What does a retinoid cream do?
Retinoid cream is renowned for reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles. This topical retinoid cream helps to slough off dead skin cells to promote skin cell development for a more youthful glow, as well as clears blocked pores to help with decongestion. The cream is also used to combat inflammatory papules (blackheads or whiteheads) and pustules (pus-filled pimples) and is effective against non-inflammatory acne as well.
Over-the-counter retinol treatments are also available on the market, but if you have cysts or nodules, you might need to use more potent retinoid cream, which requires a prescription from a doctor.
At Moshy, you can consult with independent doctors who can prescribe you a personalised treatment to address your unique skin concerns. You can trust that they will only recommend treatment plans that are suitable for you – whether that’s a retinoid cream, over-the-counter retinol, or any other skincare solution. Once your doctor has created your treatment plan, Moshy takes it a step further by making it easy for you to keep a steady supply through express postage and auto-refills, so you never skimp out on taking care of yourself.
What are the benefits of using retinoid cream?
Aside from helping with major skin concerns like sun damage and acne, retinoid cream can offer benefits such as:
- Slowing down premature signs of aging such as wrinkles;
- Smoothing out existing fine lines;
- Brightening dull skin through mild exfoliation;
- Helping to fade dark age spots and evening out complexion over time.
When used with other recommended skincare products at Moshy, retinoid creams can have a stronger efficacy, allowing you to look younger and more radiant. We strongly recommend consulting with our doctors for a specially curated skincare regimen that works for you.
How to apply retinoid cream?
It is important to use gentle, circular motions when applying retinoid cream. Based on the directions your Moshy doctor gave you during your consultation, squeeze the recommended amount on your fingers and work it gently on your face. When applying retinoid cream to delicate areas such as the skin around the eyes, it is recommended to use the ring finger (the weakest) to avoid exerting too much pressure.
As for frequency, begin slowly by adding it to your nightly routine one to two times for the first few weeks and increasing it gradually from there, depending on how your skin reacts. If there is visible redness or peeling, use it once a week for a month, then increase to twice per week, and monitor your skin for irritation before increasing use. Don’t forget to wash your hands after every skincare routine to remove any active ingredients from there. You should always follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to using retinoid cream.
When you choose Moshy for your skincare needs, you have ongoing support from leading doctors in Australia. They can address any of your concerns via text or video call whenever you need it.
We can guide you to the right routine and give you access to the products you need, even items like acne treatment products or hyaluronic acid products. We’ll conveniently tailor the contents of your new skincare routine according to your skin type, diet, medical history, and more.
Our process is also as simple as it begins with taking a quiz, which will allow us to determine your current skin health. If you take this quiz, we will have all the information we need to help the doctor understand your situation better prior to your appointment.
Schedule a free consultation today with our Australian doctors to kickstart your skincare journey the right way.