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 have been dealing with acne since I was 12 years old. The worst it has ever been was in high school when I dealt with mild-moderate cystic acne. I had been prescribed tretinoin many times before but never had success as I couldn't stick with a routine long enough to see results all the way... READ MORE

I just turned 50 and, although no one guesses me to be 50 years old, I am starting to see my forehead expression lines go a little deeper, little fine wrinkles by my eyes and fine wrinkles here and there. When I have makeup on, you cannot see them but I am not ready to do botox. I will save... READ MORE

Hello, I've decided to record my journey with retin-a. At first I was hesitant to try the product due to some horror stories but from what I've seen the good out way the bad so I figured I would give it a shot. So as you all know anyone who used/ jut starting this product goes through the... READ MORE

I had been using for about a month some retin a that I bought from an Indian pharmacy. I explained to my doctor concern about using pharmacy, so asked if she would prescribe me some retin a. I have a lot of scaring from years of acne, I also got the boil spots around my jaw line. I have also... READ MORE

I have decided to try Retin-A to help improve the texture of my skin and combat the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. My first application was last night, it was meant to be a test spot, but the cream came out so fast when I opened the tube that I ended up treating both cheeks! My... READ MORE

I started getting acne when I was 14yo. At first I would just get it on my chin and forehead and antibiotics cleared it up fast. At age 19 I had severe cystic acne and again antibiotics worked (lymacycline). I had a few breakouts after this but managed to control them. Then when I was 26 I had... READ MORE

After getting the implanon, my skin was at its worst. My doctor failed to mention to me that it was pure estrogen, but my skin did not. I wanted my flawless skin back. First I saw a new doctor and got my implanon removed. Then I saw a dermatologist for the first time ever, and she prescribed me... READ MORE

Hey guys so I'm new to this but I just wanted to post to see if anyone has went or is going through what I'm going through and can give me some advice. I broke out for the first time ever in 7th grade when I first got my period. Ever since then it hasn't stopped. I've been scarring since 9th... READ MORE

Started using the Retin -A a couple nights ago... .05... For wrinkles... First nighti woke up and there was no difference. Face may of seemed a lil tighter... 2nd morning I woke up with a bit of peeling on my chin and around my lips... Day 3 of waking up a lil more dry skin than the day before.... READ MORE

I started using tretinoin cream for fine lines and acne yesterday, I can't remember the exact percentage right now but i'll update with that info later. I think it's 0.25. I'm using around my eyes and mouth and I'm determined to stick with it until I see results, so I'm really hoping I do. I had... READ MORE

Ok, so I didn't want to write my review until I had a few weeks to understand how the Retin-A would react with my skin. After switching birth controls with my doctor I started to get severe cystic acne on my face. I was getting one every 2 days! They hurt and scar my face, so I decided to talk... READ MORE

When I was 23 I returned to the Northeast from baking in the sun in Hawaii for three years. I went to see a dermatologist for acne and dark splotches that didn't fade when my dark tan did. He prescribed Retin-A 0.1% (the strongest formulation) and I've been using it nearly every night since then... READ MORE

I was tired of my fine lines,adult acne and dull complexion. My Dermatologist suggested I try Retin -A. I use the lowest strength which is .025%. I started using it every other night for the first month. Now I use it every night on my face and neck. I avoid my eye area though. I now get... READ MORE

Very oily skin - 54 years old - when I was younger I would wake in the morning as if I had baby oil slathered on my face, not so oily as that these days but have always had adult acne which I have controlled with the contraceptive pill. After menopause the acne started again - sore lumps under... READ MORE

I have creases and fine lines on my cheeks, crows feet at eyes, horizontal lines at nose ridge, lines in forehead, and a few threatening lines at lip and a above eyebrow . I also have been getting painful and ugly pimples around chin and jaw line, sometimes at forehead and hairline . Sun... READ MORE

I have commented on other real self members reviews about retin a and decided to do my own. I have been using it regularly for over 1 year. One question I am seeing a lot is "what to buy" and "where to buy". So I started of buying mine from a seller online based in UK and I found the website on... READ MORE

I have suffered from acne since my teenage years. I have tried everythinf literally over the counter from a chemist to cure acne. Absolutely nothing had worked. I finally had enough and went to my doctor and discussed my acne. The doctor gave me a script for Retin A cream. Costs $30 AUD for a... READ MORE

I've been using Retin-A Micro .1% for 16 weeks now. At first I broke out some and I was dry and peeling. I used Vanicream moisturizer and because I used it religiously I was never terribly red or irritated looking. I used only warm water to wash my face at first because everything seemed too... READ MORE

When I started retin-a I was so insecure and had tried everything. This was the last stop before accutane which I really did not want to take. My skin started off very inflamed and painful but started clearing up about 2 months into using the product. My skin tolerated the product well so in the... READ MORE

Began Applying Retin A 0.050 approximately ten days ago. I am using it every other night. I am experiencing phenomenal results,facial skin is smooth and brighter, firmer,sun damage has minimized and overall no side effects. Very,very minor peeling and I mean minor. I will continue using the... READ MORE

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