Retinoids are the active form of Vitamin A. They include Retinol and Tretinoin. Vitamin A has proven anti-aging effects by slowing down the production of collagenases (enzymes that break down collagen). They also increase the production of collagen from fibroblasts, increase elastin and GAG (molecules aiding in skin structure). Vitamin A works well with Hydroquinone to slow down enzymes within the nucleus of the melanocytes to aid in pigment suppression. Vitamin A also aids in slowing down the production of sebum which is why it is used in acne treatments. You need to build up tolerance to Vitamin A starting with the weakest product. You can experience initial slight inflammation of skin but its long term effect is anti-inflammatory as it normalises the immune system. When treating acne you may experience an initial breakout or in around week 3. The use of SPF is essential. The ELASTIderm facial serum may be applied after use of a retinoid. The Obagi 360 cleanser is a perfect counterpart as it exfoliates the skin - great for use in the shower. Retinoids should be used in the evening.
This entrapped form of retinol is gradually released, improving complexion, and smoothing the appearance of uneven skin texture for clearer-looking skin with minimal irritation. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Non comedogenic & dermatologist tested.
You can boost the system by replacing with Retinol 1.0 (sold separately) or a prescription only Tretinoin. Lasts around 7 weeks.
Entrapped Retinol, Shea Butter, Chamomile Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Extract), Green Tea Extract, White Tea Extract
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Minimally-irritating, high-concentration retinol formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving complexion, and smoothing the appearance of uneven skin texture for clearer-looking skin with minimal irritation. Lasts around 7 weeks.
Entrapped Retinol, Shea Butter, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Extract), Jojoba Oil, and an Extract Blend of Chamomile, Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Mallow Flower, Sage Leaf and Elderberry Flower
Tretinoin Cream in a 0.025% concentration. Valid prescription required. Please see Prescribing Information. For acne vulgaris. Signed Consent required. Lasts around 6 weeks.
Tretinoin Cream in a 0.05% concentration. Valid prescription required. Please see Prescribing Information. For acne vulgaris. Signed Consent required. Lasts around 6 weeks.
Tretinoin Cream in a 0.1% concentration. Valid prescription required. Please see Prescribing Information. For acne vulgaris. Signed Consent required. Lasts around 6 weeks.
Tretinoin is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your mouth, eyes, vagina or the corners of your nose.
Important Safety Information
While using tretinoin, you should:
minimize exposure to the sun and to extreme cold or wind. Avoid sunlamps, tanning beds and ultraviolet light.
use a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15, wear protective clothing and wide-brimmed hat
stop using tretinoin if you get a sunburn
avoid washing your skin too often, scrubbing the affected skin, or using other products with a drying effect, including other products containing tretinoin, unless recommended by your healthcare provider
Before using tretinoin, tell your healthcare provider if you:
are allergic to fish (gel only). Contact your healthcare provider if you develop itching or rash while using tretinoin gel.
have a skin condition called eczema
have a sunburn
are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant or to breastfeed
What are the possible side effects of tretinoin?
skin dryness, burning, redness, excessive flaking or peeling. If you develop these symptoms your healthcare provider may tell you to stop using it for a while, decrease the number of applications, or stop using it completely.
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
The safety and efficacy of Tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 10 years of age (Gel) or 12 years of age (Cream), or in pregnant or nursing women.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Prescribing Information for Tretinoin Cream