Interest of the association retinaldehyde/glycolic acid in adult acne

Dreno B., Castell A., Tsankov N., Lipozencic J., SERDAROĞLU S., Gutierrez V., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.23, no.5, pp.529-532, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier


Topical retinoids have been successfully used in the treatment of acne vulgaris but may induce irritation when used twice daily. The association of retinaldehyde (RAL) with glycolic acid (GA) have complementary activities, which could be of interest for adult women with acne because of a better tolerance/efficacy ratio. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tolerance and the efficiency of RAL (0.1%)/GA (6%) in adult women with acne when used alone or in combination with their usual acne products except retinoids.