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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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Retin A, Aczone, and Doxycycline Review - Cary, NC

I've had moderate acne since I hit puberty and parts of my face are very red due to picking and some light scarring. The only thing I've ever done routinely is wash my face, usually once daily with Neutrogena deep cleanse. I went to the dermatologist on March 20th and was placed on this... READ MORE

Retin-A Micro 0.1% Roller Coaster 6 Month Update - Ridgefield, CT

I have been using Differin 0.3% for several years, all through high school and first year of university. It didn't completely eliminate my previously moderate acne, but it kept it at bay and my skin was generally pretty clear with normal, mild breakouts when I was stressed or didn't wash my... READ MORE

Bad for Sensitive Skin

Suddenly starting from the June-12 i am getting lot of acne, it might be due to stress or lot of chocloates or hormonal change but i am not sure. However it is universal truth that it leads to depression. I started with some home remedies but it made my acne more worst. I was frustrated and went... READ MORE

Great for Old Looking Wrinkled Hands - Thailand, TH

At 64 my hands were looking 74+ with thin, wrinkled, old looking hands. The skin would break easy, with a small nick causing bleeding. I used Retinin A cream every night, a small amount. In 4 months my hands definitly looked better, skin thicker, less small wrinkles and less lose skin. If you... READ MORE

No Peel Yet but I Can Feel my Skin Smoother - Jakarta

I'm using retin--a for 10 days now, maybe 5 days with really proper way. My skin isn't peel yet and not irritate too. It's not make my skin dry, maybe because my skin is very oily. My goal from retin-a is : 1. Free from acne, scar and blackhead 2. Get smooth skin To help, i change... READ MORE

Just Started Retin A!

Just started using the retin a cream about 3 days ago. It is very early to see any improvements, so i'd like to post my weekly pictures and updates here:) Im using the .025% retin a cream for my acne. It was recommended to me by several ladies that I work with(we work at the cosmetic counters in... READ MORE

Started Retin A-no Peeling - Malaysia

Retin A by janssen exp date 9. 2013.bought it if off the counter in Malaysia. I started 3 days ago. unfortunately i did take the before pic on Day 1 .i took pics of day 2 and day 3. im not experiencing any peeling. The label stated that almost peeling or irrittation for most skin types except... READ MORE

Week 3 of Retin A - Overall appearance of acne scars are minimizing, still experience peeling and dryness

I am a 20-year-old, female and I have tried about everything in the book to treat my skin for acne and acne scars. I came across Retin A 0.05% when my boyfriends mom told me about this product and I have started using it about two weeks ago. I have read a lot of reviews about this product... READ MORE

4 Months Using Retin-A = Smoother Skin and Smaller Pores

I use retin-a .05% and will say its the best thing in my regime and I will never go without. You will experience peeling and redness for several weeks while your skin adjusts to using it, but believe me it is well worth it. I've been using it for almost 4 months and my skin is already... READ MORE

Did Retin A and Hydroquonine Permenantly Damage my Face??-San Jose, CA

Hi, I began using Retin 0.1% and Hydriquonine 6% on Sep of this year I used it for about 3 weeks only at night (every other night I might add). I did go out in the sun a few times and I don't know if perhaps I was not well protected with sunscreen. I noticed that I had developed new... READ MORE

Loving Retin A (Tretinoin)

I have been using Tretinoin for the past 9 months. I have really been pleased with the results. I had a facelift, brow lift and fat transfer last November. I asked my Plastic Surgeon what is the best thing I can do to maintain the results and he said use Retin A/Tretinoin. I have some skin... READ MORE

UHHHHMAZING RESULTS! (Terrible Acne, but Now, Clear Soft Skin)

Pros- My face IMMEDIATLY tightened and I could feel the product working. Worked extremely well with mildly severe acne. (combination skin) After a month of use, my skin has NEVER looked better. (used Retin-A at night and a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide in the morning.) Cons- Dryness did occur...used... READ MORE

Retin a Damage- Enlarged Pores and Orange Peel Texture - New Jersey, NJ

Hi, I am a 21 year old female who experienced skin damage and inflammation after using retin a. I had consistent clear skin for years due to a natural approach only using honey, aloe and rosehip seed oil on my skin and eating a primarily vegan diet. During the summer I was going through a very... READ MORE

Crepey Skin in Under-eye Area After Using Retin-A Micro - Sacramento, CA

Three days into my use of Retin-A Micro, my under-eye area looked BAD! I looked 80 and I'm in my 60's. i was probably applying too much AND I didn't know about applying moisturizer 10 min after applying it on another site (won't interfere with effectiveness). Once I did that, It... READ MORE

Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0 for 2 Weeks - Cincinnati, OH

This is my second week into using Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0. My approach (which was ver zealous one) was to use it every night before bed for 2 weeks straight. Please do not ask me why I came up with that idea...and yes, I realize the approached was idiotic. I made it to 5 nights and had... READ MORE

Retin a Vs Retamax ZO Obagi - Brunswick, GA

I have been using trentinon. 1% for a year and have noticed improvement on my skin. Not so much on wrinkles. I went to a plastic surgeon and their spa. They advised me to stop the trentinon and use Retamax, the new ZO Obagi line. I've been using it for over a month along with the face wash,... READ MORE

40 Year Old- Quest for Skin Rejuvenation - Tustin, CA

I hav been using retin-a 0,025 daily for around 30 days now. I tried it over my neck too but the skin was way too itchy. Anyway, today I have decided to use it every other day since my skin has become hyper sensitive. I don;t use powder but blush brush strokes feel gravely, which I believe says... READ MORE

23 Year Old Plagued with Acne for Years - West Palm Beach, FL

Hello. Im 23 years old, african american with acne since I was 12 years old. Very oily skin especially in the T-zone area. Im not sure what the clinical name for my acne is but I suffer from small flesh colored bumps. They never come to a head at all and every single one leaves a scar. So I can... READ MORE

My Nightmare - Ontario, OR

I'm not sure how to describe this, but from my experience it made my skin "mushy", waking up in the morning after using Retin-A I started to notice lines on my face - one day my girlfriend accidentally "finger nailed" my forehead and I noticed her finger nail impression wasn't going away, I... READ MORE

This Stuff Really Works - San Francisco, CA

I have been dealing with hormonal acne since the birth of my daughter in 2005. It was rare that I would have a lot of visible, large pimples, but I had a lot of comedones on my face which kept getting worse year after year. I used a lot of over the counter products over the years without results... READ MORE

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