Retinoids are a family of compounds derived from vitamin A that includes Beta-carotene and other carotenoids. Retinoids could improve aged skin. Skin felt smoother and less wrinkled after treatment. Patients treated with retinoid demonstrated improvement of sunlight-induced skin thinning, uneven skin texture; increase skin thickness, and dyspigmentation.
Retinol is often added to over-the-counter (OTC) cosmetic formulations that are termed as "Anti-wrinkle" creams.
Retinoids are among one of the most often used classes of agents in the dermatologic armamentarium. Many years of research have led to an ever-widening scope of uses for these products. The promotion of exfoliation, dermal collage synthesis, and new blood vessel formation, from topical retinoids suggests an important role for these products in the attempt to curtail the cutaneous effects of photoaging.