looks like everything is calming down from my period-related breakout, just clogged pores on my forehead/cheeks and just a couple on my chin. my skin feels smoother though, and there are definitely parts that look better texture-wise than before. i do think that retin-a is definitely better than atralin for me; i just can't wait to see at 12 weeks whether it .04 is strong enough. i'm going on a trip to europe! for work in a couple weeks, and i would love to not have to worry about my skin/wear a lot of makeup while i'm there!