Retin-A Micro contains tretinoin as the active ingredient, although it is en-capsulated in “micro-sponges” for controlled release into skin. It is believed that this delivery system reduces tretinoin’s potential to irritate skin. Retin-A Micro is available in two strengths: 0.1% and 0.04%. Price varies by size of the tube and strength, as well as what your health insurance prescription plan may cover. Retin-A Micro comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle designed to keep the active ingredient stable during use. For more information about the active ingredient in Retin-A Micro, please click on Retinoids from the Master Brand List.
Active Ingredient: Tretinoin (either 0.1% or 0.04% depending on the version your doctor prescribes) Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Carbomer 974P (0.04% formulation), Carbomer 934P (0.1% formulation), Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Sorbic Acid, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether Distearate, Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone Copolyol, Benzyl Alcohol, Trolamine, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene.