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27 Year Old Treating for Hormonal Cystic Acne - Scottsdale, AZ

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

52 and Have Used Retin-A Rx for 27 Years. New Jersey, NJ

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

50 Years Old Starting Using Retin -A 18 Months Ago

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

Retin - A is the Way to Go - New Zealand

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

40, Mild & Painful Adult Acne&wrinkles. Belton, TX

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

Retin a Nightly Use my Experience So Far

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

26 Year Old Suffers from Acne. Using Retin A Cream - Maryborough, AU

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

43 Years Old...some Sun Damage and Occasional Breakouts. - Akron, OH

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

Retin-a for Acne! - Kansas City, MO

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

43 Minimal Signs of Facial Aging - Hanover, PA

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

18 Year Old Female - Riten A

I did the 12 month oral version of retrieve cream (oratane) when I was 13. I had perfect skin after a struggle of terrible side affects throughout the 12 months. My skin is slowly getting bad again and I'm trying this because I would never go back to the oral version. Want it gone (including the... READ MORE

18y/o Female

Hey there. Here's just a diary for me to keep track of my journey with retin-a. I'm using the stieva-a brand at 0.025 strength. A little background information. I hAd severe acne when I was 14 and I went to a derm and got cured with flawless skin. However, I stopped using the products... READ MORE

Obagi - Chicago, IL

I've used obagi products before and used it for about 3 yrs when I was in Canada. I stopped using it 4 yrs back. It's hot, humid and dusty over here in karachi Pakistan with pollution. My skin got dull and uneven again. I'm 50 yrs and started looking old. I've again started using obagi tretinoin... READ MORE

Been on Retin-A for Years. Kansas City, MO

I originally went to a dermatologist because I was having hormonal-related cystic acne around my jawline. I'm talking about the deep stuff that sticks around for days and days. I asked for the Retin-A ( I acutally use the off-brand Tretinoin, but I will call it Retin-A because it's easier... READ MORE

With Solace, I Fight Along Side You Against the Battle of Cystic Acne with Plenty of Scars - Houston, TX

So far I've been contemplating about the long term effects of Acne and Milia on the face, and so far I can assure you the scarring is beyond the visible spectrum. From the active Milia still residing on my face and the random cystic acne I get every now and then (haven't gotten any so far since... READ MORE

Retin-A Works! (Even the Second Time Around) *with PICS!* - Germantown, TN

Hey guys! So, I have finally decided to write a review on Retin-A-- a product that I have been using (along with other products in a regimen) since 2011. I've had acne since 6th grade, but when I turned 21, it moved from just my forehead to ALL OVER my face. Only thing clear was my nose! I tried... READ MORE

15yo, Mild to Moderate Acne Ft. Tretinoin(Retin A) and Clindamycin - USA

Okay, so I started getting acne around 13yo. It was a pimple here and there, and it really didn't bother me. Well, a few months before my 15th b-day my acne slowly started getting worse, and I started getting redness around my nose. I tried multiple brands within that time and none helped at... READ MORE

Trying out Retin-A - Mountain View, CA

After reading several reviews and blog posts raving about Retin-A and how you should start early to prevent wrinkles and aging, I got a tube of Obagi tretinoin 0.05%. I put my first pea-sized amount over my cheeks, chin, and forehead last night. Based on the reviews, I expected some red spots... READ MORE

Retin-a: Initial Breakout 8 Months Long. I Miss my "Before" Skin! - British Columbia, BC

I'm 20 years old and I've had acne since I was 8 (yes, 8!). For a number of years, I kept it mostly under control with topical antibiotics, but last summer, I had a major breakout, the worst I've had since high school. I was put on a short course of antibiotics and then .01% of Retin-a to... READ MORE

My Tretinoin Microsphere Experience - Tennessee

I started using tretinoin microsphere 0.04% on May 29th. I've been using it every night since. It seemed to irritate my skin badly at first and contribute to acne. Now my skin is clear. I didn't take pictures of it because you couldn't see in pictures, but tretinoin also helped tiny pimples on... READ MORE

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