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Retinoids

October 30th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink


Darlings of the media, vitamin A derived retinoids are the most commonly recognized ingredients on the market today. There is also much scientific supporting evidence that retinoids are very effective at treating the visible signs of skin aging. The vast range of vitamin A derivatives include, but are not limited to, retinoic acid (Retin-A, Renova), retinol, isotretinoin (Accutane), tazarotene, and adapaline.
Generally contact irritation reactions will occur when first using products formulated with retinoids; however, these reactions may resolve in a matter of weeks with regular usage. Photosensitivity can also be an issue, so it is recommended that sunscreen is worn daily.
Products formulated with vitamin A and retinoids must also adhere to strict manufacturing and packaging guidelines. During manufacturing, UV and oxygen exposure must be avoided, and packaging should be opaque and air-tight in order to maintain ingredient integrity.

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