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Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream

Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 46 customer ratings
(46 customer reviews)

$16.25 $12.50

Retinoic Acid is Vitamin A1. Topical Retinoic Acid is always the treatment of choice for mild to moderate acne while oral Retinoic Acid such as Accutane is used for severe acne and acne in cystic forms. Over the counter strength of some Retinoic Acids such as Tretinoin come at 0.05% to 0.1% which is strong enough to combat the common acne.

Prescription strength Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream 1% is used for severe acne and acne in cystic forms as well as to prime the skin before skin peeling. Though not required, Priming the skin for 3 to 7 days using 1% Retinoic Acid produces better peeling results.

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Product Description

Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream 1% is the perfect priming cream for your peeling needs. Good Surgeons and Dermatologists always recommend Retinoic Acid to be applied atleast 3 days to a week before proceeding to chemical and facial peels. This is to remove soften and remove superficial keratinous skin layers that will hinder peel absorption.

So why do we really need to prime the skin? The answer is very simple. The upper skin layer is not even. There are areas that has thicker keratinous layer such as the forehead and the chin. There are areas where the skin is thinner like the areas around the mouth, eyes and the sides of the nose. If you apply a chemical peel, let’s say 30% TCA, The thinner area will absorb more of the peel while the thicker area will absorb less leading to uneven skin peeling. This is the reason why patients who did not undergo priming experience uneven peeling depths and poor results.

Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream 1% when applied once a day for 3 consecutive days ensures that the keratin in the upper skin layers are softened and primed for a perfectly even peel distribution and absorption. Though not absolutely necessary, you will experience the best peeling experience if your skin is primed well. Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream 1% is also used as a once a day cream for treatment of moderate to severe acne as well as expulsion of blackheads and whiteheads.

Benefits

-Derived from 100% pure Vitamin A1
-Primes the skin for better and even skin peeling
-Works well with any types of natural and chemical skin peels
-Softens and clears the skin of acne, whiteheads and blackheads
-Treatment of choice for moderate to severe acne
-Smoothens the skin and lessen the visibility of scars and imperfections
-Minimizes the appearance of pores

Instructions

1.Wash areas to be treated with water and mild soap such as Tokyo Love Soap Original. Ensure that the washed areas are completely dry.
2.Apply Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream 1% once a day before retiring.
3.1 For peel priming: use for 3 consecutive days.
3.2 For acne treatment: use indefinitely for acne treatment and prevention. As with all topical retinoids, improvements are seen after 2 months of use.

Synergism

  • Works well with any of our Tokyo Love Shop Peels.
Storage

Store at room temperature not exceeding 30°C. Avoid exposing the product to high humidity, heat and sunlight.

Ingredients

10 mg/g of Retinoic Acid in a non-staining water washable cream base consisting of Stearyl Alcohol,Glyceryl Monostearate, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffin, Sorbitan Monostearate, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Deionized Water.

This product is 100% organic and vegan. We do not support animal testing. Product picture might differ depending on your region.
This product is manufactured by tokyoloveshop.com and is NOT a Tokyo Love Soap, Happy-Price or Cosmetique Raisone product.

Additional information

Weight30 g
Dimensions5 x 5 x 5 cm

46 reviews for Tokyo Love Shop Retinoic Acid Cream

  1. Amuluki
    4 out of 5

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    I had my daughter try this for her acne and though it takes some time to clear up (1-2 months), it definitely works! I just want to ask though if I can also use it as an anti-wrinkle cream under the eyes. Please let me know. Thanks!

    • tokyoloveshop

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      thank you! retinoic acid cream is also an anti wrinkle cream but best used all over the face not only on the eye part as it will also make the skin smoother.

  2. Celestine
    4 out of 5

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    Hi TLS, I have purchased and use retinoic acid. But my recent order, the colour of the product is different from my past orders. It is a little greenish in colour instead of the usual white colour and will have some hard bits after applying on the face. Can I know if this is normal and if you have changed and renew the formula? Many Thanks 🙂

    • tokyoloveshop

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      hi celestine, that is normal. Take note that the more potent it is, the yellowish/greenish it is. This is normal as we altered the formulation.

  3. cseverus25
    4 out of 5

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    Should I apply the cream all over my face or just on some area where there are acnes?

    • tokyoloveshop

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      it should be applied all over the face, the goal is not only to treat acne but to prevent acne itself.

  4. swchi77
    5 out of 5

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    It work really good. I love this product.

  5. sneakypeach
    5 out of 5

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    Tokyo Love Shops’ Retinoic Acid Cream is Amazing! I’m 19, I’ve tolerated moderate acne for two years, & have extensively tried curing it. I’ve used so many products that didn’t work, however within a few hours of my first use of the Retinoic Cream, my acne had decreased! Within 3 days of applying it 1-2 times (once in the morning, once before bed) my skin was almost entirely clear! This is the best product I’ve ever used for my acne,I’m so glad I tried it because I have beautiful skin again! Thank you Tokyo Love Shop!

  6. Jeileen Mercado
    5 out of 5

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    this is an amazing product. I had some break outs on my chin area and applied this. The following day, the pimples were already almost dried. I didn’t expect that it can work as fast as it does. Amazing!

  7. Daisywangen
    5 out of 5

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    Ithis retinol is good its keep my face acne free…first i did not understand the result but i continue using it until then i just notice im acne free…loving this cream also together with my tokyo medicated soap

  8. myaza
    4 out of 5

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    Hi. I have used this cream to reduce my acne and breakouts which i commonly have on my face. Compared to other retinol derived cream, this cream sure give the most promising effect. although the amount is only half of the bottle, but you only need to use a little on the spot.

    P/s: can i use this cream on my leg skin? i intend to do peeling on my legs, what do u recommend?

  9. Agi
    3 out of 5

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    My daughter will be turning 16 yrs old in sep, she has been using the tls professional for more than a month now, i read in one of the reviews that at that age she should be using this cream first, i noticed her face has lightened but still has acne and now the redness is more obvious, are we doin it right or should we use this first or in combination with the tls professional?

  10. juri
    5 out of 5

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    bought 1 month ago and I received it after 20 days.. im just wondering how come it came from Singapore though it said it is made in Japan. im living in Japan, but inspite of that I love your product. Its amazing and I just purchased 2 more creams. Thanks a lot.

  11. Juunnachi
    5 out of 5

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    I just used this last night and 2 more days so that i can start using the blue peel. I just used like pea sized amount on my face. When i woke up this morning my face never looks this so good and im so happy cant stop looking at the mirror. Lol! I never had this result with Estee Lauder’s synchronized night repair which is so expensive and ugh i’ve been using it for 6 months already and i never noticed any dramatic results they’ve been gagging about. Cant wait to use the blue peel and some of the products i bought from you as well. Thanks loveshop!

  12. psimunov
    5 out of 5

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    I’m using this cream to get rid of my stretch marks. This is my 7th day and I can see my stretch marks are less noticeable! Hope to get really good results after a couple of months using this.

  13. Franfrany
    5 out of 5

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    Acnes get softened after 3 days use, guess need more time to see real effect. Feeling good so far.

  14. amina_dean
    5 out of 5

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    I am using this with TLS Pure Girls and Snail Slime Cream as suggested by the TLS Team. It really works. I had a bad acne problem and now my face is clearer and softer. I love it

  15. leilaleigh
    4 out of 5

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    Is it okay to use this with TLS Professional soap?

  16. mcl_galvan
    3 out of 5

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    I can feel its effectiveness. But quite drying. So must be careful when applying too much.

  17. amina_dean
    3 out of 5

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    Looking forward to use this later. My acne has subsided after using TLS soaps. I am ready for this

  18. geraldinemontespallasigue
    4 out of 5

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    its much cheaper compare to obagi. A must try for every one. Will purchase again.

  19. Lovellia
    4 out of 5

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    I’ve been using this cream for 3 nights prior to peeling. I think at first it was like opening my pores to let all the whiteheads to come out to the surface. But later, I think there I’ve seen improvement in my skin, especially after washing my face in the morning. My skin feels tight too. It works better using TLS soap and letting it stay on the face for 3 min.

  20. xxdothiexx
    4 out of 5

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    I’ve had acne problems for quite a long time now and then after using it for 3 weeks, my face feels smoother now and so far it really helped in lessening acne on my face.

    I will purchase this again once I ran out of this cream. 🙂

  21. penny1024
    3 out of 5

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    bought this for occasional zits that i get- it tames the redness but takes a few days to completely heal. and it does not totally prevent hormonal acne (in my case, i usually get one big zit during my period)

  22. tin_villavert
    5 out of 5

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    Ordered this for my aunt…works for me but will definitely take some time to see good results. It lessened my pimples and will continue using this.So far so good!

  23. Fere Erika
    4 out of 5

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    I am suffering from really bad acne hopefully this product would help, will update soon 🙂

  24. tin_villavert
    4 out of 5

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    Had just finished my first cycle of using the retinoic cream and now i am on my 3rd day of using the acai. At first i was a bit dissatisfied but after finishing the cycle, i can say that my acne dried up and my skin feels smoother. Will definitely continue using this. Thank you

  25. tin_villavert
    3 out of 5

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    Im on my 3rd day of using this cream. Haven’t seen any changes yet, but still hoping to have good results after 7days.

  26. ayi22
    4 out of 5

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    i just got my orders now and already use this for priming,i cant wait to see the peeling results of blue peel along with the recovery cream and ultimate soap and keu,thanks tls for fast transaction and for the free 24k gold mask,will going to post the result soon 😉

  27. kit07
    5 out of 5

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    Can’t wait for this cream to arrive! Have really severe acne – will update again after using.

  28. tinskie
    4 out of 5

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    Hi!Ive just purchased this product using my other account for my mom as suggested by the customer service representative but decided to use this account instead for the review.My mom had been a constant obagi user for a year now and it really made some great improvement to her skin but obagi is really pricey.So i decided to persuade her to try this product since it’s cheaper and i’ve heard a lot of good feedbacks from people.Im so excited for her to try this out and hopefully it will do her justice.I will definitely update u guys for the result in a few weeks.;-)

  29. kjovellano
    5 out of 5

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    This product definitely helped me resolve my blemish problem! 🙂

  30. Gackt_kun
    4 out of 5

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    Been using this for over a week now, its great! I had pimples on my nose forehead & chin, now most are dry & gone (just marks), some are still in the drying up process. But it works. At first few days, I thought my skin got worst because of the reddening & dry skin, after some micropeeling, it smoothened my skin. Still have a few more pimples to dry up but this works so far. We’ll see in the next weeks to come. I’ll give an update.

    Works best with TLS Premium or Ultimate. I’ll be trying TLS Professional with this, placed an order last night. Hope to receive it soon, please ship today? Thanks!

  31. Fiona
    5 out of 5

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    Used to prep my peel, feels great.

  32. tokyoloveshop
    5 out of 5

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    aiv, it should be use once a day every night before sleeping after you washed your face. thank you.

  33. Aiv
    2 out of 5

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    Hello just wanted to ask what if i use this but not for prep before peeling? I just wanna use it for acne prevention ..is it ok? And how to use it? (like how many days a week/month?) Thanks

  34. joyceosio
    5 out of 5

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    love love this product!

  35. joyceosio
    5 out of 5

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    The best!

  36. Jenna
    5 out of 5

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    quick shipment. didnt expect it to arrive in just 2 days 🙂

    used this peeling, it helped for most parts.

  37. annruth15
    5 out of 5

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    product is great. used it not only as priming for peeling, also included it in my daily regimen for acne prevention..

  38. Kriz
    5 out of 5

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    レチノインの効果に期待して使っています。毛穴対策には、このジェルがよく効いてくれます。毛穴が小さくなってきたので、これからも使っていきたいと思っています。

  39. Emma Chen
    5 out of 5

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    wonderful results specially if used for one full week instead of 3 days only. I peeled better after 1 week of RA use then i used blue peel and the effect is amazing. Im done with my face im going to proceed with my back.

  40. ahlamma
    5 out of 5

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    very helpful for acne and cheap yet solve my acne and whitehead problem my derma did not able to solve. very cheaaap but effective.

  41. Laurie
    5 out of 5

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    you sell the cheapeast 1% RA and its the best one I tried. keep up the good work and maintain the quality of your products.

  42. =)mococo*
    5 out of 5

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    エッセンスセレクトゲル並みに成分がすごいですね。
    ゲルを使用中なのでジェルいるか?って感じですが、
    もっちりたこ焼きだった頬骨上のお肉が下がってきたのか早くも法令線が><
    DPHPやレチノールのリフトアップ効果に期待しています。
    1週間使用では法令線はまだまだ健在ですが、全体的に肌のむっちり感はUPしたように思います。
    レチノール配合だから夜のみ使用にしようか迷いましたが、日中使っても全く問題なかったので、朝晩使用しています。
    色々使っているので順番に迷いますが、化粧水の後にこちらのジェル、そしてゲル・クリームの順で使用中。
    伸びも良くヒリヒリとかも全然ないです。
    ゲルはほぼ無臭だし、クリームは若干オイル臭なので、唯一このジェルだけがローズ水のイイ香りで癒やされます♪
    私的には、ゲルが97点ぐらいで、それに足りない3点+αを補うイメージでしょうか。
    いっその事3点+αをゲルに入れてくれたら経済的にも効果的にもUPなのに、うまいこと分けてる感?笑
    ま、レチノールとか使いたくない人もいらっしゃるから分けてるんでしょうけどね。
    今の所インナードライをまずはどうにかしなくては!と主に保湿重視で商品選びをしていますが、毛穴とかシミとか悩みは色々てんこ盛り!
    色々試しながらお肌の再生に奮起しています。

  43. Marks11
    5 out of 5

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    アクアナノライズ、最高♪
    産後の忙しさにかまけて肌のお手入れをいい加減にしていたら、くすみ&ハリの不足がハンパない!って状態に。おまけに保湿してもしても乾いた感じが。触るとぬめっとするくらいに塗ってるのに、なんだか乾燥を感じる・・・。これがいわゆるインナードライ?
    そして以前利用した事のあるトゥベールさんのサイトを覗いてみました。
    以前は安価なタイプのビタミンC誘導体を買ったことがあるのですが、今回はもうのっぴきならない肌状態のため、打開を願ってプレミアム?ホワイドパウダーという一番効きそうな誘導体をセレクト。
    手持ちの安価な美白化粧水にプレミアムホワイトパウダーと、アミノ酸、ヒト型セラミド、ヒアルロン酸を混入。
    そして@コスメでも評価の非常に高かったこちらをアイケアとして。極めつけにビタミンC誘導体のオイルを撒布。
    翌朝のハリといったら!!いいです♪透明感もでて、ファンデを塗る前のが白く透明感を感じるほど♪アラサー以上はナノライズジェル、迷ったら買え!!ですね。
    お肌の状態がいいと毎日お化粧するのが、楽しいです♪
    トゥベールさん最高!!

  44. Beauty*狂信者
    5 out of 5

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    朝の使用が不安なので問い合わせたところ、「シミの元になるような事はないのでご安心ください」とのこと。効果に期待して使ってみます。トゥベールさんの化粧品を使うようになって本当に肌がきれいになりました。
    あと、発送の早さに感動です!ありがとうございます。

  45. Moonie
    5 out of 5

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    Hi guys, this is moonie i dont know if you still remember me but I really like the retinoic acid before my tca peel. can I use it after 7 days instead 3 days? thanks so much!

  46. (^ω^)Mandy
    5 out of 5

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    ニキビ跡の改善のために美容皮膚科でレチノイン酸をもらっていました。
    最近通うのが億劫になって使っていなかったのですが、
    この商品を見つけてさっそく購入してみました。
    皮膚科では化粧水の前に使うように言われていたので同じように使用。
    サラっとして伸びがいいです。
    今回はそのあとにイオン導入をしたのですが
    (皮膚科でもイオン導入とレチノイン酸を一緒に使った方が効果がみられると言われてました)
    次の日の朝お肌がふっくらして凹が目立たなくなっているような・・・。
    しっかり1本使い切りたいと思います

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