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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Trying out Retin A for Acne Blemishes and Fine Lines - Phoenix, AZ

I am 29 years old and skin not so great at all. Dull complexion, acne, uneven skin tone. I started using retin A to see if it would help with my acne, fine lines, and just overall skin appearance. My friend let me use hers while I'm waiting on mine to come in from India from eBay . In the US... READ MORE

Adding Prescription Retin-A to my Beauty Regime - Atlanta, GA

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

Perpetual Confidence Issues Due to Acne

I started pharmacy school this year, moved near campus and life was in the fast lane since August. My skin started to look terrible and gone were the days when people complimented my skin. I've always had chronically congested pores on my nose and chin, but nothing like the cystic acne I was... READ MORE

26yrs Old with Awful Skin

I use to have beautiful skin using retinol products. The last product I was using was strivectin and then they changed their formula which caused my skin to get deep painful acne. I stopped using that and just continued to use my glycolic acid face wash by Mario badescu and using my body lotion... READ MORE

Tretinoin Cream .1% for 4 Months

I had iud birth control for less than 2 months and broke out terribly. I removed the iud and started tretinoin cream .1 every 2 days for about 6 weeks and now use almost every other night... i still am experiencing breakouts during my period, so the acne is not completely gone, but I feel like... READ MORE

Two Years Retin A Use, by Far the Best Commitment for my Skin I've Ever Made. - Great Britain, GB

I live on the coast and never bothered with sunscreen. In fact I loved the sun kissed appearance of mild sun burn. Nothing pleased me more than the feel of the sun on my face. Then people started to think I was older than my elder brother. Worse, I began to not recognise the face in the mirror.... READ MORE

Yikes! - New York

So I started a regimen of onexton and retin a micro on August 16 initially the pimples were drying up until about 14 days in! My forehead is now loaded with big inflamed breakouts!! I hope to godddd this clears up soon..I haven't been too dry I use cetaphil products and moisture twice daily.... READ MORE

Retin A Experience - San Antonio, TX

Hi Everyone, My name is Stephanie, I'm 27, and I began using Retin-A (Tretinoin Cream 0.025%) on March 14th. While at my physician's office we discussed my hormonal acne, and while I WAS taking a birth control pill to control the acne, the pill was having negative side effects on my body - so I... READ MORE

Retin A is a Life Saver!

I began using retin A in january 2014. I don't remember the specific date but it was definitely january. I was desperate to get clear skin so I would research acne cures every day and I found this and then made the decision to order it online. So I ordered a 20g tube of a ret gel from ebay. At... READ MORE

Retina-a 0.05 - Kenosha, WI

I did a lot of reading about retin-a! It was basically the only topical cream that could actually make new collagen and help wrinkles. I have used it on & off for yrs. but probably have used it now for about 5 years continually. You get dry and flakey in the beginning but if you can get past... READ MORE

24yo. Hormonal/Cystic Acne & Scars CLEARED with Persistent Use - Las Vegas, NV

Unfortunately I do not have any before or after photos because Taking photos of my horrible cystic acne outbreak was too painful to look at. BUT FIRSTLY, I have always struggled with mild acne; Enlarged pores, black heads and occasional white heads. When I was 21 (May 2012) I had my first... READ MORE

27years Old Facing Ance from 10 Years - Dammam, SA

Avotin A brand of Retin a after 2 weeks still no improvement i use it in the night before going to sleep wash my face with fair n lovely pimple off face wash n wait 20 mins n then apply a pea size avotin a on my whole face n not use any other product or moisturizer n not feel much redness or... READ MORE

Retin A 36 Years Old Acne and Anti Aging - Saint Petersburg, FL

I completed Aczone 6 months ago and two rounds of doxy, along with birth control to control my 20 year treatment resistant acne. I let my skin settle into a very minimal skin care routine and started retin A six months after the worst of the acne was over. My skin before aczone and doxy was... READ MORE

Retin A Blog - Irvine, CA

It's been 1 week so far and I'm planning to track my progress on here. I want to write down what I'm doing and I hope you guys can help me regulate what I do so that I can achieve the same successful results. what I'm using: Cetaphil Facial Wash (gentle) --> Should I switch to... READ MORE

Retin A

I've been using Retin A for 3 month and I can see a difference in my eye lids already. Everyone I know want to try it now. I'm a 55 yr old woman and I just want to look the best I can for my age .im using the high strength 1% which I buy online from a pharmaceutical company. My skin has shed... READ MORE

66 Years of Age Trying Retin A Before Opting for a Mini Lift or Botox and Fillers - Melbourne, AU

Just before my 66th birthday I started looking at the options for making my face look more youthful. I considered a mini lift, Ulthereapy, Botox and fillers, then I discovered Retin A on real self and then followed up with some youtube information. I ordered some 0.5 Retin A on line, the cost... READ MORE

Read Lots of Good Stuff About Retin A and Decided to Give It a Try.

Well I am 11 weeks in now and using it every night, the strength I am using is 0.05%. I started off slowly but after about 1 and a half months was using it every night. I am a bit frustrated as I find that I am still getting very dry and flaky and very red skin around my mouth. Everything I... READ MORE

26 Yrs Old with Moderate Cystic Acne - Vancouver, BC

Decided to finally try something from the doctor after all of a sudden developping acne about 2 years ago out of nowhere. I have never had acne in my life and started getting several cystic pimples on my chin/jawline, and lots of small bumps. Tried some things with no success, so I was... READ MORE

Ive Been Using Retin a for 4 Months. Bronx, NY

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

30 Yr Old, Adult Onset Acne on Cheeks and Body - New York, NY

I never had acne as a teen or young adult, but sometime in the last couple years I started breaking out pretty badly. I convinced my dermatologist to prescribe me the generic brand of Retin-A because I want the anti aging benefits as well. So far I'm still breaking out, even worse actually, but... READ MORE

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