What Is Topical Retinol?

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Retinol is an ingredient used lots of anti-aging creams as well as some acne creams it's a vitamin A derivative just like Retinol or tazoretene also called tazorac are in the prescription area. The vitamin A derivatives that are prescription agents tend to be a little more irritating than the ones that are over the counter.

Retinol has a number of effects. It helps to exfoliate the skin both on the surface and in the pores that's how it often helps with acne it also has direct effects to improve pigmentation Some of those dark spots you get from the sun over time, and on the collagen of the skin to make it healthier and less sun damaged.

Overall Retinol is a great ingredient to have in your anti aging regiment unless, you are pregnant or breast feeding in which case you should avoid it during that time.