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Tretinoin Information
Vitamin A ~ Retinoic Acid

Tretinoin InformationTechnical information on tretinoin is essentially a study in vitamin A  used as a topical treatment for both acne and skin rejuvenation.

The Vitamin A acid, tretinoin, is retinoic acid.

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 Retin A.

Typically tretinoin is prescribed to treat acne although it has become increasingly popular as an anti-aging treatment as well.

Because Vitamin A is absorbed by the skin so well it is able to stimulate cell renewal.

New skin cells increase collagen production giving the skin a fuller, firmer look and that translates into a younger more youthful appearance!

Studies have demonstrated that vitamin A treatments:

  • reduce both wrinkles and fine lines
  • increase collagen production
  • smooth skin texture
  • increase skin thickness
  • improve elasticity
  • improve acne
  • improve overall skin tone
  • diminishes mottled pigmentation
  • increases skin hydration

Tretinoin information reveals that this treatment is the strongest of the Vitamin A's and can be very irritating to the skin. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions consumers about the irritating properties of tretinoin and advises that close supervision be maintained with the physician.

The dryness, flaking, and redness which can be caused by any vitamin A skin care product is particularly associated with this retinoic acid.

On the up side, as the strongest of the vitamin A treatments, all of which 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 use the 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 skin.

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 care shop to view all anti-aging skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.

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