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  • July 10, 2020 2 min read

    If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon and started using Tazorac, Retin-A, or Tretinoin for fine lines and wrinkles, then you could be missing out on the most effective skincare product that exists. The problem is, it can be a little rough to tolerate.

    Here's a trick that can help you tolerate retinoids better, and help you get the optimum benefits of Retin-A , Tretinoin, or Tazorac using antioxidants.


    Apply tazorac or tretinoin, then, a half hour after, apply your favorite antioxidant. Mine would be the Renew & Recover Hydrating sheet mask, or Super-Lifting and Firming Anti-Aging Sheet Mask cause these are tried and true patented antioxidant blends.


    Tretinoin or Tazorac then activate the Retinoid receptors allowing optimal efficacy of the anti-oxidant. Also, the antioxidant should act as an anti-inflammatory agent in case the Tazorac cream or Tretinoin cream has caused inflammation.

    Finally, Tazorac is going to make the skin a little more porous, allowing more efficient penetration of the anti-oxidant. I've seen this work wonders for people and it's worth giving a try. By the way I also advise to place Tazorac under the eyes and around the crow's feet region. I realize the package insert warns against it, but again, it should be OK if tolerated. Also, it should be mentioned that Tazorac is a category X which means it should not be used in those pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.

    Be aware of Tretinoin side effects and Tazorac side effects which are: burning, itching, stinging, redness, inflammation.


    If you are interested in minimal side effects, please watch the video below about how to minimize the side effect of these retinoids in order to better tolerate and get the maximum Retin-A and Tazorac benefits.


    Also, be aware of tretinoin cream vs tretinoin gel and tazorac cream vs tazorac gel, the gel will be considerably stronger. Tretinoin for acne or tretinoin for wrinkles are the most common uses. Is tretinoin Retin-A? Yes and no, Tretinoin is the generic so it is the same formula. Tazorac is its own retinoid. Ok, if you are using tretinoin or tazarac and you're able to tolerate it, here's what you do.


    These drugs can be a little rough, but if you can tolerate it, then I'd recommend it to anyone looking to keep their skin young.

    Hope this helps! 

    Clark Crookshanks

    Cofounder, Hannah Grace Skincare

    Meili & Grace, LLC


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