An important distinction: Retinol is OTC, Retinoids are prescription-strength Retinols
An anti-aging cream that's popular with men
While doing a little research for marketing, we were really surprised by the amount of men searching Refissa through Google, and we know that almost 26% of our website visitors are male! We decided we should do an article on why men like Refissa so much. Men’s skincare is becoming increasingly sophisticated as more and more men discover the benefits of a good skincare regimen. This includes prescription-strength anti-aging creams like ReFissa.
A little background first
ReFissa is a prescription-strength skin treatment, formulated to address wrinkles and uneven hyperpigmentation. It is a rich emollient cream with a high percentage of the active ingredient, tretinoin. ReFissa is clinically proven to reduce fine facial wrinkles and irregular pigmentation, and to smooth and soften rough, dry skin.
What is tretinoin?
Tretinoin is a high-strength form of vitamin A. It’s one of the few active ingredients that has been confirmed to offer measurable anti-aging benefits when applied topically. Tretinoin works by rejuvenating the upper layers of the skin, reducing or erasing fine lines and other signs of aging. Tretinoin can also reduce hyperpigmentation, giving the skin a more even tone. Tretinoin preparations are used to treat acne. Because tretinoin is so strong, creams containing it are available by prescription only after a consultation.
What is an emollient?
Emollients are moisturizing formulas that soften and smooth the skin. They can improve the appearance of fine lines by plumping up the surface layer of the skin, giving it a fresher, younger look. Emollients also reduce dryness, redness and irritation. They are valuable for those who spend time outdoors as they prevent the skin from chapping and drying. Emollient creams can also be used as carriers for active ingredients, ensuring that they’re properly absorbed by the skin.
Now we get to the point. Why do men like ReFissa?
You may already have tried over-the-counter anti-aging treatments and found that they’re not for you. Weak formulas, ineffective ingredients, irritating fragrances, the need for multiple steps — all these things can deter men from using anti-aging skin care.
ReFissa is different. It’s great for male skin. It helps significantly with problems such as fine lines and blemishes. If you’re a man who enjoys the outdoors, your skin may have suffered sun damage over the years. This can cause wrinkles and patches of hyperpigmentation. ReFissa can address these problems very effectively. If you’re an acne sufferer, ReFissa can improve the condition dramatically. The active ingredient can help flatten and reduce scars due to acne or injuries.
1. Moisturizer is built-in
One of the great benefits of ReFissa is its rich emollient formula. Our Refissa rep (who is a man) says the feedback that he receives from patients, men included, is that the emollient base is unmatched. If someone can achieve anti-aging results all while keeping the skin moisturized, that is what would make someone choose Refissa over other formulations of Tretinoin.
Ideally, everyone should use a daily moisturizer. Adding an extra step to your skincare routine can be annoying and hard to maintain. Nobody wants to clutter the bathroom shelves with tubes and bottles. With ReFissa, you get all the benefits of tretinoin and a high-quality emollient in a single product, giving you one less thing to apply.
When you first start using a topical tretinoin preparation, it’s common to experience a little irritation and redness. Because tretinoin can have this kind of effect, emollients are very valuable; they soothe the irritation and reduce dryness. ReFissa makes sure that your skin gets everything it needs.