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Posted by: milly | 2010/10/19

Retin A

A beauty therapist recently told me that Environ''s products contain Retin A and this ingredient thins the skin. Is this true?

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Hi Milly, thank you for the question.

This is not 100% correct, Environ contains (amongst other ingredients) a vitamin A derivative while Retin A (trade name of the actual product) contains Isotretinoin (pure vitamin A). Vitamin A and its derivatives have not been shown to thin skin in fact quite the opposite; with regular use collagen and elastin are stimulated in the skin and fine lines and pigmentation improve over time.

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Posted by: anti-ageing expert | 2010/10/20

Hi Milly, thank you for the question.

This is not 100% correct, Environ contains (amongst other ingredients) a vitamin A derivative while Retin A (trade name of the actual product) contains Isotretinoin (pure vitamin A). Vitamin A and its derivatives have not been shown to thin skin in fact quite the opposite; with regular use collagen and elastin are stimulated in the skin and fine lines and pigmentation improve over time.

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