Retin-A

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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 have always looked younger than my age. I live in Scotland in the UK and we don't get much sun ! so that has probably got something to do with that, but as I hit 30 I began to see the first signs of creppiness on my upper cheeks and naso-labial wrinkles not folds, actual lines that would stay... READ MORE

I'm almost 40, and went to see a derm to treat my dark circles and the beginning of visible sun damage. I moved to SoCal two years ago and boy, did that sun make its mark on me. I used to live in a very sunny and warm part of the world, but it wasn't as close to the equator as LA is and I never... READ MORE

A little background about my skin : oily, acne-prone, with a lot of acne scars I'm 20 years old, been struggling with acne since I was 13 years old. I never tried any strong medication to heal my skin, just a few prescription cream and antibiotics from dermatologist, but none of them really heal... READ MORE

I want to start my story about retin A and why i used that . Although i cared a lot about my skin and applied best commercial creams , fruit masks, avoid sunshines , having good nutritions, i remarked that my face skin is not fresh it's somehow dark and not harmonic with my body skin. A doctor... READ MORE

Hello, I used trentoin cream two years ago as I felt I was looking older...what I ended up with after was HUGE pores and pock/dent marks from old scars showing. I tried to leave my skin alone in hopes that it would heal and have tried multiple creams/exfoliation the past year and a half with no... READ MORE

Hi guys, i've been reading a lot of your stories about acne and what you've all been doing to help so I decided to write my own review. I had perfectly clear skin until about the middle of my freshman year in highschool when I started partying, all of the sudden my skin broke out and I had no... READ MORE

I was prescribed Retin-A to clear up some issues I've had with problems of the skin that pop up due to hormones. Within a week it completely changed the color/texture of the skin on my face. My doctor said to wait it out as these are normal side effects- ("it will get worse before it gets... READ MORE

I purchased generic Retin-A cream (tretinoin made by Johnson & Johnson) in the .05% strength. My reason for starting this medicine to kick off an anti-aging routine. BACKGROUND: I have used the tanning bed in the past and was a flight attendant for six years. Other than some fine crows feet... READ MORE

This is so scary. Started for acne flares (I'm 44 female) and derm winked and said hidden benefit is that helps with wrinkles. I was psyched! Started 5 weeks ago. Read up that it's fine to use around eyes, so figured why not! -My eye wrinkles have gotten so much worse. Bags, troughs,... READ MORE

**I am using it for the anti-aging benefits - not for acne.** My skin type: I never ever had any problems with acne. Just a couple of zits here and there - hormonally-based, I believe. My skin is definitely not oily but, not necessarily "dry" either - except sometimes in the winter. I am very... READ MORE

So I am on my 4th Week of Retin-a 0.025%. I started using it because of some mild adult acne I was experiencing around my chin area. Cystic acne! My gyno was the one who prescribed it. It took me a week to start using it because I had gone through hours of reviews and was terrified at the... READ MORE

After reading lots of reviews on retin a creams I decided to give it a go. I am 26.5 years old have some fine lines around my eyes and prone to breakouts. My skin is combination, sensitive, dry but also had acne and texture, was horrible! I always envied women who could wear no makeup and look... READ MORE

I went to a dermatologist for some acne (30 yr old male) and she gave me a script for tretinoin cream .025%. After only using it 3 times my skin is always super oily now and I have blotchy red skin. It's been almost 3 months since I used it and has not subsided at all. I have no idea what to... READ MORE

I am a 25 year old female living in California. I have had moderate acne for a little over 10 years. I have reached a point where my breakouts are manageable but I have so many deep clogged pores that the texture of my skin is very bumpy. In the past my skin has responded well to birth control,... READ MORE

Hello! I'm starting my own journal on my journey to clear skin. I'm 25 years old and have always dealt with acne since I was about 10 years old. It started to improve with only a few breakouts-- but always some activity present. Then, earlier this year... I had an explosion on my face! Worst... READ MORE

I have so many almost identical symptoms as many of you on here. Especially when I looked at someone's posted pictures, it's as if I was looking at my own skin. I, too, had pretty darn good skin before using Tretinoin (Retin-A). In hindsight, I had beautiful skin - with some mild acne that... READ MORE

BACKGROUND: I am 27. When I was a teenager, I had the occasional pimple but nothing too bad. I started on birth control and then stopped when I was 20. This is about the time that I started getting bad skin, mostly hormonal acne. I also drank and smoked a lot, so that certainly didn't help. I... READ MORE

I have had acne since I was 16. I am now 23. And I'm not talking about a zit here and there or just a few when I am PMSing...I am talking my entire face covered in cyctic acne. Constantly. I tried Proactive for a time and it did help. But after awhile my acne came back with a vengence. So my... READ MORE

I started using Retin-A as a teen for my acne. Since then, I've used it on occasion whenever I've had bouts of acne from stress. I'm using it again for adult acne. PROS: manages my acne keeps my skin looking young CONS: irritating causes redness, peeling and flaking. Pro tip:... READ MORE

I I am 53yrs old. When I was 28 I purchased Retin A for breakouts. I had these brown age spots around my mouth that made my face look dirty. After using the retin A, the skin with the brown spots began to peel. It peeled and peeled. Now I no longer have to use skin lighteners, the brown has been... READ MORE

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