Q. Why is retinol used in cellulite minimizing creams?
Several articles appear in the dermatologic literature advocating the use of tretinoin to treat cellulite. It may be that this literature is being used to support the use of retinol, a distant retinoid relative of tretinoin. Remember that the retinol and caffeine in these products is placed in a carefully formulated moisturizing vehicle. It may be that much of the consumer-perceived improved tactile properties is vehicle derived. Clinical testing is required to provide more insight.
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