I’m glad you’ve found something else that suits your skin better. I feel so depressed. Tania, it’s a fairly basic moisturizer but it does contain enough retinol to work. It’s enough that I am self conscious about it, but not enough that I am embarrassed to go out of the house (as described by some above). This is a very excellent article on Retinol. I’ve never had acne this bad. You’re still the amazing person you were before the breakouts. I’ve checked the GoPure retinol cream and, while it’s good for anti aging, it’s best suited for dry skin. Sorry this Skinceuticals cream didn’t work for you. Luckily, these side effects go away after your skin adjusts (assuming you’re using it properly, which we’ll get into shortly.). Hi Gia, I recently started using 1.0 retinol by the ordinary, I worked upto this one from the 0.2 retinol from them. Irritation from overuse of retinal products or Retin A can cause darkening or "hyperpigmentation" in darker skinned individuals. You are right, Sharon, that aging can’t be stopped completely and we should accept that it exists. Hello Gio, i have been using the Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion for about 1 week, is it normal to have acnes the first time you used a retinoid? Acne can really rob you of your self-esteem. Others refuse that claim, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use sunscreen. After 6 months of painful break outs I stopped using it. My skin got smoother but my pimples just keeps on popping out literally anywhere. What should I do now. I’d recommend you keep using the retinol for a couple more weeks to see if the bumps stop. Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:18 pm : i have been using retin-a 0.1% for more than 2 years, i do not think it causes any hyperpigmentation/dark spots. My weekly treatments consist of a Clay Mask, Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, and a 10% Glycolic Acid Tonner. Really useful and thorough advice. Also would I still have to deal with “purging” even though my skin is mostly clear and I only dealt with hormonal acne? I also use dermalogica exfoliant once a week – should I exfoliate twice a week now? I am about 20 days in and I am really really starting to give up. Required fields are marked *. I know my mom uses retinol right now. http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2016/04/18/best-retinol-products/, http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2009/06/10/what-ingredients-are-comedogenic/, http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/the-ordinary-advanced-retinoid-serum/, http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/the-complete-guide-to-retinol/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/contact/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/strength-retinol-need/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/purging-breakout-difference/. I can see on my mom who is 80 years of age that good skincare makes a difference. It really does take six months to a year before any real results can be seen -- or maybe even longer in some cases. Dark spots on the skin can range from light brown to dark brown. It just brings to the surface now what would naturally have appeared one or two weeks later. But never during the day. Now several years later and 45, I need an anti-aging cream. Now I have all the answers to my questions. If you ask me, I believe that if I didn’t use the skincare I use, I would have more wrinkles. Besides drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, and protecting my skin from the sun’s rays, I use a cream with retinol every night. After I upped it to 2-3 times a week. My Dermatologist said my acne was hormonal and moved to actzone. I currently just use PC’s Antioxidant Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Serum which has some retinol in it I believe. So it’s just a matter of perseverance and try to push true then, till it goes away? Using with a richer moisturizer did the trick for me. I would also be happier if I didn’t have to put any special creams on my face but on the other hand it’s good that nowadays we have these things to help us achieve a better-looking skin and solve the issues. She has never had any special treatment at a beautician or any surgery but she’s always used moisturizing creams with ingredients that improve the skin structure and prevent drying. I wish I had never used the philosophy and now i wish I had never used the veltin because i feel like it brought out acne I never even had. Hi Gio. But having said that, there are still risks to using it. There are over the counter versions all the way up to prescription creams and pills. Retinols are a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles and improve your skin overall. Thanks for sharing. And at what point should one panic? I am a bit vain and now I am ashamed to step out. You are right that people with dark skin wrinkle less than people with white skin. 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