What if I told you that you could get tretinoin (also known as Retin-A) without physically visiting a dermatologist, and you could get it within about a week? Dear Brightly is disrupting the way consumers can get access to prescription strength retinoids.
You’ve heard a lot about retinoids and retinols for anti-aging, acne, and more, but do you know the difference between the two formulas? In this video I sit down with Amy, Dear Brightly co-founder and CEO, to talk about how they’re making it easier than ever for consumers to get prescription strength retinoids. Hear how I got tretinoin without visiting a dermatologist in person, saving me so much time and money.
Retinoids are a powerhouse skincare ingredient, and something I’ve seen great results with. That’s because they have clinically proven acne-fighting and anti-aging benefits. Watch this video to learn all about retinoids such as tretinoin, and how I’m using Dear Brightly’s tretinoin + hyaluronic acid product!
Some things to note and my best practices for using retinoids:
- use SPF consistently every day as you may become more sensitive to sunlight
- use a small amount and blend evenly across your face, follow up with moisturizer
- gradually ease into a routine, maybe starting with use every other night
- take it easy on other actives (like AHAs, BHAs, etc) as not to overwhelm your skin
- observe your skin closely and dial back if needed — in my case, if I have an eczema flare-up I’ll cool it on the retinoids
Have you tried prescription strength retinoids before? I would love to hear your experience in a comment. Be sure to check out some of my other skin care content before you go.
This sounds so interesting! I’ve never used retinoids before, but my skin is SO sensitive that I’m scared. Maybe I’ll get brave enough soon–I keep hearing great things!
Jay @ Life of Creed says
No, I haven’t tried prescription strength retinoids before. My skin is very sensitive, so I will do some research on it. I’ve been mainly using what’s available in the beauty section at Target.