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Skin Care Review: Retin-A Micro

by Edan Hunter, Dearborn, MI USA

Rating
Satisfactory

Benefits
erases wrinkles, gets rid of breakouts

Drawbacks
Causes irritation and redness, sun sensitivity, can cause peeling and flaking

Details
I started using Retin-A in my 20's to keep my skin nice - it still looked great, just not as nice as it did. Looking back, I would not recommend Retin-A as a first treatment. There are so many more delicate treatments now that would be healthier. I am 33 now and I wonder if I did more harm than good (my skin still looks good, though). Even though I used very little product, I was always pink.(I am a white woman with pink undertones naturally) I used the harsh Obagi products with it and my face was constantly flaking and light pink. I had better results when I changed to alcohol free cleanser and toner. The benefit was that my skin was smooth and no wrinkles really formed because I was constantly taking off the top layer of dead skin. In reading Dr. Pericone's book, I see that I was torturing my face. I still use Retin-A around my eyes and forehead only at night, but I use Amine Complex Face lift all over first and follow with Phosphatidyl-E day and night. The face lift firms and gives me an even tone and the E gives me a dewy look and repairs my skin.

Conclusions
My advice would be, be careful and start young but start with gentle products.

Price (paid by reviewer)
20.00 with insurance

Where to find it
Prescription


     



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