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Vitamin A ointment reduces wrinkles, moisturises the skin and adds elasticity. And all this for the price of a bar of chocolate.

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Vitamin A ointment is a preparation that has a regenerative effect on the skin, moisturises it and reduces inflammation. Many other fashionable facial cosmetics work in the same way. It's just that vitamin A ointments are much cheaper than these - and no less effective.

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Is it worth spending half a paycheque on a miracle wrinkle cream? That's a topic for a separate article. In this text you will learn about the best vitamin A ointments. They cost no more than 40 zloty and, when used regularly, offer your skin a number of scientifically proven benefits.

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From this article you will learn:

  • What is the best vitamin A ointment
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  • How to choose an ointment with vitamin A and which preparation pharmacists recommend
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  • What properties vitamin A ointment has and what it can help
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  • What are the contraindications of vitamin A ointment and can it be used during pregnancy
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Vitamin A ointment for the face: effects

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Vitamin A ointment has effects on acne and uneven skin. It also reduces sebum production, which prevents pimples. It has a protective and anti-inflammatory effect - soothing inflammation and smoothing the complexion. The effects of vitamin A ointment also include improved collagen synthesis, fighting pimples and protecting against lesions.

Properties of vitamin A ointment:

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  • Reduces wrinkles and firms skin by promoting the synthesis of collagen .
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and sunlight damage (but does not protect against UV rays, you need sunscreen for that!).
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  • Has antioxidant (fights free radicals) and anti-inflammatory effectsand.
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  • May support acne treatment .
  • It speeds up the wound healing process.
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How to choose an ointment with vitamin A?

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Buying a vitamin A ointment should be based on the following criteria. We have used them in preparing our ranking.

How to choose an ointment?

  • Content of active substance. Pure vitamin A is usually too concentrated for the skin. That is why preparations that contain it are prescribed by a dermatologist. In basic over-the-counter products, look for its milder form, which is retinol palmitate. This compound prevents photo-ageing of the skin, reduces wrinkles and gives the skin firmness.
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  • Composition. In the composition of a good vitamin A ointment, it is not uncommon to also find petroleum jelly, beeswax and lanolin. Petroleum jelly promotes skin hydration, beeswax creates a protective barrier to prevent skin damage and lanolin helps to rebuild the hydrolipidic barrier. Equally valuable in such formulations is vitamin E - it softens the skin and reduces dryness.
  • Price. This is an individual issue, but it must not be absent from the selection criteria. Cheaper products can turn out to be just as good as those for which you will pay several hundred zlotys.

Vitamin A ointment - ranking of the best products

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Below you will find a summary of the best vitamin A ointments. We have selected the products based on the criteria listed above.

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Editor's choice

Retinobase 1700 Cream 30 g

Retinobase 1700 Cream 30 g
4.8
  • Active ingredients: Aqua, Methylpropanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyacetophenone.
  • Form: cream
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  • Packaging: 30g
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  • Dose: 1 per day
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Product description

Retinobase 17000 is a pharmaceutical vitamin A cream thatóry contains 1% stable retinol derivative in the form of an ester (Retinyl palmitate 17000 IU/g). 

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Vitamin A reduces inflammation and, thanks to its antioxidant and photoprotective properties, slows down the skinós ageing process. It protects against excessive keratosis and has anti-seborrhoea and anti-acne effects. The cream also contains vitamin E, whichóra is a strong antioxidant – it eliminates the harmful effects of free radicalsóra, responsible for the formation of wrinkles and accelerated skinóry ageing.

Pros and cons

Retinobase 17000 is a pharmaceutical vitamin A cream thatóry contains 1% stable retinol derivative in the form of an ester (Retinyl palmitate 17000 IU/g). 

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Vitamin A reduces inflammation and, thanks to its antioxidant and photoprotective properties, slows down the skinós ageing process. It protects against excessive keratosis and has anti-seborrhoea and anti-acne effects. The cream also contains vitamin E, whichóra is a strong antioxidant – it eliminates the harmful effects of free radicalsóra, responsible for the formation of wrinkles and accelerated skinóry ageing.

Additional information

Retinobase 17000 is a pharmaceutical vitamin A cream thatóry contains 1% stable retinol derivative in the form of an ester (Retinyl palmitate 17000 IU/g). 

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Vitamin A reduces inflammation and, thanks to its antioxidant and photoprotective properties, slows down the skinós ageing process. It protects against excessive keratosis and has anti-seborrhoea and anti-acne effects. The cream also contains vitamin E, whichóra is a strong antioxidant – it eliminates the harmful effects of free radicalsóra, responsible for the formation of wrinkles and accelerated skinóry ageing.

Editor's choice

Protective ointment with vitamin A, 25 g

Protective ointment with vitamin A, 25 g
4.6
  • Active ingredients: vitamin A
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  • Formula: ointment
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  • Packaging:25g
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  • Dose: 1 per day
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Product description

Protective ointment with vitamin A is a shielding medicine used during regeneration of the epidermisóskin, soothingóskin inflammation. The ointment has a protective effect on the skin against atmospheric conditions.

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Pros and cons

Protective ointment with vitamin A is a shielding medicine used during regeneration of the epidermisóskin, soothingóskin inflammation. The ointment has a protective effect on the skin against atmospheric conditions.

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Additional information

Protective ointment with vitamin A is a shielding medicine used during regeneration of the epidermisóskin, soothingóskin inflammation. The ointment has a protective effect on the skin against atmospheric conditions.

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Editor's choice

Retimax 1500, protective ointment with vitamin A, 30 g

Retimax 1500, protective ointment with vitamin A, 30 g
4.6
  • Active Ingredients: Petrolatum (petroleum jelly), Aqua, Lanolin (lanolin), Mineral Oil (liquid paraffin), Paraffin, Beeswax (wax), Magnesium Stearate (magnesium stearate), Retinyl Palmitate (retinol ester).
  • Form: ointment
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  • Packaging: 30g
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  • Dose: 2 to 3 times daily
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Product description

Protective ointment with vitamin A, RETIMAX 1500, is intended for the care of irritated and dehydrated skinóry. Thanks to its properties, it has a regenerative effect on the stratum corneum. It has a soothing effect on rough, cracked skin and is helpful in the care of cracked corners of the mouth. It is an ideal preparation for use after sunbathing, use of a solarium, chemical skin removal and laser treatments. The ointment nourishes the skin with vitamin A, which is an essential regulator of cell renewal. The cosmetic protects the skinóhand and leaves it feeling naturally soft and smooth. The product is fragrance-free. 

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Pros and cons

Protective ointment with vitamin A, RETIMAX 1500, is intended for the care of irritated and dehydrated skinóry. Thanks to its properties, it has a regenerative effect on the stratum corneum. It has a soothing effect on rough, cracked skin and is helpful in the care of cracked corners of the mouth. It is an ideal preparation for use after sunbathing, use of a solarium, chemical skin removal and laser treatments. The ointment nourishes the skin with vitamin A, which is an essential regulator of cell renewal. The cosmetic protects the skinóhand and leaves it feeling naturally soft and smooth. The product is fragrance-free. 

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Additional information

Protective ointment with vitamin A, RETIMAX 1500, is intended for the care of irritated and dehydrated skinóry. Thanks to its properties, it has a regenerative effect on the stratum corneum. It has a soothing effect on rough, cracked skin and is helpful in the care of cracked corners of the mouth. It is an ideal preparation for use after sunbathing, use of a solarium, chemical skin removal and laser treatments. The ointment nourishes the skin with vitamin A, which is an essential regulator of cell renewal. The cosmetic protects the skinóhand and leaves it feeling naturally soft and smooth. The product is fragrance-free. 

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You will be able to do this with other cosmetics. You can find out more about them in these articles:

 
.  Protective Ointment with Vit. A APTEO
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Vitamin A ointment with lemon flavour to counteract skin damage and dryness.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:30 g.
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  • Dosage: a maximum of 2 times a day.
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Vitamin A ointment, the base of which is Vaseline. It creates a nurturing film on the skin, which protects the complexion from harmful external factors and also prevents water loss. The ointment has a delicate lemon aroma.

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Why it is worthwhile:

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Prepares against exfoliation and also smooths and regenerates the skin. 

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The vaseline content means that those with oily skin should be cautious.

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Vitamin A ointment - Amara

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Best for psoriasis
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A vitamin A ointment to reduce skin dryness, as well as having a regenerative and softening effect.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:25 g.
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  • Dosage: 1-2 times a day (in case of severely dry skin, the product can be used more times).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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A vitamin A ointment that forms a protective 'patch' on the skin (this is due to Vaseline), which reduces drying. Magister of Pharmacy adds that the preparation supports the skin in the process of cell regeneration. Moreover, it has an emollient, regenerative and also protective effect.

Please note:

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Amara vitamin A ointment is recommended for use during winter periods. It helps to prevent cracking and keratosis of the skin. In addition, it can moisturise chapped lips and also heal their cracked corners.

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Alantan Plus with vitamin A

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Has a regenerative effect on the skin, moisturises it and stimulates cells to rebuild after damage

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:35 g.
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  • Dosage: preparation should be used ad hoc.
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Why it is worthwhile:

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Vitamin A eye ointment (and more) based on paraffin, which lubricates and smooths the epidermis. The formulation also includes Vaseline, which forms a film on the skin to prevent water evaporation. The combination of these ingredients supports a moisturising and soothing effect. 

Alantan Plus also contains allantoin and panthenol - they have a regenerative effect and stimulate skin cells to repair.

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VITAMIN Ointment A+E+F

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For all skin types
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A ointment containing a complex of vitamins - makes the skin supple, smooth and prevents dryness.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Package size:50 ml.
  • Package size:50 ml.
  • Dosage: 3-4 times a day.
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Care ointment with vitamin A, which MSc Pharmacy recommends mainly for people with skin prone to keratoses, abrasions and injuries. The glycerine in the formulation forms an occlusive layer on the skin to prevent drying.

Why it is worthwhile:

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In addition to vitamin A, the preparation contains, for example, vitamin E and aloe vera, which soothes irritation. Vitamin A+E+F ointment makes the skin smooth and supple, and just as importantly, it can be used for people with all skin types.

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VITA-POS eye ointment

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Eye ointment
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An eye ointment that reduces burning, dryness and also inhibits moisture loss.

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Product description:

  • Type:medical device.
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  • Package size:5 g.
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  • Dosage:depending on need.
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Why it is worthwhile:

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Vitamin A eye ointment to reduce dryness, burning, as well as the feeling of fatigue. The product inhibits the loss of moisture and prevents damage caused by external factors - such as wind or cold.

How to apply the ointment.

How to apply vitamin A eye ointment?

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Take the product on a clean finger, lie down and, looking up, apply the ointment to the eye. Try to do this closer to the outer corner. Blink 1-2 times and close the eye for a brief moment.

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Kerato VitA Eye Ointment

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An eye ointment to prevent damage to the eyes, as well as dryness.

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Product description: 

  • Package size:5 g.
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  • Dosage: 3 times daily into the conjunctival sac.
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Why it is worthwhile:

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An ointment with vitamin A and E to protect and regenerate cells. The formulation contains petroleum jelly, liquid paraffin and lanolin - so it spreads very well over the surface of the eye and creates a protective barrier against drying out. The formula also prevents damage caused by harmful environmental factors such as smoke.

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HYSAN nasal ointment

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Preparation in the form of an OTC medicine
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Vitamin A nasal ointment to prevent dryness and reduce pain.

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Product description:

  • Type:medical device.
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  • Package size:5 g.
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  • Dosage: ad hoc.
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Why it is worthwhile:

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A preparation in the form of an OTC medicine (it is tested for safety and efficacy) designed to moisturise and regenerate the mucosa. Its dryness can be a factor that increases the risk of infection.

Note:

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The pharmacist recommends using the ointment when there is dryness and pain in the nose. The product can be used by women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

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RINOPANTEINE Nasal Ointment

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Donosal ointment with vitamin A to accelerate the regeneration of mucous membranes and also moisturise them.

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Product description: 

  • Packaging size:10 g.
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  • Dosage: 1-3 times a day.
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Vitamin A nasal ointment that forms a nutritional and protective barrier on the mucous membrane, thus accelerating its regeneration. The pharmacist recommends the preparation to people after surgery or invasive examinations in the nasal cavity.

Provides a protective barrier for the nasal cavity.

Why it is worthwhile:

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The product effectively moisturises the mucous membranes, so we can use it during the heating season when the air indoors is dry. It is also recommended for people who use intranasal steroid therapy or rhinitis suppressant drops - the product helps to regenerate the mucous membranes. Rinopantein also relieves irritation caused by allergic or infectious rhinitis.

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Linourea 15%

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Hydrating, nourishing and supporting the skin repair processes ointment with vitamin A + E.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:50 g.
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  • Dosage: several times a day (3-5).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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A simple ointment with vitamin A + E for daily skin care. The urea content makes the preparation very moisturising. In addition, it reduces keratosis of the epidermis, accelerates skin repair processes and nourishes the skin. The preparation will do very well in soothing irritation and restoring moisture.

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Other vitamin A ointments (under eyes, for wrinkles, universal)

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ALANTANDERMOLINE protective semi-fat cream with vitamins A+E

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A mask with vitamins A and E in the form of a semi-fat cream. The product has a nourishing effect, moisturises the skin and improves its smoothness.

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Pharmaceris T cream with retinol for acne

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A vitamin A ointment for acne in the form of a cream from Pharmaceris. We recommend it to people with skin prone to imperfections. The preparation counteracts them and effectively prevents the recurrence of skin lesions.

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Neoclinic Linacera Hemp Ointment 24%

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A vitamin A ointment with a rich composition. Formulated for dry and atopic skin. It exhibits moisturising, nourishing, lubricating, as well as regenerating effects

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Vitamin A ointment for babies - suggestions from the pharmacist

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Choosing the right cosmetic for a baby is much more difficult than choosing one for yourself. That's why I asked a Master Pharmacist which vitamin A ointments she could recommend for a baby's layette. The following preparations can also be used by adults.

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LINOMAG Bobo A+E

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Vitamin A and E ointment for daily care - moisturises dry skin and gently lubricates.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Package size:50 ml.
  • Package size:50 ml.
  • Dosage: several times a day (3-5).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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An ointment with vitamins A and E in the form of a cream showing a nurturing effect. The product is great for moisturising dry skin, gently lubricates and regenerates the hydrolipid barrier (the protective layer of the skin). The pharmacist recommends using the ointment from Linomag in daily care.

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LINOTORMENTIALLAE A+E

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Vitamin A ointment, which we recommend for supportive use for nappy rash and minor sores.

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Product description: 

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:50 g.
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  • Dosage: several times a day (3-5).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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The formulation forms a protective film on the skin, which has a moisturising and smoothing effect and reduces oily skin. Vitamin A ointment for children from Linotormentialle is recommended for supportive use for minor sores or nappy rash.

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LINOVIT A+E protective cream with vitamins A+E

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Regenerative and protective ointment with vitamin A and E, which will work for both children and the elderly.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:50 g.
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  • Dosage: 2-3 times a day.
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Why it is worthwhile:

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A vitamin A ointment with a protective and regenerative effect. The paraffin base makes the preparation gently protective against harmful environmental factors such as wind and frost. In addition, Linovit A+E has moisturising properties, smooths the skin and, most importantly, is suitable for mum and baby.

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Linovit A+E

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Vitamin A ointment for people with problematic or atopic skin - moisturises and regenerates.

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:50 g.
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  • Dosage: several times a day (3-5).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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Linoichthiol A+E relieves skin irritation as well as itching. It exhibits regenerative and restorative effects and smooths the complexion. 

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Recommend it for those with problematic or atopic skin that requires special care.

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Linocholesterol A+E

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Vitamin A ointment for moisturising, lubricating and regenerating effects

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Product description:

  • Type: cosmetic.
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  • Packaging size:50 g.
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  • Dosage: several times a day (3-5).
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Why it is worthwhile:

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Paraffin, lanolin and cholesterol are the base of this formulation - these ingredients provide occlusive properties, that is, they form a protective coating on the skin to prevent moisture loss. Vitamin A and E Linocholesterol Ointment also has a moisturising and lubricating effect, while the additional vitamins in the formulation stimulate cell regeneration.

Vitamin A - uses

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The valuable properties of vitamin A mean that it can be used for many health problems. What is it most commonly used for?"

Acne

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About 9.4%and of people worldwide are affected by acne. Vitamin A facial ointment can support the treatment of acne and prevent the inflammatory changes it causesand. These preparations provide the skin with proper regeneration and nourishment. They should only be applied topically to inflammatory lesions as they can clog pores.

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Chapped lips

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Cold weather, dry air, strong sunlight or frequent licking of the lips are just some of the reasonsand for which they become chapped or dry. Vitamin A ointment for lips can help treat this problem and moisturise them properly. Preparations with Vaseline, among others, will be even more effective.

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Irritated skin

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Vitamin A ointment with vitamin A is a great cosmetic for skin irritationand. These preparations moisturise it, smooth it and reduce imperfections. What's more, vitamin ma ointment can also reduce hyperpigmentation and shallow wrinkles. Finally, it prevents deficiency of collagen - the body's basic building protein.

What else can vitamin A ointment be used for?

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  • Dry eyesand (only formulations designed for this).
  • Hard-to-heal wounds.
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  • Inflammation of the corners of the mouth. 
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  • Dryness or pain in the nose - e.g. after examinations in the nasal cavity or surgery (only preparations intended for this)
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How to use ointment with vitamin A?

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Vitamin A ointment should be applied topically to an area that is irritated, dry or damaged. Always use the product as recommended by the manufacturer, doctor or pharmacist. Never apply a product intended for the body to the eyes or nose. Also do not exceed the recommended dose, this can lead to inflammation, for example.

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What are the contraindications to using vitamin A ointment?

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Magister of Pharmacy explains that vitamin A ointment is safe for most people. Caution should be exercised by those who are hypersensitive to the active substance or any other ingredient in the preparation. In such cases, the ointment may cause an allergic reaction. In the event of such a reaction, discontinue use immediately and, if necessary, seek medical attention. 

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Caution!

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Do not apply vitamin A ointment to open wounds or mucous membranes. This can lead to infection or inflammation. What's more, vitamin A can irritate the eyes, so if you apply it to these areas, be very careful.

Caution!

Vitamin A ointment in pregnancy

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Do not use vitamin A ointment during pregnancy. Dietitian, Marta Kaczorek states that, according to the recommendations and recommendations of the Polish Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, you should not supplement vitamin A and take a lot of products that are rich in it. 

Despite the fact that vitamin A ointment is applied topically, it too should be avoided (with the exception of other doctor's recommendations). An excess of vitamin A in the body can cause birth defects in the child.

Do not use it.

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Summary

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Remember:

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  • When choosing a vitamin A ointment, pay attention to the content of the active ingredient, additional ingredients and the price.
  • Template vitamin A ointments.
  • Example vitamin A ointments you can choose from are RETIMAX 1500, retinobase 17000 and vitamin A ointment - Amara.
  • For infants, we recommend the following.
  • For babies, we recommend these ointments with vitamin A: LINOMAG Bobo A+E, LINOTORMENTIALLAE A+E and LINOVIT A+E protective cream with vitamins A+E.
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  • Vitamin A ointment with vitamin A can help with acne, skin irritations, chapped lips or dry eyes, among other things.
  • Vitamin A ointment should be used as recommended by the manufacturer, doctor or pharmacist.
  • Vitamin A ointment is safe, but should be avoided by people who are allergic to the ingredients of a particular preparation.
  • U should not use vitamin A ointment during pregnancy.
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FAQ

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. Can vitamin A ointment help with atopic dermatitis?.

Yes, MSc Pharmacy recommends using ointment with vitamin A for atopic dermatitis. The vitamin A in the formulations helps to moisturise the skin, regenerate it and also support the alleviation of inflammation. This does not change the fact that it is best to see a doctor with this condition. This will ensure that the actual cause can be eliminated, rather than just alleviating the effects.

. Can you use vitamin A ointment for sunburn? .

Yes, you can use vitamin A ointment for sunburn. It shows moisturising properties, which has a positive effect on this damage. However, it is best to use a moisturising cream with aloe vera, drink plenty of water, and take frequent cool baths. Also remember to use screen cream regularly.

. Will vitamin A ointments help with wounds?.

Yes, vitamin A ointment can help with wounds, but it should only be used on minor abrasions and skin damage. Under no circumstances should you apply vitamin A ointment to open wounds - this could result in infection or inflammation.

. Does vitamin A ointment work for cracked heels?.

Yes, vitamin A ointment can help with cracked heels. It is best to apply the product after washing your feet and rubbing your heels with a pumice stone. After applying the cream, put on cotton socks to increase the absorption of the cream and improve hydration. For cracked heels, it is also worth considering bathing in herbal infusions, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect.

. Will vitamin A ointment be effective for herpes? .

Vitamin A ointments and creams will not help the herpes virus. You can use them after eczema as they promote wound healing and stimulate cell growth. If you are struggling with herpes, see a dermatologist.

. How does vitamin A ointment work on stretch marks?.

Vitamin A ointment can help with stretch marks. These preparations have a regenerative effect, which has a positive impact on stretch marks. What's more, vitamin A ointment applied to the skin also reduces the likelihood of new stretch marks forming.

. Can vitamin A ointment help with frostbite?.

Frostbite is damaged and dried out cells that need regeneration. Vitamin A ointment can provide this and also prepare a good 'foundation' for the healing of these lesions. Among other things, these preparations stimulate the production of collagen, which not only accelerates wound healing, but also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other imperfections.

. How does vitamin A ointment work on nails?.

Vitamin A ointment will not help with overgrown nails, but it can support the formation of new nails. It is therefore worth applying it to the peri-nail shaft area. In this way we can count on the newly grown nail being nourished. Nails are also helped by collagen, biotin, as well as other vitamins.

. Can vitamin A ointment be used on scars?.

Yes, vitamin A ointment can be used on scars. The product is suitable for mobilising (gently massaging and stretching) scars. Vitamin A ointment is particularly recommended for people who struggle with acne scars.

. Does vitamin A ointment clog pores?.

Yes, vitamin A ointment can clog pores. However, this very much depends on its composition. The pharmacy magistrate explains that if you are concerned about clogged pores, you should avoid preparations that contain petroleum jelly or paraffin. These are the ones that can lead to clogged pores in some people.

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