Retrieve is used to smooth out acne inflated skin, but it also correct sun damaged areas, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, oiliness and skin radiance. Tretinoin miraculously extrudes plugged material from the skin follicles. By exfoliating the dirt and grime that builds up on facial skin, Tretinoin helps to form new collagen and even new blood vessels. Thus, enhancing the appearance of the skin. It is to be used once a day, preferably at night. The face must be cleansed and completely dry in order for Tretinoin to work properly. Less is more with Tretinoin products. Therefore, large quantities are not recommended. Continued use is key, as it takes some time to take effect. It is common to experience some redness or flaking of the skin. This is all part of the exfoliating magic taking place! Rubbing a damp cloth on flaking areas will help to gently remove the dead skin.