Why is Retinol (A) So Important? I see it in every ad these days. What we know is that essentially it is the purest form of Vitamin A to put on your skin. Retinol decreases pore size, reduces your fine lines, and it plumps your skin. Vitamin A is one of the best if not the best , vitamin for your skin. It’s a very potent antioxidant which works to protect your skin from free radicals and not only that but it also speeds cell turnover which repairs your damaged cells and stimulates your cell growth. In addition to finding this amazing vitamin in my Antioxidant Infusion Crème, you can eat foods such as Kale, Carrots, and sweet potato.