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Retinoid Cream

By Moshy
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If you’ve been scouring the internet looking for ways to maintain your youthful glow and slow down the signs of premature ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, then you may have heard of retinoid cream. 

Retinoid is a catch-all term that refers to all derivatives of vitamin A, such as retinol and tretinoin.[1] Highly potent retinoids like tretinoin require a prescription from your doctor, as they are regarded as one of the most effective solutions for targeting skin concerns like acne and visible lines caused by photoageing. Meanwhile, retinol is a much more accessible derivative with its lower potency and can be bought over the counter.

Before trying to acquire any of these derivatives of vitamin A to address your skin woes, it’s best to consult a doctor. But we also understand that finding the right doctor may take a lot of time, and deciding which form of topical retinoid is best for you can be a tricky process. Long lines at the pharmacy, uncomfortable clinic visits, and heavy traffic are also some of the reasons you might not want to invest in your skincare. 

Here’s where Moshy can help you. By subscribing to our service, we make women’s skincare simple and convenient for you. You don’t need to go to a physical anti-ageing clinic. Our 100% online platform can give you access to independent Australian doctors who will provide insight into your skin’s current state. If necessary, they can recommend treatments that can help your skin’s condition, whether that’s a prescription retinoid cream, over-the-counter retinol, or other solutions.

You don’t need to worry about restocking as we deliver your treatment plans directly to your door as required. Our service saves time and energy, so you can simply wait for your other skincare essentials at home. Moshy also offers the following benefits when you use our service:

  • Unlimited consultations with our independent doctors
  • Free delivery and quick shipping through Australia Post
  • No lock-in contract period, allowing you to cancel anytime with no penalty

The best part about subscribing to Moshy is that it’s all done online – from consultation to ordering, you can do it wherever you want, whenever you feel like it. 

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:[2]

  • 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.


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