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What are retinoids and what role do they play in the skin?

Ben Kaminsky
Dermatology
The retinoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A, are good examples of cell receptor activators, meaning they are able to bind or connect to a specific site on the cell membrane and communicate with the cell.

The retinoid receptors play a role in skin cell differentiation, organization, and pigmentation.

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