Our database includes 37 products that contain Tretinoin.

Community rating: Liked

What it is






Tretinoin is a form of Vitamin A. It is stronger than retinol and only available with a prescription in many countries.

Research on tretinoin has found it to be effective in anti-aging the skin. It helps improve damage from the sun, even the skin tone, and smooth out wrinkles. Tretinoin has also been found to be an effective acne treatment by reducing 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. Due to its strength, it can cause irritation, redness, and dry skin. Those with sensitive skin should consult a professional about using tretinoin.

It is not recommended to use tretinoin or other retinols while pregnant.

Read about Retinol

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 Data

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Dullness • Fine Lines • Dark Spots

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Hormonal Acne • Dullness • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Of the 26 products in our database that have a known concentration of Tretinoin, we've seen concentrations from 0.01% to 0.1% 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.