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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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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

At 30 I randomly developed horrible acne. My derm told me that it was due to blocked pores and put me on Retin-A. I followed so many people's advice, washing first, drying, using lotion, only at night, etc. etc. No matter what I did my acne got worse, and worse, and worse. At four months I'd had... READ MORE

Hi everyone, ^_^ I am 23 :) I was suffering from Acne almost 9 years I used so many products but everything is same with my acne The dermatologist adviced me this time to use Retin-A with type of Antibiotic tablets. normally, I put Sun Protection 35% when I go out It's my third... READ MORE

When I was teenager, I was always told that acne will be gone after the hormones got stable and going into adult skin. But unfortunately it wasn't true. I wish I had the photos to show you how bad my skin was; it was so oily (I have to touch up 3 times a day) & I can't go a day without make... READ MORE

I'm 55 years old and have used the Retin .05% for around 5 months for anti-aging. First there was a lot of redness, peeling and itching. I about fainted when I woke up one morning with this sort of wrinkly or crepe look around my eyes. All of this was just a "breaking in" period and now has... READ MORE

I'm 58 years old and my face had been holding up well over the years, up until about three years ago, when some fine lines showed up and a bit of drooping on either side of my mouth, and the typical signs of aging in the neck. I have fair but normal skin (as far as oiliness to dryness) and an... READ MORE

Ok i got it for free from a doctor in the islands. your skin either breaks out more then heal or it starts right away, i live in canada, i only use it when i break out then stop. but it works, i use it in the night an 100% coconut oil in the morning and a humidifier at night weither its summer... READ MORE

I have used Tretinoin Gel .025% for the past month. I was planning on going the 3-2-1 schedule--every third night in week 1, every other night in week 2, and every night in week 3-- in order to allow my skin to acclimate, but I found that to be unnecessary. The first time I put it on, I couldn't... READ MORE

I recently used RetinA as it was recommended to me by a Dermatologist to help prevent the development of future sebaceous hyperplasia. I used the product exactly 6 times and it helped to exfoliate the skin on my nose. In doing so, it made a ton of spider veins on my nose bright red and so much... READ MORE

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