Retin-A cream

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Instructions for use Retin A



Bioavailability: No

ATC-Code: D10AD01

Protein binding: ≥ 90%

Metabolism: Liver


Half-life: 0.5-2 hours

Excretion: No data available

CAS number: 302-79-4

PubChem-CID: 444795

Drug Bank: DB00755

ChemSpider: 392618

UNII: 5688UTC01R

KEGG: D00094

ChEBI: CHEBI:15367


ECHA-InfoCard: 100.005.573

Formula: C20H28O2

Molar mass: 300.442 g·mol−1

How does it work?

The active ingredient in Retin-A cream is called tretinoin. It normalizes the renewal of the skin by "peeling off" the cornifications in acne. This will allow the sebum to flow out of the pores better. The pores are refined and no longer clogged so easily.

How is it used?

The dose is individually adjusted to your needs. Apply the cream to affected areas once a day before going to bed, after carefully cleaning and drying the application areas.

If your skin is severely irritated during the initial treatment, apply the cream every other day. If your skin is not irritated, you can apply the cream twice a day.

The treatment usually lasts 8 to 12 weeks.

Side effects

Skin flaking or peeling,
Skin redness,
Dry skin


Warnings and Precautions

Avoid contact with eyes

Contact with eyes, mouth, nostrils and mucous membranes should be avoided.

Caution with concomitant treatment with topical drugs

These are medicines for use on the skin that contain sulphur, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Special care should be taken with the simultaneous use of products with high alcohol content, styptic lotions, perfume, cologne and lotions for before and after shaving.

Avoid sun light

To avoid possible skin damage, one must minimize exposure to solar radiation during treatment.

Do not use on damaged skin

Retin-A Cream should not be applied to broken skin.

Do not wash affected areas too often

Do not wash affected areas more than twice a day.

Other trade names

Avita Airol Cordes VAS Eudyna Vesanoid


Hypersensitivity to the ingredients


Women planning a pregnancy

Acute eczema


Acute skin inflammation


Avoid during pregnancy


No interactions with alcohol

What happens if you miss the dose?

No data available


Overdosing can cause side effects.

The signs and symptoms of a possible overdose are acute dermatitis with edema and skin erosions.


Interactions are unlikely or not significant

Unwanted reactions




Aggravated acne

Change in skin pigmentation


Food does not affect the effects of the drug.


Do not store above 30°C.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy Retin A?

Retin A (tretinoin) cream is only available in pharmacies with a prescription in Britain, while retinol is available in numerous cosmetic products in drugstores.

Does Retin A Creme lighten skin?

Contrary to popular belief, Retin A Creme is not a skin lightening agent. While Retin A (tretinoin) may even out hyperpigmented spots and produce a slight change in skin tone, it does not affect melanin synthesis.

Can I Buy Retin A Cream Over The Counter?

In Britain you can only buy Retin A on prescription. This means that if you want to use Retin A Creme (tretinoin) as an acne or anti-aging treatment, you must speak to a doctor.

Is Retin A cream effective against wrinkles?

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a drug used to treat acne and sun damaged skin. While it cannot eliminate deep wrinkles, it can help improve the appearance of surface wrinkles, crow`s feet, and dark spots.

Retin-A cream



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I bought the Retin A cream to fight my acne. I use the cream at night before bed. Retin A works beautifully. The Wauuu effect is already present after 6 weeks of regular use. I will definitely continue to use this cream and definitely recommend it!


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