Being the beauty product junkie that I am, I have researched all the creams and products out there to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to make your skin have an overall better looking appearance. Time and time again I would come across Retin-A (or a retinoid cream) for being the only FDA approved and recommended cream for treating wrinkles, acne, and age spots.
I have been using Retin-A (topical) for about three weeks now and I am more than pleased with the results. Retin-A is a STRONG topical treatment that basically sloths away the first layer of your dermis eventually thinning the skin on the face. When you first start using it your face will get red, peel, and feel extremely tight and uncomfortable for a few days. Also, it is absolutely imparative that you wear sunscreen on a daily basis because the Retin-A makes your skin more prone to getting burned by the sun.
Retin-A is made to be used at night as your only topical treatment. I wash my face and apply only a small pea sized amount all over my face. In the morning I was it off and apply a heavy moisturizer (I use La Mer) to combat the dryness that is caused by the Retin-A.
Also, you should know that you cannot get Retin-A over the coutner. It is only prescribed by a Dermatologist. I have a pretty good health insurance plan and my tube of Retin-A only costs me 8 dollars.
Do any of you all use a Retinoid cream? Do you see results?