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What is retinol?

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Retinol is made from vitamin A, and it's in many non-prescription skin care products. Retinol's stronger counterpart is tretinoin, which is the active ingredient in Retin-A and Renova. You can only get these with a prescription.

From: Understanding Skin Care Products WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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