I've been using Retin A for about 4 years. It brightens the look of my skin, lightens my freckles, reduces lines and improves my skin texture. I used to spend over $500 a year on department store facial serums and moisturizers. Now I just use the Retin A and spend less than $170 a year. Since using retin A, I no longer use makeup foundation and only use concealer or powder on rare occasions, so I save money on that too. I think it does reduce black heads, but I'm not sure if it does anything for my pimples... But for anti aging and overall appearance of skin, I love it!!
Retin A is a Better and Cheaper Option - Oklahoma City
I've been using Retin A for about 4 years. It...
Dosage and usage information
I started out with the .025%. Initially every other day and then increased to every day. I did that for a while (at least 6 months) and then switched to .05%. I never had the initial flaking and peeling that others have described. My pharmacy switch brands once and my skin did have to go through a pretty significant adjustment to the other brand (flaking and breakouts) but after that it was fine. Since the product stimulates cell growth, it is necessary to occasionally exfoliate. Also, I put it on in the morning with my makeup. The night routine just didn't work for me.
Where not to put Retin-A
I thought I would add to make sure you don't apply the Retin-A too close to the corners of your mouth or your nose. The product is too harsh for the mucus membrane areas and will cause a sore if it is applied there.