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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Recent Examples on the Web But that doesn't mean retinoids aren't right for you and your goals. Catherine Devine, Allure, "The Best Retinoids Under $30," 18 Apr. 2020 Try using topical retinoids to increase skin cell turnover. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "7 Ways to Get Smoother Skin, According to Dermatologists," 17 Jan. 2020 For milder cases, prescription level benzoyl peroxide creams or retinoids may do the trick. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Say "See Ya Bye" to Body Acne with These Helpful Tips," 21 Mar. 2017 Retinol is a vitamin A derivative and the over-the-counter version of prescription retinoids. NBC News, "How to reduce dark under-eye circles, according to dermatologists," 29 Jan. 2020 Vitamin A and its various derivatives are called retinoids, and these ingredients can range from low-concentration treatments like Differin gel to prescription-strength Retin-A or tretinoin. Nia Decaille, Washington Post, "A guide to the confusing and sometimes controversial ingredients in your cosmetics," 7 Feb. 2020 So what exactly sets trifarotene apart from all the other prescription retinoids out there? Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Aklief, a New Retinoid for Both Facial and Body Acne, Was Just Approved by the FDA," 9 Oct. 2019 Both over-the-counter retinols and prescription-only retinoids (which are stronger but also harsher) improve skin cell turnover, stimulate collagen, and help treat hyperpigmentation and acne. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "4 Skin-Care Ingredients That Simultaneously Treat Acne and Signs of Aging," 31 Oct. 2018 In order to speed up the natural turnover of skin cells and get rid of uneven skin texture and coloring, dermatologists recommend retinol or other retinoids. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here's How To Get Beautiful Glowing Skin Overnight," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of retinoid

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Retinoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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