Tretinoin cream comes in a variety of concentrations, ranging from mild .005% cream to stronger creams that contain as much as .1% tretinoin. Like many other skincare medications, the type of tretinoin cream you choose to treat acne can have an effect on your results and potential side effects.
In this guide, we’ll list all of the different concentrations of tretinoin cream that are available for purchase in the United States and explain which concentration of tretinoin cream is the optimal choice for treating and preventing acne.
What Tretinoin Cream Concentrations Are Available?
Tretinoin cream is available in several strengths. In the US, the strongest tretinoin cream on the market contains .1% tretinoin, or one unit of tretinoin per 100 units. The weakest cream contains .005% tretinoin, or approximately 5% as much tretinoin as the strongest .1% cream.
You can also purchase .025% and .05% strength tretinoin creams, although not all brands offer tretinoin cream in these concentrations.