OTC Retinoid Creams and Retinol Creams
Over the Counter Retinol Creams
Retinoid Creams and Retinol Creams (Non Prescription)
Prescription-strength forms of retinoids or retinol are stronger (more efficacious) and work faster. Cosmetic retinol creams take longer to have an effect but in the long run it works the same. Retinol is just another name for the entire vitamin A molecule. It is considered a cosmetic ingredient and found only in non-prescription products (mostly skin care). Retinol can be broken down to become other forms of vitamin A that are found in skin care products or prescription strength products.
An example of a cosmetic form of retinol in skin care products is retinyl palmitate. Generally, pure retinol is considered more effective than retinol derivatives.
Prescription retinol products such as Avita, Atralin and Retin-A contain the active ingredient tretinoin. Tretinoin is far more potent than retinol, but comes with a higher chance of irritation for some individuals. Listed below are Retinol Creams or non-prescription strength retinoids which can be purchased over the counter. To learn more about prescription strength retinoids or retinol click on each of the items in the menu headings.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ
Philosophy Help Me
Philosophy On a Clear Day
Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex
Replenix All-trans-Retinol Smoothing Serum
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5
SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0
Noeva Retinol ME
Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA