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Is it okay to mix retinol witb tretinoin?

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Hello guys! I have been using tretinoin for some few weeks and my skin is really dry. So i decided to buy an oil based moisturiser (non comodogenic) and it worked amazing at relieving irritation and dryness. However i found out it contained retinol! So perhaps the retinol makes the tretinoin ineffective? Thats why my face isnt dry anymore? Does anyone know if retinol makes tretinoin lose it efficacy in preventing acne?

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Retinol does not invalidate retinoic acid. In fact, after retinol is absorbed by the skin, it will be converted into retinoic acid in the skin to play a role. After your skin care products are superimposed with retinoic acid, the concentration of retinoic acid in your skin is too high, which will have a strong stimulating effect on your skin.

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