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anyone know if I'll be able to buy RetinA over the counter in Gran Canaria ?

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ggirl Mon 11-Jun-18 22:47:46

Going in August for holiday and have looked at some pharmacy websites but I'm none the wiser.

trigger2 Mon 11-Jun-18 22:51:27

I would think so as it’s sold in mainland Spain knows as Retirides :-)

LoniceraJaponica Mon 11-Jun-18 22:51:49

Given that it makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight why would you want to use it on holiday?

ggirl Mon 11-Jun-18 22:52:01

brilliant thanks so much

ggirl Mon 11-Jun-18 23:07:14

LoniceraJaponica hmm I was planning on smearing it all over and lying in the sun

TantricTwist Mon 11-Jun-18 23:16:57


ilovecherries Mon 11-Jun-18 23:22:08

Yes, you can, no problem. Pharmacies didn’t always seem to have it in stock though, so don’t wait till your last day - they seem to be able to get it within about 48 hours.

ggirl Mon 11-Jun-18 23:24:23

thanks for that advice

ggirl Mon 11-Jun-18 23:25:25

are their pharmacies as good as the french ones?

fabulous01 Tue 12-Jun-18 06:06:10

I have always going the pharmacies abroad really good ( we are always sick on holiday!)
The drugs seem stronger too 😂

Borttagen Tue 12-Jun-18 06:10:49

What does it help with? Is it expensive?

ggirl Tue 12-Jun-18 08:36:09

@Borttagen Retin A is an anti-aging cream. Available only on prescription in UK.
Think it's about £20 over the counter in Spain but not sure.
There is loads of information on youtube about how to use it as it's very strong and causes peeling and redness if used too much.

Northernlass99 Tue 12-Jun-18 11:10:49

I got it in mainland spain so they should do it. They had to order it in (took 48 hours) but asked no questions. Its called Retirides. Write it down with the strength you want to show them (0.025, 0.05 or 0.1).

lindyloo57 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:02:24

I am just back from menorca, and i paid 15 euros.

dontcallmelen Tue 12-Jun-18 21:27:17

@lindyloo57 could I ask what u asked for in menorca, I’m going in July & was going to see if I could get it.

CoconutAmericano Tue 12-Jun-18 22:43:41

I buy it in Lanzarote and it’s called Retirides there.

lindyloo57 Wed 13-Jun-18 09:58:52

Hi, same as coconut said, in menorca and tenerife, it's called Retirides. ask a mature member of staff, when i went in a young girl serving me, dident know what it was.

dontcallmelen Wed 13-Jun-18 10:05:23

Great thank you, for the information.

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