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Is Retin-A-micro worse in any way than plain Retin-A?

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I'm going to switch from generic retin-a 0,05% (retino-a) to generic microsphered 0,1% (supatret brand)

Reason is too much irritation even after 3 months of use.

So, I know the micro should be less irritating but is there any possible drawback? Is it slower or anything? Or can I simply expect less irritation and same positive effects?

Thank you for your help!

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the main difference between retin a and retin a "micro" is that the micro has time released formula (absorbs over a period of time). It shouldn't be more irritating. But I see that you went from 0.05% to 0.1%. Retin a "micro" has a 0.04% version I started on, now I am using 0.1%. I can tell you that there IS a difference in strength between 0.04 and 0.1.

That's probably where you are experiencing the degree of irritation.

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