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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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 These sorts of realizations normally send me into a brief spiral of panic, and this time, the existential salve is a retinoid and Cocofloss, which has now come to have the effect of making me feel slightly better about absolutely everything. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me," 12 Dec. 2018 As a refresher, most wrinkle creams are filled with your classic retinol or tretinoin, two of the strongest (and potentially irritating) topical retinoids. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Excellent Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 10 Oct. 2018 But get this: Combining retinoids with island hopping may even be a good thing. Brooke Le Poer Trench, Allure, "11 Retinol Myths That Derms Want You to Stop Believing," 13 June 2018

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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

Other Words from retinoid

retinoid adjective

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