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What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. LEARN MORE ›
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I started using tretinoin cream for fine lines and acne yesterday, I can't remember the exact percentage right now but i'll update with that info later. I think it's 0.25. I'm using around my eyes and mouth and I'm determined to stick with it until I see results, so I'm really hoping I do. I had... READ MORE

I have decided to try Retin-A to help improve the texture of my skin and combat the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. My first application was last night, it was meant to be a test spot, but the cream came out so fast when I opened the tube that I ended up treating both cheeks! My... READ MORE

I have been dealing with acne since I was 12 years old. The worst it has ever been was in high school when I dealt with mild-moderate cystic acne. I had been prescribed tretinoin many times before but never had success as I couldn't stick with a routine long enough to see results all the way... READ MORE

Ok, so I didn't want to write my review until I had a few weeks to understand how the Retin-A would react with my skin. After switching birth controls with my doctor I started to get severe cystic acne on my face. I was getting one every 2 days! They hurt and scar my face, so I decided to talk... READ MORE

When I was 23 I returned to the Northeast from baking in the sun in Hawaii for three years. I went to see a dermatologist for acne and dark splotches that didn't fade when my dark tan did. He prescribed Retin-A 0.1% (the strongest formulation) and I've been using it nearly every night since then... READ MORE

I was tired of my fine lines,adult acne and dull complexion. My Dermatologist suggested I try Retin -A. I use the lowest strength which is .025%. I started using it every other night for the first month. Now I use it every night on my face and neck. I avoid my eye area though. I now get... READ MORE

I started getting acne when I was 14yo. At first I would just get it on my chin and forehead and antibiotics cleared it up fast. At age 19 I had severe cystic acne and again antibiotics worked (lymacycline). I had a few breakouts after this but managed to control them. Then when I was 26 I had... READ MORE

I bought a bottle of Nicel brand retin a for 2 bucks at the department store, Mind you Ill give a little bit on my skin. I am fair skinned with freckles and some acne scarring. I dont go out in the sun usually and I drink plenty water. my skin was beautiful before, I was wanting to start a skin... READ MORE

Hello, I've decided to record my journey with retin-a. At first I was hesitant to try the product due to some horror stories but from what I've seen the good out way the bad so I figured I would give it a shot. So as you all know anyone who used/ jut starting this product goes through the... READ MORE

Very oily skin - 54 years old - when I was younger I would wake in the morning as if I had baby oil slathered on my face, not so oily as that these days but have always had adult acne which I have controlled with the contraceptive pill. After menopause the acne started again - sore lumps under... READ MORE

I have creases and fine lines on my cheeks, crows feet at eyes, horizontal lines at nose ridge, lines in forehead, and a few threatening lines at lip and a above eyebrow . I also have been getting painful and ugly pimples around chin and jaw line, sometimes at forehead and hairline . Sun... READ MORE

I have commented on other real self members reviews about retin a and decided to do my own. I have been using it regularly for over 1 year. One question I am seeing a lot is "what to buy" and "where to buy". So I started of buying mine from a seller online based in UK and I found the website on... READ MORE

I have suffered from acne since my teenage years. I have tried everythinf literally over the counter from a chemist to cure acne. Absolutely nothing had worked. I finally had enough and went to my doctor and discussed my acne. The doctor gave me a script for Retin A cream. Costs $30 AUD for a... READ MORE

I've been using Retin-A Micro .1% for 16 weeks now. At first I broke out some and I was dry and peeling. I used Vanicream moisturizer and because I used it religiously I was never terribly red or irritated looking. I used only warm water to wash my face at first because everything seemed too... READ MORE

When I started retin-a I was so insecure and had tried everything. This was the last stop before accutane which I really did not want to take. My skin started off very inflamed and painful but started clearing up about 2 months into using the product. My skin tolerated the product well so in the... READ MORE

Began Applying Retin A 0.050 approximately ten days ago. I am using it every other night. I am experiencing phenomenal results,facial skin is smooth and brighter, firmer,sun damage has minimized and overall no side effects. Very,very minor peeling and I mean minor. I will continue using the... READ MORE

I did the 12 month oral version of retrieve cream (oratane) when I was 13. I had perfect skin after a struggle of terrible side affects throughout the 12 months. My skin is slowly getting bad again and I'm trying this because I would never go back to the oral version. Want it gone (including the... READ MORE

Hey there. Here's just a diary for me to keep track of my journey with retin-a. I'm using the stieva-a brand at 0.025 strength. A little background information. I hAd severe acne when I was 14 and I went to a derm and got cured with flawless skin. However, I stopped using the products... READ MORE

I've used obagi products before and used it for about 3 yrs when I was in Canada. I stopped using it 4 yrs back. It's hot, humid and dusty over here in karachi Pakistan with pollution. My skin got dull and uneven again. I'm 50 yrs and started looking old. I've again started using obagi tretinoin... READ MORE

I've been battling mild to moderate acne since I was a teenager. I am now 24 years old and I was sick of still getting acne! I mainly suffer from hormonal acne and break out around my chin/mouth region. Of course I am like most people who tried nearly everything in their teens to no avail. ... READ MORE

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