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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I store tretinoin?
    Store tretinoin at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • What strengths of tretinoin do you offer?
    We offer tretinoin in various strengths including 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1% in both cream and gel formulations to cater to different skin types and conditions. Check out our all products here: Buy Tretinoin Online
  • What is tretinoin?
    Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid, is a topical medication used to treat acne, reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, and improve skin texture. It is a derivative of vitamin A and works by promoting cell turnover and collagen production.
  • What are the benefits of using tretinoin?
    Tretinoin helps treat acne, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, diminishes hyperpigmentation, and boosts collagen production, leading to healthier, more youthful-looking skin.
  • How should I choose the right strength of tretinoin?
    The strength of tretinoin you should use depends on your skin type, the condition being treated, and your skin's tolerance to the product. It's best to start with a lower strength and gradually increase it as your skin adjusts. Consulting a dermatologist can also help determine the most suitable strength for your needs.
  • Can you use tretinoin under eyes?
    Tretinoin can be used under the eyes, but with caution. The skin in this area is very delicate and sensitive, so it's essential to use a lower concentration of tretinoin and apply it sparingly. Avoid getting too close to the lash line to prevent irritation. If you experience significant redness or discomfort, discontinue use and consult your dermatologist.
  • Do you put tretinoin on before or after moisturizer?
    Tretinoin should be applied before moisturizer to ensure its full absorption into the skin. However, if you have very sensitive skin, you can apply a light layer of moisturizer first to create a buffer and reduce potential irritation. Always follow with a moisturizer to maintain skin hydration.
  • Can I use vitamin C with tretinoin?
    Yes, you can use vitamin C with tretinoin, but it’s best to apply them at different times of the day to minimize irritation. Use vitamin C in the morning to protect against environmental damage and tretinoin at night to promote cell turnover and skin renewal. Always use sunscreen during the day, as both products can increase sun sensitivity.
  • How long should you wait to apply moisturizer after tretinoin?
    For optimal results, wait approximately 20-30 minutes after applying tretinoin before applying a moisturizer. This waiting period allows tretinoin to fully absorb into the skin, reducing the likelihood of irritation and ensuring that the medication works effectively. This practice is especially important for individuals with sensitive skin.
  • Can I use tretinoin after microneedling?
    It is generally recommended to wait at least 24-48 hours after microneedling before applying tretinoin to avoid irritation. Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin, and applying tretinoin too soon can cause excessive irritation and discomfort. Consult with your dermatologist for personalized advice on post-microneedling skincare.
  • How long should I leave tretinoin on my face?
    Tretinoin should be left on your face overnight to maximize its benefits. Apply it as part of your evening skincare routine and let it work while you sleep. In the morning, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and follow with sunscreen, as tretinoin can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight.
  • How to Use Tretinoin Cream?
    To use tretinoin cream effectively, follow these steps: Cleanse your face with a gentle, non-medicated cleanser and pat dry. Wait for 20-30 minutes to ensure your skin is completely dry. Apply a pea-sized amount of tretinoin cream to your face, focusing on areas of concern. Avoid the eye area, corners of the nose, and mouth. Follow with a moisturizer to minimize dryness and irritation. Use tretinoin at night, and always apply sunscreen during the day, as tretinoin increases your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. To learn more check out our blogs.
  • What happens if you stop using tretinoin?
    Discontinuing the use of tretinoin can lead to a gradual return of your skin to its pre-treatment state. The benefits achieved, such as reduced acne and improved skin texture, may diminish over time, and acne lesions or wrinkles could reappear. To sustain the positive effects of tretinoin, it is advisable to maintain its usage as part of your long-term skincare routine. Consulting with a dermatologist can help identify alternative treatments if needed.
  • Are there any side effects of using tretinoin?
    Common side effects include dryness, redness, peeling, and increased sensitivity to sunlight. These effects usually subside as your skin adjusts. Rarely, some may experience severe irritation or an allergic reaction. If you experience severe side effects, stop using tretinoin and seek medical advice.
  • What should I do if my skin becomes irritated?
    Mild irritation, redness, and peeling are common when starting tretinoin. If irritation becomes severe, reduce the frequency of application or switch to a lower strength. If the irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.
  • Can I use tretinoin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
    Tretinoin is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your healthcare provider for alternative treatments during this period.
  • How long does delivery take?
    Standard delivery typically takes 3-5 business days. You can choose expedited shipping at checkout for faster delivery options.
  • Where to buy tretinoin cream over the counter?
    Tretinoin cream is not available over the counter in the UK and typically requires a prescription from a healthcare provider. However, you can easily obtain tretinoin through our online store, We offer a convenient platform where you can consult with licensed healthcare professionals who can provide a prescription if deemed appropriate. This ensures you get the authentic product tailored to your specific skin needs.
  • Do you offer international shipping?
    Currently, we ship only within the UK. We are working towards offering international shipping in the near future.
  • Do you offer consultations for choosing the right tretinoin product?
    Yes, at Tretinoinbuy, we understand that selecting the correct tretinoin product can be overwhelming due to the variety of formulations and concentrations available. We offer professional consultations to help you determine the most suitable tretinoin cream or gel for your specific needs, whether it's for acne treatment, anti-aging, or wrinkle reduction. To schedule a consultation, please visit our website or contact our customer support team.
  • Where to buy tretinoin cream in the UK?
    In the UK, you can conveniently purchase tretinoin cream from our online store, TretinoinBuy. We offer a variety of strengths and formulations to suit different skin types and conditions. Simply visit our website, browse our selection, and place your order. All our products are sourced from reputable manufacturers to ensure quality and authenticity.
  • What is your return policy?
    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return unopened products within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. Please contact our customer service team for return instructions.
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