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Best treatment for acne?I've got really bad acne and was thinking about possibly taking a Retinol cream,Glycolic acid made no improvements in me.

Best treatment for acne?I've got really bad acne and was thinking about possibly taking a Retinol cream,Glycolic acid made no improvements in me.

Acne: There are a number of acne medications, ranging from the creams you mentioned to oral antibiotics and, in more severe cases, oral retinoids. Speak to your doctor to see which is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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Iam 29years old. When should I start using retinol creams?

Iam 29years  old. When should I start using retinol  creams?

Depend on need: Retinol is vit a derivatives to help with wrinkles.You can use this cream anytime when you want for your wrinkles. ...Read more

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Can I use retino a cream instead of retinol?

Can I use retino a cream instead of retinol?

Depends: Retin-a is a prescription vitiamin a derivative cream. Retinols are found in many types of products and foods and have lower potency. You should not use these products if pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you could become pregnant as they can cause birth defects. They also should not be used if considering lasik or prk. ...Read more

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What is a good retinol face cream? Is there actually any evidence that retinol cream works?

What is a good retinol face cream?  Is there actually any evidence that retinol cream works?

Retinol: There is little reason to use retinol cream for any skin problem since it has very little effect. ...Read more

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Is there an eye wrinkle cream without retinol?

Is there an eye wrinkle cream without retinol?

Skin Cuetical: Skin Cuetical makes a wrinkle cream called eye balm. I love it and have used it for 10 years or so with great results. http://www.skinceuticals.com/eye-balm-635494169003.html#start=4&cgid=products-category-eye-and-lip-care I have no financial interest in the product. ...Read more

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What's the difference between retinol and vitamin a in skin cream, if any?

What's the difference between retinol and vitamin a in skin cream, if any?

Retinol more active: Retinol is an animal form of vitamin a. Vitamin a comes in 2 sources: animal and plant. The animal source is called retinoids which include retinol. The plant source is called carotenoids which includes beta-carotene. The body converts beta-carotene to vitamin a. Retinol is the more active form of vitamin a that is better absorbed thru the skin. ...Read more

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