Hey Guys, Veteran member here. Ive been battling acne since I was a teen, cant remember how young now. I've had 2 courses of accutane and tried numerous topicals. Around 26-27 yrs of age, my acne became very mild and manageable. I've just had my first child, and my skin has steadily gone downhill since giving birth. I am 11 months post-partum and my skin looks the worst it ever has. Over the last 6 months i have tried proactiv, PC BHA 2%, PC BHA 4%, (no BP as this is too damaging to my skin. A while back i received a sample of PC 1% retinol with an order and it was just hanging out in my bathroom drawer. I've been using the PC retinol for the last 6 days and I haven't noticed any skin changes, nor any peeling flaking, signs that this is working. I read on Paula's website that 1% retinol is equivalent to 0.02% tretinoin. Today I went and saw my doc and was given a Rx for Retin-A (brand name) 0.05%. I've just applied it using the regimen outlined in my signature. This blog will detail my journey to clear skin and less fine lines. I plan to update weekly at most... Daily entries are so blah! I will also post pics. Chat soon everyone!