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Does retinol expire?

Does retinol expire?

Retinol: Most topical medications have an expiration date but are still effective months to years after they have expired. ...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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What is the use of retinol?

What is the use of retinol?

Skin rejuvenation: Retinol, as well as other skin treatments like alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin c, all work to increase "skin turnover." your skin cells are constantly regenerating and sloughing off. This "turnover" slows as we age. That's why a baby heals a cut so fast and senior citizens take weeks to heal a skin injury. Retinol speeds the regeneration process, giving your skin a fresh, younger look. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overuse retinol?

Is it possible to overuse retinol?

Refractive index: The easiest explanation is that human eyes are "built" to work in air. Water bends light waves more than air does, and our eyes need a layer of air in front of them in order to focus. That its why a pair of goggles helps you see under water. ...Read more

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Can I use retinol-A 0.025 and clindamgcin together?

Can I use retinol-A 0.025 and clindamgcin together?

Sure they can help: acne, but if not clearing in 6-8 weeks see dermatologist for other prescriptions or treatment options ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a retinol reaction or know any that has?

Has anyone ever had a retinol reaction or know any that has?

Yes: Burning, redness, itching, scaling and even thinning of skin are all known reactions to the topical application of retinol. Can also increase sun sensitivity. Taken internally during pregnancy, ti could cause birth defects. ...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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Do alfalfa leaves contain retinol ?

Do alfalfa leaves contain retinol ?

It shouldn't: Retinol is an animal based Vitamin A. Alfalfa contains plant based precursors in the vitamin A family called carotenoids. ...Read more

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Difference betwen glycolic acid nd retinol?

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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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What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

Toxicity to infant: Retinol is a a vitamin a derivative is great for your skin but can theoretically be damaging to your developing infant. Better to wait to use creams that contain retinoids until after delivery (safe with breast feeding). ...Read more

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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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How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

Cortisone cream: Retinol can cause dryness, irritation and burning. Stop using the product, apply Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer that contains no glycolic acid or retinoid (ie: cetaphil, cerave, aveeno). You may need a stronger prescription topical steroid from your doctor if the Hydrocortisone doesn't help. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on OTC retinol for wrinkles?

Good: Excellent choice! proven to be effective, more so than most other remedies! ...Read more

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What is diffference between of retinol and retinoid?

Retinol vs Retinoids: Retinol is Vitamin A. Compounds/molecules that have structural similarities to Vitamin A/retinol and/or functional similarities are termed "retinoids." The latter includes such topical medications tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid) and adapalene, as well as systemic medications such as isotretinoin (13-cis retinoic acid) and tazarotene. ...Read more

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Can I use skincare contains retinol? I am planning to get pregnant

Can I use skincare contains retinol? I am planning to get pregnant

No: I would not use to be on the safe side. Retinol is a vitmain a derivative and in its oral form (accutane) has been shown to cause birth defects in pregnant women even in the very very early stages. There are prescriptions for acne that are safe (category b) so see a dermatologist to discuss a good regimen for you. Good luck! ...Read more