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Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Depends on skin type: These are all retin a containing products and the proper formulation for use depends on your skin type. For example if you have very oily skin, the gel works best. If you have dry or sensitive skin Renova (tretinoin) or retin a micro contain moisturizers and/or time release dispersion of the retin a to diminish adverse side effects of the traditional retin a preparations. ...Read more

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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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Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Maybe: Differin is adapalene, a medication that is used for the treatment of acne. It can cause a temporary swelling of the skin but is not advocated for lasting relief of wrinkles. ...Read more

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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

Kojic acid whitening cream  good for skin?

Not necessarily: Bad or good. It is a very weak "lightener" of skin, so people do often use it for issues like melasma. But like with any cream you can react to it and alterations in pigmentation can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Remember most facial products containing kojic acid contain other products which add further properties to the product(s) beside "lightening". ...Read more

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Is trentinoin/ retinoic acid a retinoid or a retinol?

Is trentinoin/ retinoic acid a retinoid or a retinol?

Is a Retinoid: Isotretinoin is a retinoid and it is used to treat severe acne. Retinol is the chemical compound for Vitamin A. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

No: No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Best OTC retinols p?

Roc products: These are onderful and not as irritating. Always apply 30 minutes after washing. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retina A: This makes your skin dry out bot oily what percentage are you using 0.25? ...Read more

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Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Tretinex=Acne Only: Tretinex is acutaine and used for acne. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is a cream used to treat sun dsmaged skin. Renova, in my opinion, has no use as it is tretinoin mixed with mineral oil to prevent its penetrating the skin, thus markedly reducing its effectiveness. At your age, tretinoin is what you need. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist experienced in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Glycolic acid good for acne?

Glycolic acid good for acne?

Good exfoliant: Glycolic acid is one of the 5 alpha hydroxv acids-(AHA) Excellent for reducing hyper pigmentation & acne marks. Improves skin tone & texture. Exfoliation exalts the proerty for acne. Dr.Perricne has written a book on acne incorporating diet etc.Try to get it from the library. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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Glutathione vitamin C whitening my skin?

Glutathione vitamin C whitening my skin?

Skin Whitening: Glutathione and vit c are safe antioxidants, but skin whitening effects are quite variable. Only small pilot studies are available for this kind of use. http://tinyurl.com/k3rkav9 these supplements can be very expensive, and deliver little results. Why do you want to whiten your skin? All colors have beauty -- but some cultures judge on superficial reasons, making us feel inferior when we're not. ...Read more

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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Not directly: Benzoyl peroxide is not typically used as an exfolliant, but some people develop excessive dryness and peeling from using it. Better alternatives for this purpose are available. ...Read more

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Which is better for wrinkles on your face Retin A, (tretinoin) Glycolic Acid or a product containing Retinol. I'm confused. Tyvm?

Different chemicals: They are all beneficial but are different. They stimulate skin to rapidly exfoliate, make new smoother skin and stimulate collagen&elastin. Tretinoin and Retinol come from Vit.A . Retin A:brand of Tretinoin, best effect, mostirritation,Script only. Retinol :midpotency, midirritant, OTC Glycolic acid is from Sugar. Lesser exfoliation and improvement of collagen&elastin, OTC, better for dry skin ...Read more