Retin-A Micro

$120.56 - 45 gram
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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.


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  1. Liz
    Reviewed on Thursday, March 21, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Bad Acne Gone for Good
    • Although this product is expensive and takes a while for it to work (7 weeks from initial application), I found Retin-A Micro to be the only thing to really get rid of my horrible outbreaks. I stopped using it after about a year, and with a good beautypedia-approved skincare regimen, I not only get a few pimples now and then. It takes a few days of flaking and sensitive skin, but hang in there. It will go away and you will have amazing skin to show off.

  2. jo b.
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 20, 2012
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Apparently there weren't enough of those "microsponges" that supposedly help prevent irritation. My skin was burning, my eyelids were stinging (even though I didn't apply it near my eyes) . I also developed lovely new wrinkles under my eyes...not to mention heavier sagging on my lids. My skin was flaking off and I also got 2 pimples. I hope that this BEST product has something magic in it that undo all the damage it's done. I must send a thank you card to my dermatologist now.

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