When you’re starting out with tretinoin, or you have very sensitive skin, this prescription cream offers the lowest concentration at 0.025% for milder treatment of acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of premature aging. Derived from Vitamin A in the form of retinoic acid, the active ingredient tretinoin is a retinoid, widely recognized in skin care as one of the most powerful and effective skin treatments available. It’s the same form of Vitamin A that the body naturally synthesizes for healthy skin and many other essential functions.
Tretinoin heals deep beneath the surface of the skin, increasing collagen production, stopping the production of excess pigment, and treating acne at the source. Results are most visible after 6-12 weeks of regular use.
Side Effects and Product Safety: Side effects may include skin dryness, burning, redness, excessive flaking or peeling. In some cases, acne symptoms may appear to worsen before they improve. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
The safety and efficacy of tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 12 years of age, or in pregnant or nursing women.
Tretinoin is for use on the skin only. Do not get in your mouth, eyes, or the corners of your nose.