Topical treatment for wrinkles and acne vulgaris. Available by prescription only; all Obagi tretinoin formulations are fragrance free.
Tretinoin is the generic name for synthetic, first-generation all-trans-retinoic acid. Topical tretinoin first arrived on the dermatology scene in the 1960s. It is a prescription drug approved to treat acne, and in a few other FDA-approved products (which does not apply to our tretinoin products) as an adjunctive agent to treat fine facial wrinkling for patients who use comprehensive skincare and sun avoidance programs.
Available in multiple strengths and formulations by prescription only, Obagi tretinoin creams and gel work deep inside the skin to treat acne.
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With a 30-year legacy of science and innovation, Obagi has led transformative research that has met the needs of every skin tone and type. We believe skin care is more than “correcting” or even “preventing,” it’s about unleashing your skin’s full potential. That’s why at Obagi we create inclusive products that support the diversity we all bring to the table. It’s about developing scientifically backed, clinical-quality formulations to promote healthier-looking, future-facing skin.
Active Ingredient: 0.025% Tretinoin
Derived from Vitamin A in the form of retinoic acid, the active ingredient tretinoin is a retinoid, widely recognized in skin care as a powerful and effective acne treatment.
Each gram contains: Tretinoin 0.025%, stearic acid, isopropyl myristate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, stearyl alcohol, xanthan gum, sorbic acid, butylated hydroxytoluene, and purified water
How to Use
Apply a moisturizer, preferably with sunscreen, that will not aggravate your acne.
Wash with a mild soap and dry skin gently
Wait 20 to 30 minutes to allow skin to completely dry
Squeeze no more than half an inch of medication onto fingertip; more medication will not yield faster or better results and may cause irritation
Apply onto face, covering affected area lightly, starting with your forehead, chin, and both cheeks, then spread over the entire affected area
Avoid corners of the nose, mouth, eyes, and open wounds