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Going down to a weaker retin-a?

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I think the retin-a I am currently using might be irritating my skin because I have this very bad texture, and I am not sure if I should go down a level, and switch from gel form to cream form. I have heard many people say they have had better results with a less powerful concentration. Is this true? Is the gel more effective than the cream?

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Gel is more drying on your face, but some people claim the cream is comedogenic. Also have heard that the cream has glycerin in it, which gives it slight antibiotic properties.

Bad skin texture might just be a side effect of the retinoid, they are harsh on your skin.

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Gel is more drying on your face, but some people claim the cream is comedogenic. Also have heard that the cream has glycerin in it, which gives it slight antibiotic properties.

Bad skin texture might just be a side effect of the retinoid, they are harsh on your skin.

Are the antibiotic properties in the cream suppose to be a good thing or a bad thing? I thought the whole purpose of retin-a was to clear out the pores, if it is comedogenic wouldn't it be doing the complete opposite?

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^Yes, that's the dilemma. I don't know much about the supposed antibiotic properties, but that WOULD be helpful. The comedogenic properties are something else, and would NOT be beneficial.

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