Some face oils can work quite nicely for moisturizers while
using Retin-A. An effective way to make sure the oil absorbs is to pat it into
your skin. We have our patients apply their moisturizer before their vitamin a
cream. This provides a barrier, and helps avoid irritation. It’s a good idea to
check with your physician’s office that prescribed you the vitamin A cream, and
make sure they believe the oil is a proper moisturizer. We sell a face oil at
our office that works great with vitamin A creams, but not all oils are the
We begin all patients on Retin A with a ceramide cream. In particular, we recommend the Elevase Moisture Booster with Opti-Ceramides at least once daily.