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Vitamin A: New Applications and Outcomes

By: Sam Dhatt
Posted: March 29, 2013, from the April 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Vitamin A continues to evolve, helping it remain one of the most potent ingredients in a skin care professional's arsenal.

Vitamin A continues to evolve, helping it remain one of the most potent ingredients in a skin care professional's arsenal.

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Although researchers continue to search for the next best ingredient to fight acne and aging, it’s likely that retinoids will remain trusted, proven ingredients in the skin chemist’s formulary for acne and anti-aging, as well as additional applications in the future.

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1. ET Ho, NS Trookman, et al, A randomized, double-blind, controlled comparative trial of the anti-aging properties of non-prescription tri-retinol 1.1% vs. prescription tretinoin 0.025%, J Drugs Dermatol 11 1 64–69 (Jan 2012)

2. K Babamiri and R Nassab, Cosmeceuticals: the evidence behind the retinoids, Aesthet Surg J 30 1 74–77 (Jan 2010)

3. A Corderom, G Leon-Dorantes, et al, Retinaldehyde/hyaluronic acid fragments: a synergistic association for the management of skin aging, J Cosmet Dermatol 10 2 110–117 ( Jun 2011)

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