Tretinoin actually changed my skin

I love what Tretinoin and Hydroquinone have done for my skin.

The compound from Dermatica got me started on my journey to reduced acne, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, smoother skin, and a natural glow and more youthful appearance. I initially started two weeks earlier with Curology, but found their compound very irritating. Then switched to Dermatica and found it much less irritating at a much higher dose.

I only wish Dermatica would offer larger 3 month, non-plastic tubes to save on waste, shipping fees, etc.

When I read on Dermatica’s Instagram (early last year: 2021) they were changing their formula and adding Hyaluronic Acid (which is dehydrating when used topically), and other ingredients to their base, I decided to stop using their service.

I explained to my Dermatologist that I had been using Dermatica since May 2020, but that they were adding HA to their base. Knowing the dehydrating effects of topical HA, she explained that my insurance would cover my Tretinoin for my mild acne at no charge to me. The generic prescription of Tretinoin she prescribes at my pharmacy is even better than the Dermatica compound I was using. It’s more effective and the slip is gorgeous. The tube I’m prescribed is 45 grams, lasts me 3-4 months applied to my face, neck, decolletage, and hands, and because I have mild acne it costs nothing through my insurance.

Check your insurance people! Even mild acne can get you Tretinoin ($65-200) at no charge.

I’m grateful Dermatica got me started. But even more grateful I now pay nothing for a more effective prescription Tretinoin without the dehydrating effects of Hyaluronic Acid.

If you want to see actual results from skincare, Tretinoin is where it’s at. All the other “anti-aging” products are all hype.