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Who should not use topical retinol?

Do not use topical retinol (or other products containing vitamin A) if you are:
  • pregnant or nursing, as too much retinol and vitamin A can be harmful to both mother and child
  • allergic to any ingredients in your topical retinol product
If you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, talk to your doctor before using a topical retinol or vitamin A supplement, as these substances may interfere with cancer treatments.

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