Tretinoin or Retin-A

Category

Regenerative

Ingredient

Tretinoin or Retin-A

Definition

Category: Vitamin A

Type: Ingredient

Definition: Tretinoin has been developed in the late 1960s and was originally created to solve acne issues. However, clinical trials reported that it also had some anti-ageing benefits as subjects reported smoother and less wrinkly skin.

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Benefits

  • Works on the skin at a cellular level
  • Enhances normal and healthy functioning of the skin
  • Makes the epidermis thicker and stronger
  • Normalises keratinization
  • Controls sebum production

Danger

  • Might cause irritation, skin flaking and redness
  • Skin also tends to become very dry and photosensitive

Hint

There are more than 125 distinct dermatologic disorders for which there is credible evidence of retinoid efficacy. Super important to build-up the usage of the product no matter what % of retinol you're starting with.

Contraindications

Pregnancy & Sensitive Skin

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