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Miss Kitty

Tretinoin cream - pore clogging?

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So I've been using Differin for about a year and a half, but on my nose it seems to have stopped being effective. My mom uses generic Trentenoin cream, .01%, so I've decided to start using that on my nose, but I've read that the cream can clog pores.

My question is whether I should stop using it because it will make my nose situation worse, or if the effects of the retinoid outweigh the pore clogging effects. Anybody know?

Also, will I experience another IB?

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I don't know the ingredients in the generic tretinoin cream.

The following two links are to websites that list comedogenic ingredients. You can research the ingredients in your product(s) and determine if any might be problematic. The second link is to a PDF so if your computer is old or cranky, your computer might freeze. Remember that the further down on the list of ingredients, the less percentage of that ingredient is in the product. So a comedogenic ingredient that is in the last half of an ingredient list may or may not cause you problems. http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm#inglist

http://facerealityskincare.com/img/Pore%20...Skin%20Care.pdf

Retin A brand CREAM is comedogenic and is for wrinkles or scarring, not acne. It may have initially been prescribed for acne but further years of experiences show that the gel and the liquid are better for acne.

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