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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At night, apply topical retinoids to enhance cell turnover to shed pigment. Kat Suico, Allure, "The 21 Best Skin-Care Tips of All Time, According to Dermatologists," 23 Mar. 2019 For some people, treating acne is enough of a benefit to push through the side effects of using a topical retinoid, for instance. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Here’s How to Build Your Tolerance to Irritating Skin-Care Products," 26 Mar. 2019 Topical retinoids ramp up collagen production in fibroblasts. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of retinoid

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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