The difference between retinol and Retin-A is that Retin-A comes in prescription form and is stronger than retinol, according to WebMD. Retin-A is considered a retinoid while retinol is not. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Popular and highly rated retinol creams include Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum. Another example is Murad Age Reform Time Release Retinol Concentrate. More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care

After cleansing, toning and exfoliating the skin, apply the retinol cream, according to Paula’s Choice Skincare. A skin lightening product may be applied after the retinol application. Afterwards, apply moisturizer or se... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

It can take several weeks or even months for Retin-A to begin working, according to Individuals who do not see a clear improvement in their acne within 8 to 12 weeks should contact their physician. More »

Retin-A is a medication used topically to treat acne and is available only by prescription. However, numerous products containing Retin-A are available for purchase at drugstores and grocery stores. The generic name of R... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care Skin Blemishes

Retinol and Retin-A are essentially the same, except retinol is exclusively an over-the-counter solution. Both products are retinoids designed to promote skin cell rejuvenation, according to WebMD. More » Health Vision

People who use retinoids, commonly available as over-the-counter Retin-A creams or doctor prescribed tretinoin, typically start to see results after as little as three months. However, the greatest reduction of wrinkles ... More »