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Retin A Reviews by Users

Reviews are listed in alphabetical order. The reviewer's overall conclusion (rating) is listed on the right. To view a full review, click on the appropriate link.

Product / Review Excerpt Rating
Retin A (for acne)
I suffered from severed acne close to 15 years and have tried most acne cream and gel without much effect. I have to give credit to retin A which really help to curb my acne problem. When used together with roaccutane, my skin was flawless without any breakout... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A (tretinoin)
I am 57 years old and have been using Retin A for 21 years. I started with the .5% cream but have used the 1% cream the majority of the time. I do not like the gel. I have remarkable skin for a woman my age. I am particularly pleased with the firmne..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A
I tried Retin A for approximately four weeks and was not happy with the results. I was never told not to use exfoliating products or facial hair bleach, both of which exacerbated the redness and irritation that I developed when using this product. In addition, I was never informed that I could not have my eyebrows waxed either... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin A
Being a Dermatology nurse I knew I would eventually age, so started using Retin A as a prophylactic measure 15 yrs ago, at age 39. My skin is still firm & beautiful, and not a wrinkle can be found. Other good skin care practices must be used also, like avoiding sun, no smoking, keeping skin moist with a good moisturizure daily, and sufficient water intake... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A
I have fair skin, older skin now, and I would consider my skin sensitive. I have used Retin A 0.05% for years and it has served me well. The key to using it is not to put it on heavy but very lightly. When first using the product, limit usage to..... full text >>
Excellent
retin a
I use 0.25% Retin A Gel for my acne. It works fairly well for that purpose, but it makes my skin very dry. I often have flakes on my face which appear worse when I apply my makeup. Since I have acne prone skin, applying moisturizer seems to coun..... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin A
As mentioned above using Retin A improved the quality and texture of my skin. There was however an increase in skin sensitivity. Then I would use a skin mousturiser for sensitive skin, as anything too heavy would irritate... full text >>
Good
retin a
I love this cream.. it is making my skin look younger and softer I was considering botox but now I am not going to get that because the retin a is reducing the wrinkles they have almost dissapeared.. I am not experiencing any irritation just a litt..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A
Retin A is a great product as a maintenance regiman for women who want to get serious about taking care of their skin. If I used it every other night I was fine. I also could not use it during the time I was pregnant... full text >>
Good
Retin A
Easy to use and inexpensive with continued benefits over time. After flaking redness and peeling stops new skin is very smooth with age spots completely gone. Very even skin tone and noticeable firmness. Continued use prevents skin from returning..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A
I wouldn't be without it, I really think it's shaved years from my face due to my sunworshipping in my less informed years. The crows feet are less noticable, age or dark spots have faded, I even use it on the spots that have developed on my hands from sundamage... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin A
Years ago, when I was in my forties, I started using Retin-A when I heard that it was recommended by dermatologists to decrease the damage done by years of sun bathing. The major side effects were redness and itchiness, but that decreased with use and now, after years of use I can apply the max strength without any bad side effect... full text >>
Excellent
retin a micro
After 3 days of use my face was extremly red and itchy. I cut back to once a week but that was all I could stand. I finally went crying back to my MD who quikly change my to differin. Except I had to wait for my skin to heal from the retin A, because even water would burn it... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A (for Acne)
This was the only cream that has ever worked, although it took a few weeks to notice a real differance. I tried pro active aswell but after a couple of weeks with no real change I sorta gave up and stopped using it consistantly. I had to stop using retin-a when I became pregnant, and that was very upseting... full text >>
Good
Retin-A (Generic) Tretinoin 0.025%
I have been using Retin-A on and off for over 21 years. It was first prescribed to treat my teenage acne. It was not very effective for me, but I continued to use it for several years in the hopes that once the acne subsided, I would have gorgeous skin... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A (Tretinoin) .01% for Acne
Retin-A Is Curing My Acne! I am a young female, and an acne sufferer. I have had mild yet persistent acne for about seven years now. On December 20th, 2002 I recieved a prescription for RETIN-A from my dermatologist. I had already tried benzyol-perox..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A / Tretinoin
On the unsolicited advice from a dermatologist friend, I used tretinoin .1%, also known as Retin-A for approximately one month. She said she was using it and was recommending it to everyone. She told me to continue using it nightly if possible despit..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A / Tretinoin
Approximately 11 years ago I learned of Retin-A from my sister-in-law and sought a dermatologist to perscribe it for me. I did have difficulty with redness and flaking but found that cortisone cream corrected that problem. The Retin-A totally did..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A 0.1%
I've been using Retin A for a decade for all the benefits listed above. Because my insurance won't pay for it, I order it from Canada at about 20% of the price in the states. I don't use Retin A on my face in the summer because I am working in my yard every day and it would burn too easily... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I have been using Retinoic-Acid cream for four months now and I really see a difference in the sun and age spots on my face. I am a 50 year old female who grew up in the sun is fun years. The only adverse effects I suffered was redness and much peeling of my skin... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin-A
I have used Retin-A for past 10 years. It definitely works for me. I use it approximately every other night and I get a new layer of skin once or twice a week. I get complements on my skin - but every few days I do have a problem with peeling, flaky skin that really shows up with makeup... full text >>
Good
Retin-A
This cream definitely made my skin smoother and thicker. At first my skin was flakey, but later that flakiness disappeared. The biggest thing I noticed was that the bags and darkness under my eyes was much less noticible... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
Many years of application of retin-a have definitely paid off...I have been a beachgoer and sun worshipper since my early teens in the 1960's...back then sunblock was nearly nonexistent. And why would you use it anyway? That would prevent you fro..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I am 52 years old and have been using Rentin-A for nearly 10 years, but have also used other department store anti-aging products such as strivectin as well. I grew up in the sun and water of California. I spent every day in the sun without sun block... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I bagan using Retin-A and began to notice face peeling within three days. This required me to skip several days. I used it for about three weeks all total but the flaking and peeling never seemed to be lessened. I discontinued use because of the..... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin-A
I had been using this product for only about a week with not much problem then my face began to swell and became red and irritated. I contacted my doctor I was told not to use as much. I discontinued the product for a few days until the swelling went down then made another attempt following the doctors recommendations... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A
Retin-A was prescribed by my doctor. I was about 35 years old at the time.I dont remember what the strength of the product was. I liked the fact I could adjust my application as needed. Unfortunately, I was unable to find an application that would..... full text >>
No effect
Retin-A
Even though the doctor said this was a milder prescription than what I had used 10 years ago (with disastrous results), I should have refused it. My complexion went from not so great to horrendous. It's as if it was just eating my skin... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A
I began using Tretinoin topical as Retin-A for acne when it was first released in the 1980's. After 30+ years of use EVERY OTHER DAY, and avoiding direct sun exposure, my skin still has very few wrinkles - amazing. I began saving money and buying generic Tretinoin topical when the Retin-A patent expired... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I have tried to use Retin-A, a Johnson & Johnson product of 0.05 strength, on different areas of my face, including under my eyes and above my lip (for wrinkles) and on occasional blemishes. Although it does clear up and seem to heal blemishes quick..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A
I began using this at the age of 40, along with sunblock every day, rain or shine. At the age of 58, I have no wrinkles except when I smile, etc. My skin is even, clear, and I have no "age spots" on my face. This product is so much better than buy..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I went in to my dermatologist for my acne, and he prescribed me this. This treatment is very harsh to the skin, and should be taken as directed, or your skin will not get the best results. I was irresponsible the first time I was on this, and I kept stopping or skipping putting on the cream... full text >>
Good
Retin-A
I've been using Retin-A off and on since I was 10 years old (I'm 45 now) initially because of raging acne, then as an anti-wrinkle cream in my late 20s. The skin under my eyes is remarkably smooth and elastic for my age and wrinkling on my forehead is not bad, either... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A
I've used Retin-A for about 10 years. I started because I was 36 and still getting acne, which was quite annoying. Now I use it because my skin looks relatively young: I don't know how many times people have said that I must've become a mother as a teen (I have a 20-year-old)... full text >>
Excellent
retin-a
After suffering years of acne as a teenager and successfully treating it with accutane at age 19, I began seeing some recurrance of acne 10 years later. I received a prescription for retin-a from my doctor and within a week my skin cleared up. No over the counter products (like bezol peroxide or salycilic acid) were anywhere near as effective... full text >>
Good
Retin-A
I first started using Retin-A about 4 years ago (I am now 15). At first the side effects were awful. After about 2 weeks, my nose began to peel and my skin became exceedingly dry, flakey and senstive... full text >>
No effect
Retin-A
I found this product to be amazing. At first, my skin was very flaky and peeled a lot, but after a few weeks of use, it has improved a lot. I defintely would suggest this product to anyone with ance or wrinkle problems... full text >>
Good
Retin-A
Buying a $60 tube of Retin-A and having to go to the Dermatologist for a prescription, I was determined to give this product a try. A few months ago I tried by applying the product nightly. My dermatologist said that I may encounter some red/itchy patches but these would go away with time... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin A Micro (for acne)
After using Retin A Micro .1% for approx. 2 months my skin is breaking out more than usual. Also during exercise or sweating my skin burns really bad! My eyelids are peeling! And I really don't notice much improvment in pigment change. Im told ..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin A Micro (for acne)
I have suffered with mild acne for nearly 17 years, thankfully, I have never been covered in pimples, but I would barely go a day without at least one pimple popping up it's ugle head. I've tried everything from antibiotics to accutane (twice)... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A Micro (for acne)
Overall, this product takes patience. If you stick with it, you can get results... your skin will never be perfect, but the amount of breakouts is reduced if you stick to the regimen. Be sure to use a moisturizer with this product, because your ski..... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin-A Micro (tretinoin)
After trying a whole slew of over-the-counter products and approaches for mild acne, tretinoin is the first product that really worked. Applying this product once a day before bed time has reduced breakouts to a rare occurence, and when my skin does break out the acne is very mild--barely noticeable... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A micro .1%
I went the to dermatologist with sun damage. I had a lot of freckles, dry skin and my face just looked old. She started me on Retin-A micro .1% in the evening after washing my face along with Lustra AF in the morning. I did it religiously for..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A Micro 0.04%
I am 58 years old and have been using Retin A for 3 years. After a period of using it every other day for a week, I went to daily in the morning, then daily in moring and evening. At first I waited the 20 minutes after washing my face to apply the retin A but after 6 months I tried applying it immediately afterwards and had no adverse effects... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A Micro
I would recommend Retin-A Micro to all women over 40. Just to reduce the aging process is a huge benifit. If it will help reduce wrinkles and brown spots it will make getting older easier. I do fine that I need to apply a good cream both morning..... full text >>
Good
retin-a micro
The Retin-a micro did get rid of the moderate acne that i had. It did however irritate my skin extremely. My skin peeled and was really sensitive to the sun. Even with SPF15 on i could tell whent the sun was shining on my skin... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Retin-A Micro
Since I began using Retin-A Micro two weeks ago, I have experienced a decrease in clogged pores and break outs. As the dermatologist warned, I have also experienced redness, dryness and even some skin peeling. I use Retin-A in alternation with with Duac gel, but find that almost all of the sensitivity occurs after using Retin-A... full text >>
Good
Retin-A Micro
I have used Retin-A Micro, 0. 1%, for several months now. It seems to work well and better if combined with a glycolic acid solution, which was high-priced, from a spa, called DermaSwiss Epifactor (BioSkin Restoratin Gel)... full text >>
Good
retin-a micro
I had horrible acne in high school and in college. I tried every cream and antibiotic out there. I used micro retina and that finally got my acne under control after years of battling acne. I did experience some dryness but used cetephil mousteri..... full text >>
Excellent
retin-a micro
I have been using retin-a micro for the past month and a half for my acne. I never had a blemish on my face until I turned 25! I couldn't believe it. I do think it was caused by my changing hormones as a women. Well, the results have been great. The ..... full text >>
Excellent
retin-a micro
I really like retin-a micro. I had used retin-a years ago and although I liked the effects, felt that it was a bit too harsh for my skin. Retin-a micro seems to "ease" me into the peeling stage a bit more gently but provides all of the wonderful ..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A Micro
I've suffered from moderate acne most of my life. The only over the counter medication that was effective in its control was Benzoyl Peroxide. Unfortunately, for me, I was HIGHLY allergic to it. My face and neck would swell, and the dryness and itching it caused was unbearable... full text >>
Good
Retin-A Micro
From the doctor I was using .025% Retin-A (tretinoin) and used it daily. Then at a spa Renova .05% was recommended so I got a prescription for that, but it didn't seem to work as well. So I got Retin-A .1% from the doctor and then from the internet. ..... full text >>
Excellent
Retin-A Micro
I was given a sample tube of Retin-A Micro which I applied to my skin for 3 consective nights before bedtime. On the fourth day my skin around my mouth, chin and nose was red and burning considerably as if I was having an allergic reaction... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin-A-Micro
I have mild acne on my face and severe acne on my back. I use the .1% strength on my back and the .5% for my face. If I remember to use it everyday, it works wonders on my back. I am not sure if there are side effects for it there because i can't..... full text >>
Good
retin-a micro
I've used Retin-a micro gel on and off for the past five years and people can always tell when I'm using it regularly and when I'm not. It's expensive but it's worth it if you want to take care of your skin. I use it at night and after a week my skin is noticably clearer and smoother... full text >>
Excellent
Retin A 0.1% by Ortho
I only had fine lines in the lower eye lids that I wanted to eliminate, which it only slightly reduced. Also, wanted it to eliminate acne scars/large pores on my cheeks, nose, & forehead. It seems to reduce the pores in these areas, but did not reduce them to the point I would like... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin A Micro
Although Retin A is marketed as an anti wrinkle product, my dermatologist prescribed Retin A for my acne. I have had acne for most of my life & have an inherited skin disorder known as sebaceous hyperplasia. Since using the Retin A my face has been clear for a couple of months now... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin A Micro
This product worked wonderfully to reduce the redness of my skin from old acne. However, without much luck in reducing my acne, my dermatologist then prescribed spironolactone and it has been a MIRACLE worker for my acne... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin A Micro
I have had a prescription for Retin A micro for several years and used it off and on (more off than on) because of the side effects. However after using it a little I saw good results and got comments from friends about the effectiveness... full text >>
Good
Retin-a Micro 0.04%
I am 49 with oily skin, clogged pores, breakouts, wrinkles and sagging. 5 yrs and note that it evens skin tone, reduces scarring, and has helped with wrinkles on forehead, but not "frown lines" which I have had to treat with Botox or Restylane... full text >>
Good
Retin-A Micro
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... full text >>
Satisfactory
Retin-A Micro (by Ortho Dermatological)
I have used the product for 6 months and have seen a good improvement in the color and reduction in age and sun spots. I also have hopes that the small lines in the corner of my mouth will even out, and the small crow's feet around my eyes will benefit... full text >>
Good
retin a
I am 47 years old and have a tendency toward dry skin . My skin is in excellent condition and never had acne. I do have some fine lines around the lip and eye area and have been using retin a for the last 2 years. I have not found any improvement ..... full text >>
Satisfactory


     



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