What product do you suggest for the eyes which contain Retin-A?

  • simk420
  • Toronto, ON
  • 4 months ago

I don't know of any products with Retin-A for the eyes. Am in need, any suggestions would help. A little about me:- 28-yr old, starting to notice superficial fine lines under eyes.- Under eye skin region is thin, sensitive, and oily so; looking for a 0.01% Retin-A treatment if available. If not, open to other suggestions. Thanks.

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Don't use vitamin C to buffer the tretinon will be very irritating. Vit C wourks well to counteract free radicals and sun so it's best used in the am. Try something very mild under the tretinoin, even olive oil works very well, and then let it sink in, 20 mins or so. I use vit C in the am, first think after washing, let it sit then my oils, let it sit, then sunscreen. PM I wash, use my oils, wait 20 mins then use the active (tretinon most nites, sometimes other things depending on my mood)
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I use the same tretinoin (generic RetinA) around my eyes as I do on my face. My skin has thickened and smoothed out considerably, though, at almost 60, I have bags under and excess skin over. It can be irritating, buffering helps for me. After washing my face I apply my moisterizer (for me is a natural and essential oil blend), then let that soak in for 20-30 minutes before I apply the tretinoin (3-4 times week). I apply almost to the lash line on myself, but I think the insert says not to. *shrug* I have always done it that way and know lots of people that do. I have used cream and gel forms, also tazorac, in .05 up to .1 strenghth. Start slow, buffer and build up to it imo. ps, when I have overdone it, I don't notice for about 3-4 days, then it's already done and I have to back off and wait for the irritation to subside, then start over. So maybe start with once a week... hth
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Thanks. I've been using the same type as well (tretinoin) 0.01% for the past couple months. I use it every night on my whole face and then I apply a hydroquinone 4% cream on top of it as a corrector cream. I have a feeling that I am over-using the tretinoin under my eyes because the superficial lines have worsened there. So, I think I will take a break from using it there for a while. Overall I do see a vast improvement in my skin and smoothness however it has the opposite effect under my eyes which I dont quite understand
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The eyes take a while to adjust I think, but I do believe it's beneficial. Not sure what your skin type/issues are but once you get the skin around your eyes healthy you might give it another go and use a neutral, nourishing moisturizer underneath and let it sit for awhile before applying the tretinoin. I have seen some doctors advise this technique also. The eyes can get pretty scary looking if you go too fast. I think I peeled, ect when I first started using it (decades ago lol). Good luck
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Okay thanks for the feedback. I will use those tips. Also, I wanted to mention that in the leaflet of the tretinoin gel, it stated that once you see that the gel has met the requirements to your skin, that you should stop using it afterwards. I was wondering why it stated that. Like, are we not supposed to use it as a daily preventative measure once it has met our needs? or if we continue to use it, will it have the opposite effect? It's a little confusing and concerning because i dont want it to have any negative implications from long-term usage. You know what I'm saying? My goal is to continue using it and increase the % level until I get to 0.1%. Actually my skin is great, the main reason for the gel is to put it under my eyes and hopefully get rid of the superficial lines, I just put it on the rest of my face for added measure.
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I think most knowledgeable people use it "forever". My understanding is that if you stop using it then you begin losing the benefits. Not sure why it would say that? It is one of the only scientifically documented skin improver (for lack of a better phrase). It's the second most important item in my skincare regimen; the first is sunscreen. Topical Vit C is next, well maybe a tie with drinking water, really plumps your skin. I think if you start younger, who knows how great you will look as you get older? Will be interesting to find out...
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What brand of vitamin C do you use? I'm looking for a moisturizer that has vitamin c which I could use a buffer under my eyes before I put on the tretinoin but, Im not having any luck on finding such products
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I make my own actually, with NOW foods ascorbic Acid crystals 1) Water 2) Powdered ascorbic acid 3) A sealable air-tight dark small container Put warm water into a 100 ml container, add 1 tsp of powder, shake to the crystals to be delved. Keep the bottle in the fridge. Lots of good ones out there, they oxidize quickly unless they have preservatives in them. There's some great skin care forums out there, here's one you may like http://www.skincaretalk.com/f/
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Thanks for the great tips appreciate it
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First I dont know english very well...but I will try to understand you..if u want to look younger as like 16 year old boy... Than this is easiest and cheapest way of cure...without any surgery or needles...now I will give u a list of products for morning to evening and night care....some products are indian but not very hard to findout outside india.... Here comes the items and procedure.... 1. Clean and clear blackhead removal scrub (in the morning) 2. Patanjali aleovera gel( after scrub) 3. Spf 50+ sun screen (if u will go outside then) 4. Clean and clear acne control face wash or foaming face wash (wash your face again in the evening) 5. Retino-a 5% cream at night thin layer before going to bed (do it regularly) Continue this procedure for 1 year or six month..... Your life will be changed and you will have NO PIMPLES NO SCARS NO SUNBURN the only thing u will have fair and fresh face with lot of confidence...to face the world again....GOODLUCK
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