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Tretonin for wrinkles, anyone tried it?

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Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 10:48:51

Have read many good things about this online, apparently it is the only thing that is actually proven to work on wrinkles apart from Botox etc.

Anyone tried it? Is it worth it?

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 10:50:51

Okay that should read tretinoin I have no idea why my phone keep correcting it to that!

Love2dance Fri 22-Apr-16 13:33:51

I use it for melasma but I can say it does help with wrinkles. It increases skin cell turnover. Not great in the beginning as most people peel and get red skin, but once the new skin is revealed it looks good. BUT, I would caution against using it without advice from a dermatologist as this is strong stuff (although you can get different strenghths).

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 14:16:39

Yes the fact it's prescription only and I'd have to get it through an online 'pharmacy' does put me off I must say! It just gets tempting when I read how effective it is, my wrinkles seems to be rapidly multiplying at the moment despite all the dreams etc.

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 14:17:05

Creams not dreams!!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 22-Apr-16 15:03:20

As long as you follow instructions & don't get pg it's ok.

I bought mine from a Thai seller on eBay. You only need a little bit & you must wear a proper sunscreen everyday.

Nabootique Fri 22-Apr-16 15:07:06

La Roche Posay do one that is less than prescription strength which you can get in Boots. It's 0.3. Might be a good start if you are new to it.

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 16:50:43

Ah I love La Roche Posay, their one has good reviews. May start with that and see that if there is any effect. Just find it mildly depressing that I seem to be getting so many lines already, wish I could afford Botox!

squoosh Fri 22-Apr-16 17:15:50

Yes I use it and buy mine from an online pharmacy. Have been using it for a year or so. Started on 0.025 and am now on 0.05.

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 17:33:02

Has it worked for you then squoosh?

squoosh Fri 22-Apr-16 17:39:53

Well I'm taking it as a preventative measure more than anything. My skin tone is definitely more even and luminous than it was before I started but that's thanks in part to glycolic acid too.

Brokenbiscuits86 Fri 22-Apr-16 18:02:04

It's more about prevention for me too, I'm 29 so I don't have major lines I'm more just freaking out because I can see the start of them. I'm so pale and I stupidly used to roast myself in the sun so I'm worried the damage is already done.

foragogo Fri 22-Apr-16 18:16:55

any recommendations for online pharmacies?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 22-Apr-16 18:17:24

I'm quite red at the moment and I'm finding it quite uncomfortable because I'm aware of how flushed I look.

I'm on 00.25% and was applying it 3 times a week but have backed off over the last few days.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 22-Apr-16 20:26:40

I think I started on twice a week, blob about the size of half a pea.

FrownsAndDimples Fri 22-Apr-16 21:54:51

It's my holy grail. I've have lots of people pm me for the details of where I get it (UK based) due to a recent anti-aging thread.

If anyone from this thread is interested I'd be happy to share. I remember the nightmare on having to rely on friends and family bring it back from me from exotic holidays.

squoosh Fri 22-Apr-16 21:57:13

I buy mine from Pharamcy Geoff. It's Johnson & Johnson and takes about a week for delivery.

squoosh Fri 22-Apr-16 21:58:56

foragogo Mon 25-Apr-16 11:45:41

so what strength do you suggest I start on - I am seeing different units quoted. I seem to be seeing these strenghts available:


I was thinking of starting with 0.05% as I dont have sensitive skin and I'm old (43) so need to catch up. What facial sunscreen do people use on top (I dont use any currently)

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 25-Apr-16 11:53:41

You really should start with 0.025% and allow your skin to get used to it. Use a half pea sized amount all over your face. Even at this lower strength you'll probably get some peeling.

I used two tubes of 0.025% over the course of about 6 months before moving on to 0.05%.

Suncreen wise I currently use La Roche Posay's comfort cream SPF 30.

Brokenbiscuits86 Mon 25-Apr-16 16:36:07

I'm going to start with the 0.025%. I can recommend sunsense daily 50+ I like it as it doesn't make my face white!

XiCi Mon 25-Apr-16 16:57:09

I've got a tube that I ordered online but have been put off using it with stories that it can make pigmentation worse. Has anyone successfully used it to fade sun spots?

Love2dance Mon 25-Apr-16 19:36:50

FrownsAndDimples yes please do share! It costs a f****ing fortune!

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