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What it does

The Power of Retinoid



Retinoic acid (tretinoin, a derm-grade retinoid) stimulates the production of collagen, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Clears cellular debris around enlarged pores, making them appear smaller.


Decreases comedones and their precursor, thereby decreasing noninflammatory and inflammatory acne.


Improves roughness by reducing the layer of dead skin cells and increasing glycosoaminoglycan (GAG).
Sun & Dark Spots

Sun & Dark Spots

Improves pigmentation of freckles, melasma, sun spots and dark spots by dispersing melanin granules.

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Community Reviews


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I just turned 30 this year and I don't think my skin has ever looked better. Plain and simple: I love Dear Brightly and I thank them for educating me on how to take care of my self!


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This salve is one of the top 3 products I've ever used on my face, hands down. It's lightweight yet super hydrating and the moisture lasts all day (and night!). It fills in and plumps up those fine wrinkles around my eyes. I also have Sjogren's syndrome and this salve has helped me combat that tremendously.

The Skinny

Why derm-grade retinoid over retinol

Tretinoin (retinoic acid)
Store bought
retinoid retinol facts20x more potent than retinol (src: PubMed)
retinoid retinol factsThe only FDA approved retinoid for photoaging
retinoid retinol facts50 years of research proves its long-term safety and efficacy
retinoid retinol factsStronger than over-the-counter Differin (not FDA approved for photoaging)
retinoid retinol factsTakes much longer to see visible results
retinoid retinol factsNot FDA approved to treat photoaging
retinoid retinol factsRetinol is not the active ingredient

One-stop shop

Includes online doctor's consult

To get a derm-grade retinoid, you have to make an in-person doctor's visit, which is overkill and can cost up to $200. With Dear Brightly, experience the ease of an online doctor's consult and get your tailored, derm-grade retinoid delivered to you.

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How it works

  • 1

    Share your skin story in minutes

    After checkout, share details about your skin.

  • 2

    Your doctor tailors

    Your doctor evaluates your Skin Profile and writes a prescription, if applicable.

  • 3

    Voila! Retinoid in the mail

    Get your tailored retinoid serum delivered to you.

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You heard it here first

Dear Brightly

I heard about Dear Brightly through a good friend of mine, and I’m so in LOVE now too. They were incredibly trustworthy, easy to use, and after seeing initial results, I now actually use it to upkeep my skin. My skin is clearer and fresher-looking. I recommend this to anyone in their 20s.


Member since 2019

It hurts my wallet to know I was spending so much on a 10-step routine when all I needed was a retinoid. I’m saving so much time at night during my routine as well as in the morning when I can leave my house fresh-faced. I’m so grateful to have access to this service.


Member since 2018

After dealing with moderate acne for many years, I was so happy to see the difference that retinoids made! I don’t have much free time to spend on skincare but using Dear Brightly’s service is a quick step to good skin anyone can do.


Member since 2019

Goodbye forever to spending an hr at the derm to get a prescription for a tube of toothpaste consistency, hard to spread tretinoin. Hello Dear Brightly, the same exact thing for 0 time, less price, and that smooooth texture I love. Feels like a daily indulgence. Love you humans over there with the best customer service!


Member since 2018

My skin has been so much better since using a retinoid. I had never used one before, although heard of them as a holy grail. I was a bit nervous, but my derm ramped me up and eased me in by tailoring. So I felt super comfortable. Their customer service team is so good and you can tell they care.


Member since 2019

A friend of mine is a derm, and basically said that every derm uses one as a nighttime essential. I used to use retinol but finally upgraded to a retinoid. Had known of Dear Brightly for awhile, and looking back, I really can’t believe it took me so long to use.


Member since 2018

Skincare used to stress me out before Dear Brightly - I assumed I had to buy at least 10 products, and pay a lot for them. I also had no idea what products would help with my specific skin concerns. Running my own business, I barely have time to wash my face sometimes, so I love the fact that I just need to apply my retinoid and some night cream and I’m good to go.


Member since 2019