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Skin Care Review: Renova tretinoin

by Elizabeth, Boston, MA USA

Rating
Good

Benefits
Smoother, more moist skin, and moderate softening of wrinkles

Drawbacks
Causes some slight redness and skin flakiness if over-used

Details
I am approaching my late 40's and have fair, combination skin. My skin aging complaints have primarily been about eye wrinkles beneath the eyes, and crow's feet. I have used Renova off and on for the past couple of years, all over my face, but particularly around the eyes. I was first introduced to it by a nurse in a dermatologist's office. At first I used a "low dose" .02% version of the cream just a couple of times a week, then gradually increased use to once each night. I tolerated it very well, and only noticed a little redness and flakiness of the skin when I used too much of the product (more than the pea-sized amount recommended). After a few months, I noticed some slight lessening of eye wrinkles, but mostly was impressed with the overall improvement of my facial skin, which became softer, smoother, and more even-looking. One friend commented that my skin looked healthier, and another asked what I was using to make my face look so moist and soft.

Conclusions
If you try Renova, start out slowly to find the product strength that suits you.

Price (paid by reviewer)
$80

Where to find it
prescription


     



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