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Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Obagi

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Description

Tretinoin has been clinically proven to effectively repair photodamaged skin and eliminate acne. Obagi Tretinoin creams are used to treat fine wrinkles, dark spots and rough skin on the face caused by damaging rays of the sun. Tretinoin is the only prescribed treatment for acne and photodamaged skin that works at a cellular level. Obagi Tretinoin penetrates the skin and actually helps to correct the DNA found in the skin cells to correct photodamage.

Specifications

Type:
Treatment
Format:
Cream
Routine Step:
Moisturize
Functions:
Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle, Lightening

Ingredients

Tretinoin 0.05%, Stearic Acid, Isoprpyl Myristate, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Purified Water

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Product Reviews (24)

Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

dora

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Medium Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

snowbelle

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Lyle

Guy from Australia
Oily skin

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Effectiveness 4.5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Medium Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Erin

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Melissa

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Medium Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Dana

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Very Heavy
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Fernanda

Woman from Mexico
Oily skin

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Effectiveness 2
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Very Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Diane

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 3
Scent
Medium
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Heavy
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Kate

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 0
Scent
Heavy
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Medium Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Linda

Woman from United States
Dry skin

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Effectiveness 3.5
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Talia

Woman from United States
Dry skin

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Effectiveness 3.5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Very Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Courtney Romain

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 3.5
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Kate

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Molly E. Heiler

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Very Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Deirdre

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Very Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Fiona

Woman from United Kingdom
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4.5
Scent
Medium
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Phyllis

Woman from United States
Dry skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
Medium
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Medium Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Mary

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4.5
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Very Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Heidi

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Average
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

andrea diaz

Woman from United States
Oily skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
Texture
Very Light
Absorption
Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
I use a tretinoin called AVITRA. I get it through the VA. Same strength as the Obagi. This has helped me tremendously. Finally, I have gotten rid of the "pizza" look (adult on-set acne) that I have developed over the past 5 years. It took 3 months of continual use (plus I just used it once a day) for it to begin working with a noticeable difference. Definitely recommend this. YOU MUST USE SUNSCREEN OR A SUN SHIELD WITH THIS PRODUCT. It will cause severe burning in the sun. I live in Texas, which is the fourth circle of Hell, and I have burnt here terribly.
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

parag

Guy from Latvia
Normal skin

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Effectiveness 3
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Lightly Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Lucas Alberto

Guy from Brazil
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Slow
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
Greasy
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Quin

Woman from Canada
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 3.5
Scent
Light
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Light
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
N/A
Residue
N/A
Tretinoin Cream 0.05%

Maggie

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 3
Scent
None
None Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Texture
Medium
Very Light Light Medium Heavy Very Heavy
Absorption
Very Fast
Very Slow Slow Average Fast Very Fast
Residue
None
None Lightly Greasy Medium Greasy Greasy Very Greasy

Routines with this product (5)

Melisa

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Evening Face Routine

Melisa's

Evening Face Routine

Megan

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Routine

Megan's

Routine

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Routine

Jen's

Routine

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Routine for Acne

Erica's

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