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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

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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Is Retinol good for keeping wrinkles from getting worse? What should I look for in an OTC cream? Tried a serum before but it brought out more wrinkles

Is Retinol good for keeping wrinkles from getting worse? What should I look for in an OTC cream? Tried a serum before but it brought out more wrinkles

Yes: Yes, compounds with retinol will make light wrinkles better. Consider a prescription strength product for maximum results.
See a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for prescription. ...Read more

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I have been breastfeeding and just read that retinol in otc creams are not good. What can happen to my baby and should I throw away all my milk?

I have been breastfeeding and just read that retinol in otc creams are not good. What can happen to my baby and should I throw away all my milk?

General rules: The creams or lotions that you apply to your skin are generally fine during breast feeding as long as they are not applied to the feeding sites. Their medication content does not enter the blood in a detectable amount that would influence the milk. This includes retinol. See Medications & Mothers Milk, Hale, T.15th ed. P1100. ...Read more

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I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne (but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwards can do the trick in not complicated cases or it can be added to your current medication in more severe cases. Check with your doc or consult a dermatologist. If your are a female, get an oral contraception (pills). ...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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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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Are other prescription creams like acutane or retinol safe to take as well?

Are other prescription creams like acutane or retinol safe to take as well?

For the most part.: While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided. The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent. ...Read more

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I used a peeling cream (retinol). How do I make it grow back?

I used a peeling cream (retinol). How do I make it grow back?

Clarification Needed: Hi richard:
i am not entirely sure what you meant by "make it grow back? "
retinols (r's) are a group of over-the-counter medications, as opposed to retinods (prescription medications) that affect the skin cell turnover, causing peeling of the skin. Sometimes, this is intended outcome of the treatment. Using r's less frequently and using moisturizing creams (e.g., cerave) may alleviate symptoms. ...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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I'm 28, I would like to know if should start using a retinol serum or cream? Can you recommend a brand or product? I use SPF daily and take vitamins.

Wrong question: Use of retinol is independent of vitamin or sunscreen use. It may be useful for acne or for brown areas. Answer to this question depends on the reason for use. ...Read more

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Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens? I have had allergic reactions to anti-aging creams, specifically those that contain retinol. I've also had reactions to hot wax when I've visited salons in the past. Are there methods of facial rejuvenation for

Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens? I have had allergic reactions to anti-aging creams, specifically those that contain retinol. I've also had reactions to hot wax when I've visited salons in the past. Are there methods of facial rejuvenation for

It: It is often a bit tricky to use a retinoid such as Retin-A without irritation. There have been studies that have shown applying a thin layer of a mild facial lotion prior to applying the retinoid can be helpful to reduce irritation. If you feel you are truly allergic as opposed to just irritated by cosmetic facial products, a visit to a dermatologist for possible allergy testing might be helpful. Also, make sure you are using a very mild soapless cleanser so you don't dry out your facial skin when cleaning it. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

Moderately safe: Vitamin a creams are considered moderately safe when used during breastfeeding. Blood concentration after application is essentially zero & there is no evidence of significant passage in the breast milk. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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Is it safe to use retinol cream for eye wrinkles in your early twenties?

Is it safe to use retinol cream for eye wrinkles in your early twenties?

Yes: Not age related, but don't use as a wrinkle preventative--does not work that way. ...Read more

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Retinol creams during breast feeding. Is it safe? If not what are the alternatives. Thhhhaaaank you. .

Retinol creams during breast feeding. Is it safe? If not what are the alternatives. Thhhhaaaank you. .

Retinoids creams: Safe to use when breast feeding just not in contact with the baby's mouth, do not allow the baby to ingest it. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use? Would using vit a cream be similar?

I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use? Would using vit a cream be similar?

Precautions: Yes it is generally safe to use but certain precautions such as avoidance of sun exposure using a high spf sun block should be employed. Other mor controversial issues are potential teratogenic effects due to systemic absorption particularly if applied to large areas of the body and therefore, birth control may be an issue or avoiding use if contemplating pregnancy in the near future. ...Read more

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Is retinol naturally found in the human body? Is it there from vitamin a in our foods?

Is retinol naturally found in the human body? Is it there from vitamin a in our foods?

Yes and No: Retinol is produced in the body, and is consumed in animal products. It is sometimes referred to as preformed vitamin a. ...Read more

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Is natural sources of vitamin a okay, and just retinol bad in moisturizer?

Retinol is not bad: It can just be sun sensitizing as it is a product converted to retinoic acid. Vitamins taken orally are great, but only certain products contain vitamins that are actually absorbed into the skin. See your derm or aesthtician ...Read more

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Is retina A or Retinols good for fine wrinkles and dark spots? What age is ok to use and any precautions? What is good facial regime for my agegroup

Is retina A or Retinols good for fine wrinkles and dark spots? What age is ok to use and any precautions? What is good facial regime for my agegroup

No miracles: Better for dark spots, only slight effect on wrinkles. No special "facial regime" for age 50. The most effective thing you can do is to protect from sun, apply sunscreen every morning. If you have specific problems, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?

My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?

Not likely: Discoloration in the lower eyelids is genetic in some individuals, related to lack of sleep in others and related to chronic nasal allergies. Review your lifestyle. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Get a good night sleep, exercise and move through the day, and eat wholesome unprocessed food with fresh vegetables, high quality protein, anti-inflammatory whole grains, and fresh fruits. ...Read more

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What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol? Alpha hydroxy acids?

What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol? Alpha hydroxy acids?

Skin evaluation: First of all, you have to consult a competent Dermatologist and/or a Plastic Surgeon that can evaluate the nature of your ski....The texture, color and the quality of the dermis, so that the appropriate moisturizer an/or treatment can be recommended... ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vitamin a cream on your body?

What are the side effects of vitamin a cream on your body?

Reddening, stinging: Retinol is the fat soluble form of vitamin a found in anti-wrinkle skin creams. It attracts moisture, which increases water content of skin. It increases production of collagen and promotes cell division to reduces fine wrinkling, also helps pigmentation effects of too much sun.

Side effects may include reddening of the skin and a mild stinging sensation, scaling and increased sun sensitivity. ...Read more