Does Advanced Retinoid 2% only help anti-aging?

I am 19 years old and I bought an advanced retinoid to help my skin. But when I searched about it I only came up with its benefit about anti aging. Does it also have other skincare benefits?

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Retinoid and young skin

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Thank you for asking about your skin.

Retinoids are a weaker form of Retin A. They are not very effective but in some skins will help to control acne as well as sun-induced skin aging. If you have a skin condition, please see a physician because over the counter medicines are not likely to be effective. If you just want to prevent aging, then use the retinoid at night and a sun block during the day.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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