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    Can you tell us the benefits of Retin A?

    I always get Strivectin and Retin A mixed up.

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    ^^

    After the repeated application of Retin-A, the outermost skin layer (stratum corneum) thins. At the same time, the cells in the epidermis level are stimulated to produce a thickened epidermis layer. Through this stimulation, collagen production and cellular growth in the dermis layer also increase. Typically, benefits are fully evident after seven weeks of proper application. Treatment must be maintained in order to continue to reap the benefits of Retin-A.
    For me there's an added bonus of Retin A helping with my sebum production (I'm really oily) and with blackheads.
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    ^^Thank you!

    I'm always amazed when something really works.

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    In short, Retin A slows down the aging process on skin treated with it. When you stop using it, your skin will age at its normal rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
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    For me there's an added bonus of Retin A helping with my sebum production (I'm really oily) and with blackheads.
    Don't be too upset about sebum, oily skin ages at a much slower rate.


    Not to derail the thread, but what do you use to help control the sebum and blackheads?

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    ^ I use Clinique Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control, and MAC Blot Powder. I touch up with Shiseido oil blotting papers. They help keep the shine to a minimum.

    For blackheads the Retin A really stops them, and when I get one I use old fashioned extraction.
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    retin A isn't too damaging or harsh for long-term use?

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    You use it according to individual tolerance. For some, that's 1-2 x per week others can do 4-6. I can handle 4-5 times per week, more than that and my skin gets red and very flaky.

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    ^^^ i used it for ~20 years and had no issues.

    i had to stop when i was pregnant because retin A is teratogenic. then i didn't resume because of the toxicity. but i think it's a good product and it works.

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    Do you all use it on your under eye are, my skin is so thin and crinkled there?

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    ^Yes. Wouldn't go without it there.

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    Thanks, you've inspired me to start using it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Can you tell us the benefits of Retin A?

    I always get Strivectin and Retin A mixed up.
    Strivectin is the crap one...it's just marketing, Retin-A is a prescription drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ View Post
    Strivectin is the crap one...it's just marketing, Retin-A is a prescription drug.
    SVZ is right, don't waste a penny on Strivectin, it should be yanked off the market. Retin A works well, but in the process it makes your skin red & ultra sensitive to the sun.

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    Not to derail the thread, but what do you use to help control the sebum and blackheads?

    Salicylic acid is very helpful in reducing sebum and breakouts. I just started using the Obagi Medical Rosaclear System. Will let you know if it diminishes my rosacea.
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    Oh! That would be useful Tonja I have rosacea with very sensitive skin so even using a mild hypoallergenic cleanser every day is too harsh for me & then I have these breakouts too. I was hoping it would all calmdown with the menopause..... Still waiting...

    I use Retin A just around my eye area (thanks to qwerty's tutalidge!) and I like how it works. Funnily enough my eye area seems less sensitive than the rest of my face! Go figure!


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