Obagi Medical’s micronized tretinoin gel 0.05% is ideal for sensitive skin that can benefit from the skin renewing power of Retin A but requires a milder formula. Obagi’s tretinoin gel contains added ingredients like glycerine, soluble collagen and sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture.
Side Effects and Product Safety: Side effects may include skin dryness, burning, redness, excessive flaking or peeling. In some cases, acne symptoms may appear to worsen before they improve. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
The safety and efficacy of tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 12 years of age, or in pregnant or nursing women.
In addition, to the Vitamin A derivative retinoic acid, Obagi tretinoin gel 0.05% contains:
Sodium Hyaluronate – Has all the benefits of hyaluronic acid, with an extra advantage – it’s more easily absorbed than hyaluronic acid. Has the ability to bind and hold onto significant amounts of water. Glycerin – used as a lubricant and humectant. Glycerin attracts water to skin and helps skin to feel softer and smoother.
Trolamine – helps calm inflammation.
Soluble Collagen,- increases the moisture content of the skin