Mireckca, I totally agree with you regarding being cautious & getting a complete picture. Most of the damage horror story people you see online have ABUSED the product. Some think that if 2x a day is dood, then 6 times a day is better. Not Smart! Some use it on skin that has a rash or cuts or is otherwise abnormal. You need to exercise common sense! If you apply a cream & it burns like hell,
that DOES NOT mean that it is working: it means it might be eating your face!
The creams I am using do not hurt, burn or itch on my skin. the tretinoin 0.1% is strong stuff & I repect the instructions to the letter
. It does
cause dry flaky exfoliating skin, but that is what it is designed to do. Then, when my skin is wet, I gently
rub off the dead skin with a washcloth. I do not use HQ on the tretinoin day & , as directed, I only use the Tretinoin 1x per day before bed & 20 mins after cleansing & drying my skin. These creams are medications; NOT cosmetics! For the dryness caused by the tretinoin, I use a touch of Aveeno Eczema cream (very gentle & safe even for babies) on the dryest areas only as needed. My skin is clear, pimple & irritation free & is fading evenly & steadily. The second I see anything troubling, which I doubt will happen, I'll stop & I'll post here to warn others.