamin A, is type of vitamin present in food items and used as a dietary supplement. Retinol (Vitamin A) is basically used in treating and preventing vitamin A deficiency, especially the one which results in xerophthalmia.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also termed as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient present in some foods. It also serves as an antioxidant, that helps to safeguard cells from the harm and destruction caused by free radicals. The body also requires vitamin C to create collagen – a protein needed to help in healing wounds.

Formula

Retinol

Retinol also termed as vitamin A has the formula – C20H30O

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also termed as ascorbic acid and l-ascorbic acid has the formula – C6H8O6

Benefits

Retinol

  1. Incredible skin complexion and younger looking skin
  2. Anti-ageing benefits
  3. Reduces acne
  4. Battles hyperpigmentation
  5. It stimulates the elastin in skin thereby increasing its elasticity
  6. Retinol safeguards the skin from oxidative stress, external aggressors, ageing issues caused by pollution, sun, and other environmental factors that affect the cell health that help to keep you looking beautiful and youthful
  7. Soothes Rosacea

Vitamin C

  1. Strong Antioxidant that may lessen down the risk of chronic diseases
  2. Reduces high blood pressure
  3. Lowers heart disease risk
  4. Reduces blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks
  5. Helps prevent iron deficiencies by enhancing and improving iron absorption
  6. Boosts immunity by helping white blood cells function better
  7. Safeguards memory and thinking as you age

Deficiency

Retinol

Retinol or Vitamin deficiency causes;

  1. Dry skin – skin issues like hyperkeratosis and acne 
  2. Dry eyes
  3. Night blindness
  4. Infertility and Trouble Conceiving
  5. Delayed growth
  6. Throat and chest infections
  7. Poor wound healing
  8. Frequent infections
  9. Risk of anaemia
  10. Death in pregnant women and harmful impacts on the foetus by slowing development and growth
  11. Vision loss caused by scarring from corneal ulcers

Vitamin C

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid deficiency causes

  1. Scurvy
  2. Fatigue
  3. Connective tissue defects (example, gingivitis, petechiae, internal bleeding, rash, impaired wound healing)
  4. Rough and bumpy skin
  5. Corkscrew-shaped body hair
  6. Bright red hair follicles
  7. Spoon-shaped fingernails with red spots or lines
  8. Dry and damaged skin
  9. Swollen and painful joints
  10. Easy bruising
  11. Weak bones
  12. Bleeding gums and tooth loss
  13. Poor immunity
  14. Persistent iron deficiency anaemia
  15. Unexplained weight gain
  16. Chronic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
  17. Poor mood

Treatment for deficiency

Retinol

  1. Vitamin A supplements
  2. Diet rich in vitamin A like foods, such as beef, liver, sweet potatoes, chicken, fortified milk, eggs, carrots, mangoes, and leafy green vegetables.

Vitamin C

  1. Vitamin C supplements
  2. Diet rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, broccoli, potatoes, and strawberries.

 

Summary of  Retinol vs. Vitamin C

The points of difference between Retinol and Vitamin C have been summarized below in a tabular form. See the following comparision chart in an image format.

 

Dr. Amita Fotedar -Dr

Research Consultant: PhD in Environmental Sciences at History of working in Elite Research Institutes like United Nations Development Program
Dr Amita Fotedar is an experienced Research Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in elite Research Institutes like United Nations Development Programme, Istanbul, Turkey, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Srilanka.
Skilled in Biological Sciences, Environmental Health, Natural Resources, Water Resource Management, and Renewable Energy, she has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Jammu, India. Apart from her PhD, she has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Studies from International Pacific University, New Zealand Campus, and has also been rewarded a certification in Climate Studies from Harvard University (EdX). She is a recipient of Academic Excellence Award from International Pacific University, New Zealand campus. At present she is pursuing MicroMasters in Sustainable Energy from The University of Queensland, Australia.
She is a Co- founder and Research Advisor for a New Zealand based Sustainability and Environmental Services Entity and is also a member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association at SDG Academy, offering mentorship (a collaborative network of academic and research institutions under the auspices of UN Secretary-General). She has around 35 national and international publications to her credit.
Dr. Amita Fotedar -Dr

Latest posts by Dr. Amita Fotedar -Dr (see all)


Search DifferenceBetween.net :

Custom Search


Help us improve. Rate this post! 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...

Email This Post Email This Post : If you like this article or our site. Please spread the word. Share it with your friends/family.


Leave a Response

Please note: comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

References :


[0]Image credit: https://pixabay.com/de/photos/frucht-thermometer-vitamin-c-3071905/

[1]Image credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Retinol_3D_balls.png

[2]Mayo-Wilson, E., Imdad, A., Herzer, K., Yakoob, M. Y., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2011). Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bmj, 343, d5094.

[3]Mukherjee, S., Date, A., Patravale, V., Korting, H. C., Roeder, A., & Weindl, G. (2006). Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety. Clinical interventions in Aging, 1(4), 327.

[4]Padayatty, S. J., Katz, A., Wang, Y., Eck, P., Kwon, O., Lee, J. H., ... & Levine, M. (2003). Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention. Journal of the American college of Nutrition, 22(1), 18-35.

[5]Vilter, R. W. (1980). Nutritional aspects of ascorbic acid: uses and abuses. Western Journal of Medicine, 133(6), 485.

Articles on DifferenceBetween.net are general information, and are not intended to substitute for professional advice. The information is "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS". User assumes all risk of use, damage, or injury. You agree that we have no liability for any damages.


See more about : ,
Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Finder