THE beauty aisles of a typical drugstore are a veritable fortress stacked with lotions and potions that promise to turn back the clock, rejuvenate the skin and restore a youthful glow. Their labels list an arsenal of ingredients —alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidant vitamins , green tea, copper, caffeine, soy, peptides, among many others. Yet within the walls of products and tiers of claims, one ingredient still stands out: Retin-A. It is available in prescription-strength products, including generic formulations, and under brand names like Retin-A Micro, Renova, Avage and Tazorac. Its less potent over-the-counter cousin, retinol, is found in products on department and drugstore shelves. According to the Mintel Global New Products Database, nearly retinol-containing cosmetics have hit the market since
How to Use Tretinoin Cream (Retin-A)
Why You Might Want to Use Retin-A - The Skincare Edit
Retin A has been clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in many, many studies. But in order to get this benefit you must be using it correctly! That means you need the right type of Retin A at the right dose and concentration. Learn how to use Retin A for wrinkles in this guide:.
The Thing About Retin-A: It Works
Have you started to notice wrinkles developing on your face? Most people begin to develop wrinkles in their mid to late 20s, with wrinkles becoming more obvious in the 30s and 40s. Wrinkles develop for a range of reasons. As you age, your skin starts to get thinner and dryer, making it easier for creases to form.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Jul 22, The Retin-A and Avita brands of tretinoin are used to treat acne.