Our expert says:
Hi Jen, thank you for the question.
ROC contains the vitamin esters (break down product) of vitamin A and in sufficient concentrations the effect between the two are negligible. However, when comparing these two specifically the ‘anti-ageing’ effect of Retin A is greater but may produce more side effects such as localized reactions, redness, sun sensitivity, and even a dry peeling skin. If this occurs you should rather consider using NeoStrata’s Renewal Cream that contains Retinol Acetate which will have similar effects to Retin A but with fewer side effects.
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