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Generic Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinoin Gel) .025%, 15g Tube (Prescription Product)

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Generic Retin-A Gel Micro .025% (tretinoin gel) is ideal for people who want the same benefits of Retin-A cream but have sensitive skin. In this gel formulation, the active ingredient tretinoin is enclosed in microspheres. This time-released form permits slower absorption into the skin and longer lasting effectiveness.

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New to Retin-A or have very sensitive skin? Try the gel form

If your dermatologist or physician has prescribed Retin-A Gel Micro (tretinoin gel), then you may have sensitive skin and/or would benefit from a slower, longer lasting release of this powerful retinoid.

What is tretinoin gel?

Tretinoin gel is the FDA-approved generic form of Retin-A Gel Micro. Tretinoin is the active ingredient in both Retin-A cream and Retin-A gel micro. Tretinoin is the acid form of Vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid. The reason this medication works - science, anecdotal evidence, and heavy research prove it -- is because it's the exact acid that the body synthesizes from Vitamin A. 

In the gel form, tretinoin (brand name Retin-A Gel Micro) provides the same benefits as tretinoin cream but only with a slower process. In the gel form, the retinoic acid is enclosed in microscopic spheres. The spheres slow the release of the retinoic, which generally causes less skin irritation than the 100% "full-throttle" release of tretinoin cream and Retin-A cream.

Due to the slower release of the tretinoin into the skin, the effectiveness of the medicine is longer lasting, not to be mistaken for "stronger or more powerful." Instead, you can compare tretinoin gel's slower absorption and tretinoin cream's faster release to sipping a glass of water vs drinking it quickly.

What are the benefits of tretinoin gel (Retin-A Gel Micro)? 

  • Great for sensitive skin that may benefit from the slower release of tretinoin's powerful exfoliation and skin renewal
  • Ideal for someone who may be "graduating" from OTC retinol creams to the prescription retinoid, tretinoin
  • Some acne conditions may benefit from a slower, longer lasting medication delivery
  • Tretinoin Gel can be applied to the face immediately after washing your face without waiting 20 minutes as is required with tretinoin cream

To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another. 

More Information
Is a Prescription Product Yes
Use or Effects Anti-Aging, Treat Acne, Fade Hyperpigmentation
Form Gel
Drug Class/Pharmacology Retinoid
Product Specifics

Tretinoin Gel, Retin-A Gel Micro is only available with a prescription. Tretinoin gel is the active ingredient in Retin-A Gel Micro and an FDA-approved generic equivalent.

How to use: Wash and dry your hands to remove any bacteria. Wash your face with mild soap or a gentle cleanser that your physician or dermatologist may recommend. Tap dry your face and apply a pea sized amount of the medication to your fingertip. Gently apply it to your face. Do not rub in and avoid contact with your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughy after. 

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