Retin-A

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Retin-A, a Vitamin-A derivative, is used to combat acne by increasing cell turnover which leaves skin with less blocked pores, and hence, less icky white or blackheads.

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Average Price: $50

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Worth It

I use the generic tretinoin. It took a long time to notice results (months), so get comfortable with the idea of using it for a while. It made my skin peel quite a bit with some redness when I first started, but once my skin adjusted to it after 8 weeks or so, those symptoms subsided. After... READ MORE

Not Sure

Im not sure if retin a is working. I have used it for the past 3 weeks and havent seen that much improvement. It made me break out more and made my skin turn red. some parts of my skin r a little bit more smoother though, others dry. Im going to keep going with the treatment for one more month,... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I must have the worst luck in the world when it comes to cosmetic devices (as you can see by my reviews). There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Retin-A and whether it thins or thickens the skin. In my opinion, it comes down to how thin your skin is already, how old you are,... READ MORE

Not Sure

I just started using Retin-A last night. I actually have the generic one, but my dermatologist said it works the same. Today, I don't see any difference, but I wouldn't expect to this quickly. I'm only suppose to apply it every third night at first. It's hard not to rush it. I'm tempted to just... READ MORE

Not Sure

Me first: oilish skin, with the “at least twice a month” huge pimple and many black heads, age spots and a few wrinkles. Mainly using Retin A to fight age spots and pimples. Started Retin A at the beginning of October. Every night , gel 0.025. Was looking like a teenager with acne for... READ MORE

Not Sure

ObAgi and Retin-a Day 1 Microdermabrasion in the am Night  Started ObAgi system with Retin-a Day 2 Looked sun-kissed No pain no itchiness no sting Applied a little to eye area where entire face was indicated Chin area is peeling Day 3 Woke up... READ MORE

Worth It

Retin A starts out harsh. I had 3 weeks of redness and peeling and my dermatologist had me switch to applying every other night. If you can stand the redness and peeling, it's absolutely worth it. I used Retin A and tetracycline for 4 years but after awhile I just needed the Retin A. I no... READ MORE

Not Sure

Trying this out to improve skin tone and prevent wrinkles. I'm 31 with some sun damage and old acne scars. I know it's going to get worst before it gets better. I've been using it for 2 days now and my skin is tender. It's a little red and starting to peel. I'm def NOT going to use it tonight. I... READ MORE

Worth It

My doctors recommended Retin A since the first time (2009) i visited them. for the first they said it Acne Vulgaris then they tried me the Retin A 0,005 for several months. at first it felt inconvenience because it turned my face skin into reddish and little bit itchy and hot. but its OK... READ MORE

Not Sure

Okay -- so I convinced my friend to use ourselves as human guinea pigs and try this tretinoin .1 percent I got from an online pharmacy for like six bucks (yeah, yeah, I know all the docs say not to trust overseas pharmacies but I can't stand the three hundred dollar price tag for the stuff here,... READ MORE

Worth It

I have fair, sensitive skin, and I have had a great experience with Retin-A, which I wanted to share. This stuff is amazing - I see an immediate and lasting effect on the quality of my skin. I never got redness, irritation, or much flaking (just a touch in the creases on either side of my nose)... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have been using retin a for 3 weeks. Im not sure if its working though. My acne clears up somewhat and then comes back few days after. I don't know if that's part of the process, but im going to keep going with the treatment for few more weeks. I hope it works. some parts of my face get dry... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 34 years old. I am white, skin tone- fair/ medium, type: mixed. I never had teenage acne, but I had acne in my early adult years - 20- 22. Back then, in Poland,cosmetics from " Avene"- Eau Thermale were very popular, and my dermatologist recommended them. I was using all 6 products from... READ MORE

Not Worth It

What I used: Atralin .05% How often I used it: A pea size amount once a week.  Took a couple of breaks when the adverse effects were too intense and unbearable. How I used it: Toner first, followed by moisturizer, 4% hydroquinone, then Atralin, and sunblock SPF30 (19% zinc oxide)... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have been faithfully using Retin-a 0.1% every day for 8 months now. I cannot see any visible change. Very disappointed. Perhaps the change is so gradual I do not notice. Skin still red and uneven. I did not have acne so nothing to report there. Wrinkles look the same. Nothing earth shattering... READ MORE

Not Sure

I'm only 21 and i had fine lines on my forehead so i read up on Retin a and decided to try it to prevent aging and fix any damage i had. WORST IDEA OF MY LIFE! I used it for 3 months at 0.5% in a cream base working up from once a week to about 3 times a week. I moisturised with... READ MORE

Worth It

I was prescribed tretinoin 0.025% (generic for retin-a) for mild adult acne that just started to develop about 6 months ago.My biggest problem was on my right jaw and forehead. I use it everynight 30 minutes after washing my face. It's been 1 w/and 3 days now, and so far so good. The second... READ MORE

Worth It

I was using a higher priced French label which had retin A in it and was okay with the result compared to any other store bought product but then realized the cost difference between prescription retin A and my tried and true product . I switched to the medical grade and found the results much... READ MORE

Not Sure

Been using generic .05% retin A for 3 days only. I am 40 and been told I look 30. have no wrinkles or acne. Using Retin-A for anti-wrinkles. However 3 days in its use, I have so many apparent wrinkles especially under my eyes which I never had before. My 15 year daughter told me I look 50... READ MORE

Worth It

Retin A works and you have to use it for an extended period of time, although, just after a week my face looked very smooth. It makes your face red for a little bit and that's why I apply it at night to my face and neck. I don't really notice any burning or stinging, just a teeny bit of... READ MORE

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