Skin Care

Retin-A 0.1 Cream and Gel for Anti- Ageing Skin Care Over 40

I have been using retin-a 0.1 percent strength for almost a year now. I have been using 0.05 for two years.

I use 0.1 % everywhere apart from under my eyes where I use my 0.05%. I do this because the skin under our eyes is extremely delicate and should be treated with care. I always apply a hydrating cream before applying retin-a under my eyes. I have naturally dry skin so I have to be very cautious when it comes using any skin care product that dries it out even more.

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Things to Think About Before Using 0.1 Tretinoin

It’s incredibly important to consider your skin before you start using any strength of retin-a. If your skin is easily irritated or super-sensitive it may not be the best anti-aging skin care product for you. However, if you don’t suffer any of these effects then from my own experience I can tell you that the improvement to your skin over a year long period will be very noticeable.

0.1% is as tough as it gets. You shouldn’t start at that percentage. Start low and build up your tolerance levels first. I’d say at least two months on 0.025% and then move to 0.05% for a further three to four months. To be perfectly honest with you however, you might even consider sticking with your 0.05% as I don’t think there is a whole lot of difference in the effect you get over time. This is just my opinion of course. Opinions will vary from user to user.


You should never use retin-a if you are pregnant or breast feeding. This is an absolute. There is no grey area here.

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The Official Line on Retin-A Use

A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medicationSkin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication. These effects usually decrease with continued use.

When using 0.1% gel or cream you should use a ton of moisturiser and drink lots and lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. Moisturise your skin before and after retin-a 0.1%. Contrary to popular belief this will not dilute the formula. It will however, allow your skin to cope a little better.

Tretinoin UK

It’s not been easy to buy tretinoin online in the UK for a long, long time. However here is an official update: I buy 1% from Dematica who are based it the UK. Yay!! I was super-excited to find a British company selling Trentoin.

You will need to sign up for an account but the website is very user-friendly and the service is spot on. My 1% cream is delivered every month at the moment but I will drop that to once every 3 months in the near future.

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