Vitamin E

Vitamin E Supplements

Vitamin E is a fat soluble dietary nutrient that is found in many types of plant-based oils, nuts, vegetables and fish. Vitamin E refers to a group of tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds, which have antioxidant properties and are essential for many important biological functions. Vitamin E is one of the most popular vitamin supplements. Vitamin …

Resorcinol

Resorcinol and Sulfur Cream

Resorcinol (Resorcin) is a keratolytic medication. It is a common ingredient in several Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne and skin tightening creams. Prescription formulations are available with higher concentrations of Resorcinol. Resorcinol is used topically as antiseptic and keratolytic medication. In addition to the treatment of acne, topical ointments with Resorcinol are used in the treatment of …

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid Cream (Glyco-6)

Glycolic Acid is a Keratolytic medication that is used in the treatment of both active acne and mild acne scars. Glycolic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is a common ingredient in a range of skin care products. AHAs are organic acids that are naturally produced by sugar cane and certain …

Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid is Keratolytic medication that also has antibacterial properties. Azelaic Acid is a common topical treatment for mild to moderate acne symptoms. Keratolytic agents work by causing the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed. Azelaic Acidis also occassionally used as a treatment for mild acne scar symptoms, such as hyperpigmentation and …

Tretinoin

Tretinoin (Retin-A)¬†is a topical retinoid that is used as a treatment for active acne symptoms and minor acne scarring. Tretinoin was once the most commonly used topical retinoid for the treatment of acne, but newer retinoid medications (eg. Adapalene, Tazarotene) are now becoming more popular. Tretinoin¬†can be a valuable treatment for individuals with any type …