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Is there a consensus on which retinoid is least irritating?
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:42 pm      Reply with quote
Which of the following would you say is the mildest:

Retin-A 0.025% cream
Retin-A 0.025% gel
Retin-A Micro 0.04% gel
Retin-A Micro 0.1% gel
Tazorac 0.1% cream


I would say the Tazorac 0.1% cream was the least irritating for me Confused What does everyone else say?
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:47 pm      Reply with quote
Neither. They all suck the life out of my skin.

Retinaldehyde agrees best with me, but we are all different.

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:44 pm      Reply with quote
I was using Retin A 1% and it was a little strong for me. My derm prescribed Ziana gel for me to try! I loved it! It is also a form of retin-a just a lower dose. I now alternate between the two.
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
I just stick to 0.05% cream and it is all good for me, I think it is a very individual issue as some are much more easily irritated then others.

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Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:22 am      Reply with quote
My first Retin-A product was the Micro 0.04% gel. Given my extremely sensitive skin, it wasnít that irritating. I started off using it once every two days and now after nine months I use it 3-4 days straight with a day break in between. In the first 3 months I did experience breakouts, dry skin and skin sensitivity due to the thinning of the outer skin.

I also tried the Micro 0.1% gel three months back. I thought since I had developed a tolerance for the 0.04%, Iíd move up to the 0.1%. That was a big mistake. One night of using 0.1% was enough to set me back to 0.04%. My skin was soooo dry after one night of using 0.1%.

Iím sticking with my Micro 0.04% gel for now. I also find that I canít have the product on my skin for longer than 10 hours - otherwise my skin would be really dry.
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