Vitamin A ~
information on tretinoin is essentially a study in vitamin
A used as a topical treatment for both acne and skin
The Vitamin A acid, tretinoin, is retinoic acid.
is a natural organic compound found in natural products
containing carotene, such as carrots or pumpkins as well as dark leafy
greens such as spinach.
Skin care products containing tretinoin as an
active ingredient are only available by prescription such as Renova and
Typically tretinoin is prescribed to
treat acne although it has
become increasingly popular as an anti-aging treatment as well.
Vitamin A is absorbed by the skin so well it is able to stimulate cell
cells increase collagen production giving the skin
a fuller, firmer look and that translates into a younger more youthful
Studies have demonstrated that vitamin A
The dryness, flaking, and redness which can be caused by any vitamin A
care product is particularly associated with this retinoic acid.
both wrinkles and fine lines
- increase collagen production
- smooth skin
- increase skin thickness
- improve elasticity
- improve acne
- improve overall skin tone
- diminishes mottled pigmentation
up side, as the
strongest of the vitamin A treatments, all of
have been clinically proven to have significant and effective results
for rejuvenating aging skin, tretinoin can treat some of those more
stubborn aging skin symptoms.
There are several types of
vitamin A treatments of which trentoin is
the most powerful.
If your skin is sensitive, it makes sense to just
prescription version of vitamin A to spot treat the areas you are
concerned about the most.
As with other skin care products, more is not
better! If your skin starts to become irritated, simply stop using the
tretinoin cream for a few days to eliminate the risk of damaging your
Since any vitamin A product
increases your skin's sensitivity to
the sun, be sure to use sunscreen as needed throughout the day
Be sure to visit the skin
to view all anti-aging
skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging
skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.