“Retinol” and “tretinoin” fall under the unbrella-term RETINOIDS. This also includes the ingredient called “adapalene,” among others.
Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that prompts the skin cells to turn over faster and stimulates collagen under the skin to renew. This makes the skin look fresher, younger and more plump.
Retinol is the mildest form of retinoid, commonly classified as a cosmeceutical. Adapalene is a retinoid that is said to be of similar efficacy as tretinoin but is less irritating. Tretinoin, on the other hands, is the most well-known and most bioactive form among the retinoids. The strength of a product does not only depend on the ingredient. The percentage concentration of the ingredient and the type of vehicle it is packaged in also affects the strength of a given product.
With today’s technology, many companies research and develop ways to deliver the ingredient without causing irritation to the skin. So, to be honest, there are many things to consider when labeling a certain brand or product as mild or strong. But one thing is for certain, stronger does not necessarily mean it is a better product. You must also listen to your skin. If your skin is dry, dehydrated and sensitive, go for a milder product. Patience and consistency are keys to good skin care. So once your skin is comfortable with the mild product, then you can try to step up to a stronger one.
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We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about syringoma removal. Apart from the earlier posts, here’s a summary of what we do in the clinic to treat syringoma.
As we’ve discussed earlier, syringoma is a deeply rooted lesion. It may take more than one treatment session to completely remove the lesion. There are a few things that you should do after the treatment too. We’ll discuss that in the next post. Stay tuned!!! 😉
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A glimpse into my life as a dermatologist and mom to a teenager… My son just started getting black heads his nose and small pimples on his forehead, cheeks and chin. So here we are showing you how to start a very easy 3-step anti-acne regimen:
Cleanser with gentle cleanser
Moisturize the face
Sunscreen (in the morning)
Anti-acne cream all over the face at night
PS: My son agreed to help me with this video on one condition — that I cover his eyes! That’s why he has this filter 😛
Please note that the information given is for educational purposes only. Treatments are customized to our patients’ needs.