Galderma Retacnyl - Cream 0.025% 0.05% Tretinoin
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tretinoin
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl myristate
  • squalane
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: tretinoin. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Wrinkles Acne Dry, rough patches and tiny bumps on skin White blood cells cancer Retacnyl Tretinoin Cream may also be used for purposes not listed here."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains tretinoin.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: tretinoin.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: squalane, isopropyl myristate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
tretinoin
Has skin benefit
glycol stearate
Has skin benefit
bha
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Bioavailable form of Vitamin A that is the most effective known topical ingredients for reducing wrinkles, improving skin firmness, treating acne, as well as hyperpigmentation. It is not available over-the counter in many countries, including US and UK
0.05%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
5.3% - 8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
4.3% - 6.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.2% - 4.7%
Used to thicken the product's texture
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 3.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
1.6% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.6%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.55% - 1.25%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative
0.05%
Declared
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.1%
Declared
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.2%
Declared

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