Retin-A

(10 customer reviews)

Retin-A gel is the brand version of Tretinoin. It is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne in teenagers and adults. The active ingredient in Retin-A is tretinoin, which is a form of vitamin A. Tretinoin loosens the skin cells on the surface to helps clear the pores so our natural oil producing glands may work normally.
 
Acne can cause distress and for some people be very embarrassing. Teenagers going through puberty may also be teased as a result of acne and can lead to long term scarring inside and out! By using an acne treatment it can help take control of the acne, minimise scarring and also help with your self confidence.
 

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How does Retin-A work?

When the ointment (available in cream or gel) is applied on the affected skin it can help bring the number of acne lesions under control. The aim of Retin-A is to provide a light chemical peel of the skin. It speeds up your natural skin exfoliation process and enhances collagen production by the body. When using Retin-A avoid too much exposure to the sun or artificial UV rays (solariums). Retin-A can make you skin more sensitive to sunlight resulting in sunburn.

It can also be prescribed to treat a variety of skin conditions such as, discoloration of the skin and hyper pigmentation (darkening of the skin or nails).

How do I apply Retin-A?

Retin-A gel is applied once a day depending on the severity of an outbreak on clean, dry skin. A thin layer is all that is required, a small amount of gel can go along way. Applied at night to give the treatment a chance to work while you sleep. Wash your face or infected acne area in the morning with a scrub to remove some of the flaking. It will usually take six to eight weeks to see results.

Retin-A side effects

All medicines do have side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. Keep in mind that the benefits of taking medication to prevent a serious condition are more important than some minor side effects. Most side effects usually only last 1-2 weeks when taking a new medication.

All medication will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they maybe able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications.

How do I buy Retin-A online?

First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase Retin-A acne gel, as it is a prescription medication. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the medication will be sent out to you as soon as possible.

10 reviews for Retin-A

  1. 2016Darling

    I never ever had an issue with acne in my life until I started working after college (I correlate it with the crazy stress at work). So, I started using 0.25% Retin A about a year ago. A couple months in, I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted; still breaking out, skin flaking. I emailed my doctor and asked for the 0.5% strength… big mistake. I used that for about three months and my skin could not tolerate it AT ALL. Regardless, I wasn’t about to give up totally on Retin A! So I went back to using the 0.25% and FINALLY got the results I’ve expected all along. I always get comments now on how clear and “fresh” my skin looks. Retin A (especially with a clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide cream) was a miracle for my skin. No pimples.. ever!
    Drugs.com Reviewed July 1, 2016

  2. Apple97

    Got on retinol because of acne scars. I was hesitant in the beginning because everyone complains about how it makes acne worse before it gets better. My advice to you is start out slowly and allow your skin to adjust. I started off with using it once a week..and gradually moved on to 3 times and I have not experienced purging.Also my skins pretty smooth and my scars are fading. Another thing…just use vaseline as a moisturizer…why should you bother your skin with extra chemicals? Also be wary of doctors who just hand you the retinol with no proper instructions. I researched extensively before buying the product and to my surprise the doctor couldn’t even advise that only a pea-size amount is to be used. Patience pays people :)
    Drugs.com Reviewed July 13, 2016

  3. An0nym0us

    (Female/moderate acne) I have suffered from acne since I was 12. This summer has been the worst for my face. I have acne all over my forehead and my cheeks. In the beginning of the summer I had small tiny bumps all over my forehead and my cheeks, that later became bigger. I’ve used many, many products on my face that worked quite a bit to not working at all. Then in the beginning to July I started using Retin-A 0.025 cream. The first week showed great results on my forehead my forehead is now clear, but my cheeks became worse. This second week that I am currently in is what I guess is the purge, my cheeks are entirely red and covered in acne. I don’t want to go outside and my cheeks really hurt. Will keep updating, Not losing hope.
    Drugs.com Reviewed July 21, 2016

  4. An.nym.us

    I have posted early before about my 1st & 2nd week using Retin A 0.025 cream. My 3rd week was much better than my second week, some of my acne stared to calm down and my face felt less bumpy. During this week I started to use the cream 4 times a week because my cheeks were hurting. My 4th week was the most improvement. I started to use the cream every night again since my face had stop hurting. During the 4th week most of my pimples disappeared and my skin felt smoother, I still had some pimples popping up but not as much. Now my cheeks are pretty smooth with a couple pimples but my cheeks are really red from the scars that were left behind from the pimples. I’m hoping they will slowly fade later. Will keep updating!
    Drugs.com Reviewed August 6, 2016

  5. AngelaSymon

    Definitely recommend Retin-A Tretinoin cream for aging skin, firstly recommend to use low-tretinoin consistency 0.025% and after go deeper with 0.05% and 0.1% creams and gels. My skin became more youthful, without pigmentation, brighter, wrinkles and fine lines became less visible and its only within first 2 months of usage, i’m pretty impressed! Thanks okdermo.com! Will use it all my life, would recommend it to everyone who have signs of aging, wrinkles, color fading, discoloration etc problems. Angela
    Drugs.com Reviewed October 5, 2016

  6. Nikolai

    Well, it’s all hasn’t been fun and games when it comes to my acne. I’m a light skinned African dude of 25 and I have had acne since I was 17. Pretty long time huh? I know. It all started as some pretty rash that got me obsessed. I’ve used pretty much everything except surgery; and I never went to a physician for it. All over-the-counter topical application and I touch my face pretty much all the time. It’s not easy when a handsome guy gets his confidence slowly stripped everyday for almost a decade. Lol It got worse this past month (like my pimples joined up x-men and became mutants!) and I was forced to see a physician. Retin-A to the rescue. Retin-A and Doxycycline capsules. Just 2 weeks in and I can tell I’ve found the cure for acne!
    Drugs.com Reviewed December 5, 2016

  7. Cheyenne Noel

    I have been using Retin-A along with the oral antibiotic Clindamycin for 4 months now. I am 20 and have had severe cystic acne since I was 11. I also had a lot of hyper-pigmentation and scarring, to the point where my face was always bright red and bumpy. In just 4 months my face has completely cleared up and smoothed out, it is visibly brighter. The hyperpigmentation is lightening significantly at this point, a few small pimples or blackheads occasionally but mostly clear! The only other product I use is witch hazel as a toner and an oil free moisturizer.
    Drugs.com Reviewed January 21, 2018

  8. DDF

    I am a 72 year old woman who has been using Retin-A for thirty-four years. I started using it because I had adult acne at the same time my teenage son had acne. I routinely am mistaken for being twenty years younger than I am. I have very few wrinkles. My skin still has dry patches occasionally but they are short lived. I have tried to get several people to use it but they always get discouraged with the redness and peeling in the beginning. This phase does not last forever. Please continue to use it, you will never be sorry.
    Drugs.com Reviewed April 30, 2018

  9. JustMyStory

    32-year old female. I’d been on Acanya (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) for about 3 years before it stopped working very suddenly. Like, one day my skin was clear, and the next, I had breakouts on my chin and cheeks again. Anyway, I’d ordered a tube of 0.05% Retin-A online a while ago and used to use it as a spot treatment, which worked , for a bit. I think that was too strong for me. Just starting PRESCRIBED 0.025% Retin-A and, the morning after use on my entire face, my skin was less inflamed. I noticed 2 new pimples surfaced, but they were easily extracted. I use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and then a toner + moisturizer in the mornings. Cetaphil cleanser – wait 20 mins – Retin-A – wait 20 mins – and neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer at night. I have noticed some blemishes come to the surface and minor peeling. But, my general skin tone looks so much better than when I was using the Acanya, despite those two drawbacks. Will keep using and see what the long-term results looks like!
    Drugs.com Reviewed May 25, 2018

  10. LA

    37/f here…I have used retinol on and off since I was a teenager and got into my mom’s supply. I looked like I got a terrible sunburn the first time I used it on my teenage face. The first few weeks/months are hard but it helps if you ease into it and only use it every other night or every two nights, or even once a week, then increase the frequency as your skin gets acclimated to it. I am often complemented on my skin and am mistaken as being at least ten years younger than I am. I recently had a baby and used some on my stretch marks and c section scar and the stretch marks are practically gone five months later with use only once a week. Retinol has been a godsend for me.
    Drugs.com Reviewed June 24, 2018

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