RENOVA® has a light, non-greasy formulation that is proven to reduce the appearance of fine facial wrinkles, yet is gentler and less irritating to the skin than other topical prescription therapies. As a topical tretinoin, RENOVA® may stimulate the retinoic acid receptors of your skin, which are responsible for cell growth. RENOVA® is believed to stimulate the skin's natural collagen production and reduce collagen breakdown. It is believed to work below the skin's surface, while reducing fine facial wrinkles above.
A topical retinoid is a derivative of vitamin A. It comes in various forms (creams, lotions and gels). Tretinoin is a form of retinoid. Its beneficial effects on aging skin have been documented over decades, and include smoother, less wrinkled skin.