Retin-A Information

Clear up your skin with Retin-AThe generic name for Retin-A is Tretinoin.

Retin-A is a skin prescription gel that belongs to a family of medicine which is similar to Vitamin A and is proven to reduce the effects of acne and can also help with chronic sun exposure and aging (Renova is better suited for sun spots and aging). Retin-A helps to eliminate acne, whilst improving the skin’s appearance and keeping it healthy. Retin-A works best when used in conjunction with alpha hydroxyacid preparations.

Retin-A contains the active ingredient of Tretinoin, a vitamin A derivative, which is suggested to work by the topical Tretinoin reducing the formation of pimples under the skin and quickly heals any pimples that do develop, which leaves your skin clean and healthy. Retin-A has been clinically proven to improve your skins appearance, unclog your pores and reverse the signs of aging if used over a period of years. Retin-A is intended only to be used on the Face.

Retin-A and Retin-A MicroAvailable in: 45 and 20 gram tube in four strengths – 0.01% tretinoin, 0.1% tretinoin, 0.025% tretinoin and 0.05% tretinoin concentration. In general, Retin-A gels are stronger than creams because the medicine penetrates more efficiently when in a gel form.

To use Retin-A, you need to clean and dry your hands and face before applying Retin-A. Wait 20 minutes, to ensure your skin is dry and apply a thin layer of medication. If skin is wet, moist or damp when you apply Retin-A, it absorbs quickly which may cause irritation .Do not wash your face or use other skin products for at least 1 hour after applying Retin-A. Use once daily at night.

Side effects may occur while you are using Retin-A. Side effects may include:

Retin-A is not recommended for people who have eczema, are sensitive to sunlight, pregnant or nursing, are taking sulphur, resorcinol or salicclic acid, just to name a few. Speak to your doctor before using Retin-A and for further information.