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Our database includes 109 products that contain Tretinoin.

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What it is







Tretinoin is the best retinoid due to its proven skin benefits. It only available with a prescription in many countries.

All forms of OTC retinoids goes through a conversion line until it can become effective. The final step of conversion is retinoic acid; retinoic acid IS Tretinoin.

This is why tretinoin is so effective; it gets to work immediately on the skin.

Research on tretinoin has found it to be incredibly effective for reducing the signs of aging. It helps improve damage from the sun, even the skin tone, and smooth out wrinkles. It is also an effective acne treatment by reducing and balancing out sebum production in pores.

Tretinoin, like other forms of Vitamin A, increases the turnover cycle of skin cells. This helps the skin create newer and healthier skin cells faster.

It can cause irritation, redness, and dry skin because it is considered a "strong" ingredient. Those with sensitive skin should consult a professional about using tretinoin.

Using retinoids will increase sun-sensitivity in the first few weeks of use. Though studies show retinoids increase your skin's natural SPF with continuous use, it is best to always wear sunscreen and sun-protection.

Read about a form of retinoid you can purchase at the store, retinol.

People also like: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol

People also dislike: Retinol, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid

Also known as: All-Trans-Retinoic Acid and Retinoic Acid

Tretinoin is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.2% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

11208 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Fine Lines • Dullness • Dark Spots

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Fungal Acne • Sensitivity • Dryness

Where it's used

Of the 73 products in our database that have a known concentration of Tretinoin, we've seen concentrations from 0% to 25% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Tretinoin the most:

What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.