Renova contains the active ingredient tretinoin and is available in one strength, 0.02%. It has a creamy, elegant texture similar to most facial moisturizers designed for dry skin. It contains fragrance. Those considering Renova may also want to ask their dermatologist about Refissa. It contains a higher amount of tretinoin and comes in a cream base that omits fragrance. In terms of packaging, Renova is available in an opaque pump bottle that dispenses a pre-measured dose. This can be very helpful as many patients tend to overapply retinoids and the result is irritation and flaking that limits compliance. For more information about the active ingredient in Renova, please click on Retinoids from the Master Brand List.
Active: Tretinoin 0.02%
Inactive: Benzyl Alcohol, BHT, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Edetate Disodium, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Water, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Xanthan Gum
*Note: Because Renova is a prescription drug, its iactive ingredients do not have to be (and in this case are not) listed in descending order.