Contains the active ingredient : Tretinoin 0.05%, which is a form of vitamin A used in the treatment of acne.
It is not known exactly how tretinoin works, but it is thought to loosen the cells in the surface of the skin. This helps to unblock pores, so that the skin's natural oil producing glands can function normally.
In addition, tretinoin increases the turnover of the skin cells, which aids the natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. This also helps to unblock pores and decrease the formation of blackheads (comedones) and spots.
It may seem like your acne has got worse in the early weeks of treatment. This is due to the action of the medicine on deep, previously unseen blackheads and papules. It may take six to eight weeks before definite beneficial effects on the skin can be seen.Tretinoin, a topical retinoid, works by speeding up the skin cell turnover process, allowing your body to replace older skin cells on the surface of the skin with newer, fresh skin cells that form on the lower levels of the epidermis.
You can almost think of tretinoin as acting like a fast-forward button for your skin cell turnover cycle. Instead of sticking around, the superficial layer of your skin that’s exposed to sunlight, wind and pollution is cycled off more efficiently, giving you fresher, less weathered skin.
The end result is a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin, a reduction in visible wrinkles and even an decrease in acne.
What is it used for ?
Mild to moderately severe acne. It may take six weeks or longer before improvement in the acne is noted.
Sun damage (photoaging). Long-term use (>6 months) may reduce fine wrinkles and fine lines.
English instruction leaflet inside the box
Size : 10 g / tube (0.33 oz)
Total 4 tubes