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 use retin-a .05% and will say its the best thing in my regime and I will never go without. You will experience peeling and redness for several weeks while your skin adjusts to using it, but believe me it is well worth it. I've been using it for almost 4 months and my skin is already... READ MORE

Hi, I began using Retin 0.1% and Hydriquonine 6% on Sep of this year I used it for about 3 weeks only at night (every other night I might add). I did go out in the sun a few times and I don't know if perhaps I was not well protected with sunscreen. I noticed that I had developed new... READ MORE

I have been using Tretinoin for the past 9 months. I have really been pleased with the results. I had a facelift, brow lift and fat transfer last November. I asked my Plastic Surgeon what is the best thing I can do to maintain the results and he said use Retin A/Tretinoin. I have some skin... READ MORE

Pros- My face IMMEDIATLY tightened and I could feel the product working. Worked extremely well with mildly severe acne. (combination skin) After a month of use, my skin has NEVER looked better. (used Retin-A at night and a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide in the morning.) Cons- Dryness did occur...used... READ MORE

I started using Retin A in 1988 to keep the wrinkles at bay after reading the book "Retin A and Other Youth Miracles". I've used it every single day. I wouldn't do without it. I'm 59 years old and everyone guesses my age at 39-40 (even the guy at the fair -- won a nice prize that day. lol). ... READ MORE

28 yr. Old biracial with mild-moderate hormonal type acne. Had to really be patient and give this product time. Things got worse before they got better but now are consistently better. My tips: Less is more- apply that to everything. Makeup with less ingredients and non-comodogenic. I Use Shea... READ MORE

Finally finally finally i got one and only thing to get rid of my acne or i can say pus pimples white heads.well let me reval to you my previous experience and history of my skin.i am blessed with crystal fair and clean complexion. In my teenage around 18 i started getting big pimples mainly... READ MORE

So upon my upcoming 26th birthday, I decided it was time to begin a Rentin A regimen. On my 25th birthday I gifted myself Juvederm to treat nasalabial folds and to add a bit to my already plump pout. Anyways, I have experienced Severe peeling and flaking skin. Although I purchased tretinoin over... READ MORE

After consulting with a skin center representative after having a facial, it was recommended that I try using .5% retin-A. My skin has aged more than my years due to a love of the sun, tanning beds, and not washing my face or using moisturizers for most of my 20s & 30s and very inconsistently... READ MORE

I once started retin-a last year because of a few dermatologists saying I had clogged pores. I stopped within a month because my skin was so red, itchy, uncomfortable and I had broken out like crazy. My skin went back to normal but I still had hundreds of clogged pores. Months later I was tired... READ MORE

Okay, first of all, it was so worth it. If you don't have patience then retin a (tretinoin) is not for you. Another thing, im sorry but I don't think retin a is for people with severe acne, it's more for moderate. I started off with the 0.1% strength. The initial breakout happened for about two... READ MORE

I developed light adult acne on my cheeks that looked sorta like a rash that got worse when I wore foundation. I started my treatment with an oral antibiotic along with .025 strength Retin A. I used it every day. After the first six weeks, I was able to stop taking the oral antibiotic. I use... READ MORE

This is my second night on Retin-A. I'm 25 years old and have been dealing with acne for the last five years. I've had clear days and some not so clear. I tried so many things to combat my acne and now I'm turning to Retin-A as it was recommended from more than one esthetician. I'm already going... READ MORE

I'm 22, male. I started using Retin-A in October 2013 to help with acne and some acne scarring. I used less than a pea sized amount every other night for the first 2 months, then every night. In December I noticed my face looked a little thinner, but assumed I was losing weight due to... READ MORE

I am really beginning to question and wonder about Dermatologists. Why is it that 99% of derms out there tell you that Retin A can't harm or damage the skin? Why do they insist that that it ONLY makes skin beautiful as long as you "keep at it!"? Before trying Retin A I read all the reviews. I... READ MORE

I've been using Retin A for about 4 years. It brightens the look of my skin, lightens my freckles, reduces lines and improves my skin texture. I used to spend over $500 a year on department store facial serums and moisturizers. Now I just use the Retin A and spend less than $170 a year. Since... READ MORE

I'm just about at the 1 month mark from starting Retin-A, and I definitely see some differences. My skin has always had mild-moderate acne and after trying several different medicines I was officially fed up, so my doctor prescribed Retin-A. I was a little wary at first because I do tend to... READ MORE

I've used Retin A for 3 years now, slowing increasing the strenght to .1%. I've dealt with nothing but red, irritated, peeling skin to this day. I tell my derm who says to "be patient and don't give up." I was stupid to listen to that for 3 years! I have dry peeling scaly skin; my self esteem is... READ MORE

I was 31 when I noticed my skin getting a bit more dry in the winter time than usual. I guess I was overreacting and started to search a good anti age treatment over the internet. I ended up doing a micro needling session 3 times. Doctor did it with 1,5mm needless. Afterward the doctor... READ MORE

My dermatologist prescribed Retin-A for my severe acne after exhausting quite a few other options. Retin-A is only available via prescription. If it's not covered by your healthcare provider, you may purchase it for around $600.00 or more. I'm African American and was a bit skeptical to use... READ MORE

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