Obagi Tretinoin Gel 0.05%
Obagi’s anti-acne powerhouse is an A-lister for your face—as in Vitamin A, from which the key ingredient, the retinoid tretinoin, is derived. This prescription product treats acne vulgaris, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging, and may be used only under the guidance of a physician.
Trentinoin heals from the inside out, absorbing deep within skin to attack acne at the source, stimulate collagen production, and lighten scars and blemishes by inhibiting the production of pigmentation. The result? Clearer, brighter, smoother skin. You may need to use this cream consistently for 6 weeks to 3 months in order to fully experience results. In some cases, acne will temporarily get worse during the course of treatment. This is common and treatment should continue as directed.
Directions for use: Apply to your face at night 30 minutes after a thorough, gentle cleansing when your skin is completely dry; ensure that your hands are also clean. Spread evenly over your skin, avoiding eye and mouth areas and any open wounds. Wash hands after applying. Use trentinoin in the amounts and frequency directed by your physician. Consult with your doctor if you experience redness, swelling, or irritation that persists.
Safety Information: While using Tretinoin, spend as little time in the sun as possible, use an effective broad spectrum sunscreen, and wear a hat even on cloudy days. Do not use sunlamps or tanning booths, and avoid extreme wind and cold. If you do get a sunburn, stop using Tretinoin until your skin is back to normal. Tretinoin may cause skin irritation. Some patients may get dry, red or peeling skin that requires them to use less medication or use it less often, or stop use either temporarily or altogether. Patients who develop a rash or itchy skin should contact their healthcare provider.
Do not use more Tretinoin, or use it more often, than your doctor has told you because it will not work better and may increase the irritation to your skin. Avoid use of other products that may dry or irritate your skin. The safety and efficacy of Tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 12 years of age (Cream), or in pregnant or nursing women.
Important note: as Obagi Treatinoin Gel 0.05% is a prescription item, it is only available online to patients who have had a consultation with Dr. Zanelli.
Ingredients: 0.05% tretinoin, benzyl alcohol, butyl paraben, butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 940, ethyl paraben, fish collagen hydrolyzates, glycerin, iso-butyl paraben, methylparaben, octoxynol 9, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium hydaluronate, and trolamine