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A prescription strength retinoid, recommended by dermatologists for treating acne, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles in men.

1 x Tretinoin 0.05% - 30 gr


Decreases acne lesions by up to 92%.



Read our FAQ for more information about how tretinoin 0,05% works, its efficacy, the difference in strength compared to retinol, and safety.

What is tretinoin?

Tretinoin is a retinoid used to treat acne, melasma, scars and skin ageing. It is a vitamin A derivative and is known under the brand names Retin-A, Avita and Renova.

>What does tretinoin do?

Tretinoin increases the rate at which skin cells renew themselves. It does this by causing a slight irritation of the skin, which causes the cells to divide and die off more quickly. In addition, tretinoin reduces the breakdown of collagen and increases the production of type I and II collagen.

Is retinol the same as tretinoin?

Technically, retinol and tretinoin do the same thing. But retinol is much weaker than tretinoin because it must first be converted into retinoic acid in order to be used by the skin. Tretinoin IS retinoic acid, so it can be used by the skin as soon as it is applied. As such, tretinoin is much more potent than retinol. Even the weakest tretinoin is more powerful than the strongest retinol product. With tretinoin, results can be seen in six to eight weeks, whereas retinol must be used for at least six months to see results.

How do I use tretinoin?

You use tretinoin every day or every two days in the evening before going to bed. When treating acne, apply a thin layer to the skin where lesions are present. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and mucous membranes.

What dose is right for me?

Tretinoin is available in strengths of 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.1%. The dose is determined in consultation with the doctor.

How long can you use tretinoin?

Tretinoin has no limit as to how long it can be used. Tretinoin is safe for long-term use.

Where can I buy tretinoin?

Tretinoin is a medicine and is available through our website. A doctor's prescription is not required. Our doctors will write one for you if necessary. If you wish to start tretinoin treatment, click on "start diagnostics" and fill in the online diagnosis form.

Tretinoin reviews

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Customers rate their experience with an average score of 4.5 out of 5.

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Increases cell turnover and collagen production.


A pea sized drop every night.


Within 2-4 months.


Within dermatology, Tretinoin is considered the golden standard. It earned it’s reputation. Its efficacy is proven. See it for yourself.

Griffiths et al. (1993) "Treatment of photodamaged skin with tretinoin produced an 80% increase in collagen I formation, as compared with a 14% decrease in collagen formation with the use of vehicle \(=normal moisturiser\) alone.."
Popp et al. (1995) "We found a marked acceleration of wound healing based on clinical and histological criteria after pretreating photodamaged forearms for 4 months with topical tretinoin. Already after 1 day. the wound area was on average 32% smaller on the tretinoin-treated side."
Weiss et al. (1988) "… all treated patients showed statistically significant improvement in wrinkling, pinkness, and roughness after a period of 16 weeks."
Darlenski et al. (2010) "An improvement of skin elasticity was observed in photoaged skin treated with tretinoin, associated with increased collagen and the replacement of elastotic material. "
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