Tretinoin Retino-A 0.05% Dark Spots Acne Cream Review

Tretinoin Retino-A 0.05% Dark Spots, Acne Cream is a topical skincare product formulated to address various skin concerns, including dark spots and acne. It contains the active ingredient Tretinoin, a derivative of vitamin A, known for its effectiveness in promoting skin cell turnover and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Customer Reviews:

“This cream has been a game-changer for my skin! After using it consistently, I noticed a significant reduction in my acne breakouts and a fading of my dark spots.” – Victoria O.

“I have struggled with acne for years, and this cream has been the only thing that truly made a difference. It takes time to see results, but it’s worth the wait!” – John M.

“I initially experienced some dryness and redness when I started using this cream, but after a couple of weeks, my skin adjusted, and now it looks smoother and more even-toned.” – Makinde V.


  • Tretinoin
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Stearic acid
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Propylene glycol
  • Glycerin
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Edetate disodium
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Benefits of Tretinoin Retino-A

  1. Reduces acne breakouts.
  2. Fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  3. Promotes skin cell turnover for a smoother complexion.
  4. Improves overall skin texture and tone.
  5. Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Helps to unclog pores and prevent future breakouts.

Side Effects

Initial dryness, redness, and peeling.

Skin sensitivity to sunlight.

Temporary increase in acne breakouts.

Mild itching or irritation.

Discomfort or tingling sensation upon application.

Rare cases of allergic reactions

Application of Tretinoin Retino-A

Apply a pea-sized amount of the cream to clean, dry skin in the evening, avoiding the eye area, and gently massage it until fully absorbed. Use sunscreen during the day as tretinoin can increase sensitivity to the sun.

Is this cream suitable for all skin types? 

Yes, it can be used by individuals with different skin types, but those with sensitive skin should start with a lower concentration.

Can I use this cream during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? 

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using any skincare products containing tretinoin during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

How long does it take to see results? 

Visible improvements may take several weeks to months, depending on individual skin conditions.

Can I apply this cream in the morning? 

Tretinoin is usually applied in the evening due to its potential photosensitivity.

Should I moisturize before or after applying the cream? 

It is advisable to moisturize your skin before applying the cream to minimize dryness and irritation.

Can I use other skincare products with this cream? 

It is best to consult with a dermatologist before combining tretinoin with other active ingredients or treatments.

Can I wear makeup over this cream? 

Yes, you can apply makeup over the cream once it has fully absorbed.

Can tretinoin make my skin more sensitive? 

Yes, it can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, so it is important to wear sunscreen and protect your skin from direct sun exposure.

Can I use this cream alongside other acne treatments? 

Combining multiple acne treatments can increase the risk of irritation, so it is recommended to consult with a dermatologist before using this cream with other treatments.


Tretinoin Retino-A cost ₦ 8,999 in cosmetic stores or online stores at Jumia or konga. 

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