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The Best Retin-A Products

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author image Yasser Bailey
Yasser Bailey resides in Austin and began writing articles in 2003. Her articles have been published in the University of Texas campus newspaper and "Self" magazine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in business and government from the University of Texas at Austin. Bailey also just completed her Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.
The Best Retin-A Products
Retin-A products are prescribed for numerous skin conditions. Photo Credit alenkadr/iStock/Getty Images

Overview

Retin-A is a form of vitamin A that is applied to the skin to improve facial appearance. Retin-A was approved by the FDA as a treatment for a variety of skin conditions. It is usually prescribed for acne, hyperpigmentation and poor skin texture. The medication contains both retinoic acid and the active ingredient tretinoin, which speeds collagen production and acts as a natural exfoliant. The best products available for purchase contain a high percentage of the active ingredients tretinoin and retinoic acid.

Renova

The Renova brand is used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. The formula may also be used to treat skin discoloration caused by the environment or hormones. Renova contains emollient to provide smoothing and moisturizing benefits. Renova is also a popular product in the treatment of acne when applied to the affected area. It is suggested you wait 20 minutes after washing your face before applying the medication.

Retin-A Micro Pump

Retin-A Micro fights acne using the natural form of vitamin A. The retinoid ingredient is slowly released so that it does not cause irritation to the skin. The product also uses beads that absorb excess oil so that your face appears less shiny and more natural. To use the product, gently cleanse your face and allow it to dry. Pump a small amount of medication and smooth it onto your skin. The formula penetrates deep into your skin to help unclog pores and combat acne.

Avita

Avita gel contains the active ingredient tretinoin, which is found in most Retin-A products. The medication is applied once a day in the evening to clean, dry skin. It is commonly used to fight moderate to severe acne problems. Studies show that after six to 12 weeks of use, most patients see a dramatic improvement in overall facial appearance.

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