Are the results of 0.1% Retin A diminished if I add a little moisturizer over it? I use a little Vanicream over it?

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Retin-A and moisturizers

Thank you for your question. In my opinion, applying a moisturizer before Retin-A is a better option because the moisturizer hydrates the skin, which primes the skin for absorption of the medication. I recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist regarding your skin and treatment. Take care and good luck. 

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