ret·​i·​noid | \ ˈre-tə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce retinoid (audio) \

Definition of retinoid

: any of various synthetic or naturally occurring analogs of vitamin A

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Prescription topical retinoids, like tretinoin, may also be an option recommended by your dermatologist. Allure, "The 14 Best Cystic Acne Treatments, According to Dermatologists," 28 Mar. 2019 According to Friedler, the only way to do that is to traumatize the collagen with laser treatments, acid peels or retinoids. Elizabeth Kiefer, The Seattle Times, "Jade rollers: Puffy-eye wonder cure or sham?," 26 Mar. 2019 Jow recommends avoiding any products that might further irritate the thin eyebrow skin, such as retinoids and retinols. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What is Eyebrow Tinting, Anyway?," 1 Feb. 2019 Also, ask your doctor about starting a prescription retinoid, which helps reduce breakouts. Katie Becker, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Gorgeous Skin at Every Age," 5 Oct. 2015 Chang says to look for topical treatments that contain retinoids, hydroquinone, and azelaic acid, which have all bene proven to dramatically lighten dark marks and even melasma. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Rid of Acne Scars—Forever," 21 Jan. 2019 Laser treatments and retinoids build it up; UV rays and free radicals tear it down. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Two of the key ingredients to look for when targeting bacne are benzoyl peroxide, which reduces the amount of bacteria on the skin, and retinoids, which stop dead skin cells from clogging up pores. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "6 Products Dermatologists Recommend for Body Acne," 13 Dec. 2018 Experts don’t advise applying retinoids and salicylic acid together to reduce the possibility of irritation and dryness. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Pick the Right Skin-Care Acid for Your Concerns," 9 Oct. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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ret·​i·​noid | \ ˈret-ᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce retinoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of retinoid

: any of various synthetic or naturally occurring analogs of vitamin A

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retinoid adjective

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