Definition of Retin-A in English:



  • A brand of tretinoin, used in the topical treatment of acne and to reduce wrinkles.

    ‘Some drugs (like the wrinkle cream Retin-A and the acne drug Accutane) make skin more susceptible to sunburn.’
    • ‘Lastly, if the pimples are inflamed and painful and they aren't going away, you may need to see a dermatologist who can prescribe topical antibiotics, Retin-A, Tazorac or even oral medication.’
    • ‘Derived from vitamin A, these are more commonly known by their brand names - Retin-A and Renova - and require a prescription.’
    • ‘Retinoic acid, a form of vitamin A that is sold under the brand names Renova, Avita, and Retin-A, can improve fine wrinkles, discoloration, and rough skin from overexposure to sunlight.’
    • ‘She likes to supplement her skin care routine with higher strength tretinoin, such as Renova or Retin-A, as she can tolerate them.’
    • ‘Exfoliating scrubs and chemicals like alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoids (including retinol, Retin-A and Renova) can leave skin smooth and glowing because they eliminate dull, dead cells on the skin's surface.’
    • ‘Regular sunscreen use is even more important if you are treating your face with Retin-A or alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids, or getting peels or microdermabrasion - all of which can leave skin more sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet rays.’
    • ‘I no longer endorse Retin-A (it's so harsh on the skin), and antibiotics I was taking for my acne in high school and college probably led to my becoming so ill in college that one doctor thought I had lupus.’
    • ‘Some drugs, like tetracycline, and skin creams, like Retin-A and those containing retinols, cause an increase in photosensitivity, which makes skin more vulnerable to burning.’
    • ‘Until recently, Retin-A and Renova were the only products that could claim to increase the collagen underlying facial skin, firming the skin and giving it a more youthful appearance.’



/ˌretnˈā/ /ˌrɛtnˈeɪ/