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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
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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Does the retinol in Skin Medica expire? And if it does, how long is it good for after the expiration date?
Look: Look at the small print for exp date. It is effective for a few years after. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Good: Excellent choice! Proven to be effective, more so than most other remedies! ...Read more
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
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
Any estheticians out there that can help? Is retinol just marketing hype or does it really make a difference?
Retinol: There is very little benefit in using retinol. ...Read more
I have many wrinkles at the age of 19? Will the wrinkles go away because I got them at a young age? Will retinol help?
Depends.: I'm sorry to hear you have wrinkles at age 19, but your age is certainly on your side. Retin-a (prescription, not "cosmetic" retinol) can help, but only a tiny bit. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for advice about wrinkle treatments and weigh your options. ...Read more
Can retinol be used every night? Or is it important to use it less frequently? (assuming that sunscreen is used each day to protect against uv damage)
Retinol: Retinol can be used daily, but I prefer that you not use it too close to the eyes. Be very careful in direct sunlight! ...Read more
Yes: Always exercise caution with multiplemedications, let your doctor know on your next follow up visit of the medicines you are on, even OTC mefications, best wishes ...Read more