Obagi Tretinoin 0.05% Cream
A mid-range concentration of a powerful retinoid prescription cream for treating acne, discoloration, and signs of aging.
For the moderate treatment of acne, discoloration, and signs of premature aging, this cream offers a concentration of 0.05% that is best for those who have been using tretinoin for some time or who have been recommended a stronger intensity by the physician. Derived from Vitamin A in the form of retinoic acid, the active ingredient tretinoin is a retinoid, widely recognized in skincare as one of the most powerful and effective skin treatments available. It’s the same form of Vitamin A that the body naturally synthesizes for healthy skin and many other essential functions.
Tretinoin heals deep beneath the surface of the skin, increasing collagen production, stopping the production of excess pigment, and treating acne at the source. Results are most visible after 6-12 weeks of regular use.
Side Effects and Product Safety: Side effects may include skin dryness, burning, redness, excessive flaking, or peeling. In some cases, acne symptoms may appear to worsen before they improve. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
The safety and efficacy of tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 12 years of age, or in pregnant or nursing women.