I was initially scared of this family of ingredients growing up. The number of times I went into the GPs office, came out of the consultation and read the leaflet in the cream that they gave me and it said something like “this will make you sensitive to the sun” is more than I can remember. I was those people who were scared of the potential of the chemicals to harm my skin and therefore didn’t use any of the creams. I kind of accepted at some point that probably my acne was predetermined to stay with me. That was of course until I took the retinoid plunge , a little over a month ago.

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