As a “hard fan” of BHA Obagi, I decided to use Retinol Obagi to treat acne without thinking much. Until my oily skin demonstrated with a few inflammatory acne spots with tiny hidden acne. I started going against the process to find out where the error was and found:
While homeowners race to use and default to using Retinol Obagi to treat acne is the perfect solution, the product ingredient list shows the opposite. They are not optimal enough and are most suitable in the period when acne skin is extremely sensitive.
After a not-so-fun experience with Retinol Obagi, I also went to a few groups and met many friends in the same situation. This prompted me to write an article for everyone, especially those with oily skin, to have an objective perspective before choosing to use Retinol Obagi to treat acne. Hope everyone can read it with a light mind, like listening to a story and making your own decision!
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I. RETINOL OBAGI BACKGROUND IS NOT FOR ACNE SKIN
Here is the full list of Retinol Obagi ingredients:
1. It’s easier to clog the skin and cause more acne when using Retinol Obagi to treat acne
A product that wants to achieve the best effect on the skin requires a combination of both the main active ingredient and the base system.
The background system is roughly understood as a solvent to contain the active ingredient, the background system is like milk tea and the active ingredient is like pearl :)) Or you can imagine if there are living rooms and bedrooms in the house that represent the active ingredients. then the main system is the house frame, pillars. No matter how good the room is, but the frame and pillar are not stable, the house will collapse sooner or later.
With a reputable brand as old as Obagi, we can completely trust the quality of the main active ingredient, pure Retinol. But when it comes to foundation, they’re really not suitable for acne-prone skin.
Looking at the top ingredients in the ingredient list (pictured below), it can be seen that Obagi uses a base system that has quite a lot of ingredients to create a dense and thick texture.
- Caprylic/capric triglyceride base oil ranked second.
- With cyclopentasiloxane – a non-volatile silicone that ranks at number 4 in the ingredient list.
- Add some other silicones like Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer.
With a dense texture, slightly greasy, long-lasting like Re Obagi’s, I guess the ratio of these ingredients is quite high and has a close combination.
This is very easy to clog pores, especially when used for Vietnamese skin – where the climate is hot and warm combined with high air humidity, oily skin is quite common. But the cause of acne comes first from the clogged pores plus a lot of oil secretion.
2. Real case when using Retinol Obagi to treat acne
That is also the reason why many people with oily skin use Retinol Obagi to treat acne but their acne keeps coming up and mistakenly thinks this is pushing acne. Over time, if not treated soon, bacteria will be very easy to attack and turn from hidden acne to inflammatory acne, pustules (like my case back then). As you need to know, acne bacteria P.acnes is anaerobic. Clogged, unventilated pores are their ideal habitat because there is no air there. If not treated early, bacteria will not stop multiplying, acne continues to spread on a large scale.
Typically, 2 cases of using Retinol Obagi to treat acne below. You are still quite confused whether this is purging (push acne actively) or breakout (push acne massively out of control). I’m ready to share it with everyone. Purging is the phenomenon of acne that emerges in the skin that has previously had acne, it will push up the acne core for you to easily remove. And when you have a break-out, these acne spots will stick around forever and not dry out and spread more in areas of the skin that did not have acne before.
Everyone can see very clearly since using Retinol Obagi for acne, your skin is more oily than before due to clogged pores. It’s hard to see acne spots dry up, 99% is break-out. I was in a similar situation before. At that time, my skin looked quite good from afar, when I looked up close, I could see a few hidden acne spots on my forehead. Been using Retinol Obagi for 2 weeks to treat acne, on my forehead from hidden acne to inflammatory acne. From where come more tiny hidden acne on both cheeks. I’m too afraid to stop completely and find out the reason.
II. PROBLEM FROM SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES
1. High risk of irritation and inflammatory acne when using Retinol Obagi for acne
In addition to Retinol and the foundation, Obagi also adds moisturizing, revitalizing and antioxidant active ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10, chamomile extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Bisabolol, Vitamin C, flower essential oil extracts Rum, Jojoba oil… Obviously with these complementary ingredients, this is the perfect choice to use for aging skin, with pigmentation problems. But if using Retinol Obagi to treat acne, this ingredient list is quite “poor”.
Even the presence of vitamin C, safflower oil, and jojoba oil is also a risk for acne skin. Essential oils cause clogged pores, you know from the information above.
The other problem comes from Vitamin C because it is an acid and has a high risk of skin irritation. Especially Vitamin C in the form of LAA – also the kind of house Obagi used in Retinol products.
If you have inflammatory acne, go to a dermatologist, if you ask if you can use more Vit C cosmetics, the doctor will usually advise you to pause and wait for the skin to clear up before using, or to be very skilled in understanding the sexes. The birth of vitamin C which one can be used for acne and which one should be avoided. This is because with very sensitive skin like acne-prone skin, any irritant can trigger the skin’s immune system to trigger an inflammatory response.
2. Actual case
Like the body, the skin also has an immune system and is ready to create inflammatory reactions when it is suspected that harmful agents have entered the skin. Not only is it hot, burning, itchy, the inflammatory reaction is also manifested through inflammatory acne spots, severe pustules. If acne-prone oily skin uses products that are easy to clog like Retinol Obagi, bacteria will multiply, plus irritating agents like Vitamin C in the form of LAA, it is only a matter of time before the immune system is strongly activated. .
For these reasons, it is inevitable to use Retinol Obagi to treat acne, but it is inevitable that inflammatory acne will not stop.
The worst-case scenario is that the immune system is completely affected, causing the inflammatory response to spread, the bacterial population grows larger, making the acne more painful. At this point, the damage is already quite deep under the skin, the possibility of permanent scarring is very high.
I am not threatening anything here, you need to know that whenever you touch the immune system, it is difficult to avoid consequences later. That is, I have not mentioned that the skin will be weaker and more sensitive than before, easy to irritate whatever you use. Listen to reviews to save time and then spend both money and time to choose products for your “moist” skin. Do you think it’s worth it?
In addition, cumulative irritation is also a common problem when using Retinol Obagi for acne. This is a phenomenon of tiny pimples and slight itching due to the accumulation of substances after a period of use, causing their content to exist on the skin too high and causing irritation.
In fact, cumulative irritation is also associated with the procedure and other products. However, before the reflections about the normal use of Retinol Obagi, suddenly one day irritation, we have every reason to be concerned that the substances in the product are at risk of leading to this condition.
1. Which skin is suitable for Retinol Obagi?
To be fair, Retinol Obagi is still a pretty good choice among Retinol products on the market today. I have to repeat that I really like this brand’s BHA, extremely airy, not sticky. Once in a while, it’s too dry, I don’t use it again and it’s okay to moisturize. But if I use Retinol Obagi to treat acne for oily, acne-prone skin, I’m “sick”.
It’s not that Retinol Obagi is inferior, I just find it more suitable for anti-aging, improving pigmentation or skin texture. Particularly for acne-prone skin or sensitive, acne-prone oily skin, you need to have really solid knowledge to design a process that is right for your skin. At the same time cope with the risks that may occur during use.
If you’re not sure, it’s better to choose another one to be safe.
2. Where can I find an effective and economical acne solution?
If you don’t use Retinol Obagi to treat acne, you can’t use any Retinol products to treat acne anymore.
Scientifically proven, retinol has the ability to help weaken the bonds between horny cells, making it easier for the skin to peel off. When combined with BHA, dead horny cells will be removed quickly so that hidden acne can emerge on the surface of the skin. At the same time, retinol also regulates oil for the skin, avoiding the blockage that creates conditions for acne bacteria to grow.
Those of you who follow the doctor’s Youtube and Tiktok channels will probably know that Retinol is a highly appreciated and safe acne treatment to use at home. Especially when combined with BHA.
Clip of Doctor Tuan – Dermatologist at Hanoi Medical University (link: https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRF9BecA/?k=1)
Dr. Chubby also mentioned the effectiveness and convenience of combining Retinol and BHA in the treatment of acne. You can see here: https://youtu.be/Ou7VATFZZhA
I know that many of you still think that retinol can’t treat acne. Frankly, it’s because you choose the wrong product, or don’t know how to combine it with other skincare steps to create the right process. But the active ingredient itself is at fault. I believe in what I learn, from well-founded arguments, with clear science, from doctors and especially from my own practical experience.
The advice for you is that you should choose to use acne-prone Retinol products that have:
- Good technology helps deliver Retinol into the skin with minimal irritation.
- Formula suitable for acne-prone skin (no silicone or many carrier oils)
- The ingredient list has more active ingredients that help regulate oil and reduce inflammation (such as Niacinamide, …).
- To enhance the effectiveness of acne treatment, especially hidden acne, you can combine Retinol with BHA to better remove dead cells and keep pores open.
3. A few words for those of you who want to use Klenzit MS and Klenzit C for acne
I see a lot of you telling each other to use Klenzit C or Klenzit MS to treat acne instead of choosing Retinol because there are stronger derivatives, namely Adapalene (or some other friends will choose Tretinoin).
But everyone, it’s a MEDICINE, if you buy it on your own, there are consequences, who will? It’s a few friends. Especially Klenzit C contains antibiotic ingredients that require a prescription and monitoring from a doctor.
You simply understand that your skin always has a microbiome on it. It includes both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains. If you arbitrarily use antibiotics for a long time, it will unbalance this microflora. This can cause drug resistance in acne bacteria C.acnes. This will cause the infection to become worse, the skin to increase sebum, the outbreak of blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and it is easy to leave scars after treatment.
Even now the world is calling on doctors to limit the use of antibiotics and encourage other alternative treatments. Why do we always have to take such risks and ignore an excellent acne reducing ingredient like Retinol?
4. What does my skin get after a period of using Retinol properly?
It may take some of you a long time to find a Re that is suitable for your skin. But believe me, it’s worth it guys. Thanks to Retinol, my skin has changed 360 degrees, softer, smoother, most importantly, hidden acne is cleared and rarely comes back. Since finding the “true” Retinol product, I have considered it an indispensable part of the process. As for Retinol Obagi, I’ll have to ask for an appointment when I’m 40 years old, my skin is aging a lot, my acne doesn’t come out anymore, I’ll try it again.
The direction to choose the right Retinol product I have already said. People follow that and apply and work hard to experience and learn more knowledge. I think this is enough, there is no need to mention the name of the retinol product I am using. It has a reputation of pr, while the purpose of this article is just to remind those with oily skin to consider before choosing to use Retinol Obagi to treat acne.
For those who want to find specific products, people just go to google and type “acne retinol products” and evaluate through the factors they have shared. I’m sure everyone will “get up” soon.
About how to use Retinol effectively, reduce irritation, everyone can refer to this article: https://chanhtuoi.com/retinol-cho-nguoi-moi-bat-dau-p4699.html
So, good luck to everyone!
Nguồn : Chanh Tươi