The Truth About Breakouts

03.25.2016, 11:00 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care

Adult acne can be a sensitive subject to discuss, but we want to let you know that if you experience acne in your 20s, 30s, and beyond…you’re not alone!

Can you guess what percentages of adult women and men live with acne, and how many of them do nothing to try to treat it?

We’ve put together a resource with some important information about adult acne. So, if you’re ready to know “The Truth About Breakouts,” then take a look at this infographic—and feel free to spread the knowledge by sharing it on social media!

And, if you’re ready to find a skin care regimen to help address your acne, check out CLENZIderm M.D.™, Obagi’s three-step acne treatment system with clinically-proven ingredients to help control adult acne and produce a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.

You can also browse through our selection of tretinoin products, which can be prescribed by your doctor to treat acne vulgaris, and retinols, which may help refine the appearance of skin texture.


Last updated: 3/16/16


Indication and Important Safety Information for Tretinoin


Tretinoin Gel (0.05%) and Cream (0.1%, 0.05% and 0.025%) are used in the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tretinoin is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your mouth, eyes, vagina or the corners of your nose.


Gels are flammable, so avoid fire, flame or smoking during use of Tretinoin Gel.

While using Tretinoin, spend as little time in the sun as possible, use an effective broad spectrum sunscreen, and wear a hat even on cloudy days. Do not use sunlamps or tanning booths, and avoid extreme wind and cold. If you do get a sunburn, stop using Tretinoin until your skin is back to normal.

Tretinoin may cause skin irritation. Some patients may get dry, red or peeling skin that requires them to use less medication or use it less often, or stop use either temporarily or altogether. Patients who develop a rash or itchy skin should contact their healthcare provider. Do not use more Tretinoin, or use it more often, than your doctor has told you because it will not work better and may increase the irritation to your skin. Avoid use of other products that may dry or irritate your skin.

The safety and efficacy of Tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 10 years of age (Gel) or 12 years of age (Cream), or in pregnant or nursing women.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. 

Please see accompanying Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

Prescribing Information for Tretinoin Cream and Gel.


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