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Best Retinol Face Cream
Retinol: There is little reason to use retinol cream for any skin problem since it has very little effect. ...Read more
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
Is there a face cream on the market containing both OTC and retinol (or by rx)? I am a senior woman with ugly vertical wrinkles on my cheeks.
Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all make nice products with retinol. After you have a chance to try one of the products you can get stronger levels and a good skin care regimen from a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Deeper lines may require fillers or laser for more results. ...Read more
Please tell me, could you add vitamin a, c, &, e capsules to your basic face cream for better anti-aging benefits?
I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however i've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more
Question cut off: Although the end of your question was cut of, I'm going to take a guess that you're wondering if the change in your skin has anything to do with your cold medicine. The answer is NO. However, if I'm off the mark, please resubmit your question more succinctly so that we can review all the pertinent information. ...Read more
Can I use an eye cream with retinol and apply Glycolic acid on the rest of the face at the same time (night)?
Yes: There should not be a problem. Are you having any excessive dryness or irritation at present? ...Read more
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.
Can I use kiehl's ultra facial toner before applying retin-a 0.01% cream on to my face? The toner is alcohol free. Do i need moisturizer over retinol?
Yes you can: Use your toner immediately after you wash your face in the evenng.Wait 5to10 minuteso make sure there is no moisture on your skin and then use your retn a cream.Yes you can use moisturizer over it afterwards and that is ok. ...Read more
I use a pricey .03% retinol cream on my face. Would the benefits be the same if i mixed generic tretinoin cream with a moisturizer?
Difficult to say: Not all moisturizers are equal and you should use a non-comedogenic mositurizer. Furthermore not all delivery vehicles or preparations are equivalent. Microspheres allows a time release effect that is more gentle on skin. Furthermore separation of the two components allows you to increase the potency as you build tolerance. I am a fan of the component approach albeit the inconvenience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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