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Are there over-the-counter and prescription versions of topical retinol?

Topical retinol is an ingredient found in over-the-counter and prescription products. You can purchase topical retinol under several different brand or generic names. (Products often have a form of the word retinol in their names). Prescription products are usually stronger than over-the-counter products.

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