ret·​i·​noid ˈre-tə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce retinoid (audio)
: any of various synthetic or naturally occurring analogs of vitamin A

Examples of retinoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sunscreen isn’t going to necessarily improve excess oil the way skin care products like salicylic acid or retinoids do, but the right formula can help with oil control, minimizing any of the excess shine standard broad-spectrum sunscreens leave behind. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 13 Feb. 2024 Profiting off of the desire to avoid aging, the aesthetics industry built a global $71.6 billion dollar anti-aging market full of retinoids, sunscreen, and tweakments to prevent and treat aging. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 2 Feb. 2024 Some treatment ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and vitamin C do not always interact well with other ingredients and thus need to be applied in a specific order to minimize side effects like dryness and flaking and maximize results. Leslie Baumann, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 And all melasma is exceedingly tough to tackle, unlike dark spots, which can typically be treated with topicals like retinoids and vitamin C. Your new favorite email. Taryn Brooke, Allure, 13 Nov. 2023 Once made available to the public, many found that this form of retinoid also produced significant improvements to many other antiaging skin concerns, such as fine lines and uneven texture. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 18 Jan. 2024 Using a retinoid in your skincare routine will stimulate collagen production to fill concave scars and soften the edges. Aryelle Siclait, Women's Health, 26 May 2023 Avoid harsh active ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids (such as glycolic acid), beta-hydroxy acids (such as benzoyl peroxide), and retinoids, especially during flare-ups. Jessie Van Amburg, Health, 18 Dec. 2023 All the details, below. Are retinol and retinoids the same thing? Margaux Anbouba, ELLE, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retinoid was in 1976

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“Retinoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


ret·​i·​noid ˈret-ᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce retinoid (audio)
: any of various synthetic or naturally occurring analogs of vitamin A
retinoid adjective
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