Surely nobody forbids you to do this. Use them in any quantity that you wish and maybe you will achieve some result. The same thing happens with many other preparations and not only with them – for example, nobody forbids smoking, and many people do smoke notwithstanding the fact that it is very harmful for the health, which is proved by lots of medical surveys.

Of course retinoids are not that kind of thing, I mean, like cigarettes. Anyway they serve a noble purpose – elimination of acne. This small thing, proliferating fast, can spoil any beautiful face and turn it into a nightmare. Frequently acne is not causing so much trouble as some other disease can – for example, nobody has yet died of acne. But this small disease is annoying and importunate as flies are. For example, a couple of big acne on your back will not cause any death, but nevertheless they will bother you much and won’t let you wear your favorite dress because of much discomfort and possibly from esthetic considerations and shyness, if this area of skin becomes open in the dress.

So many people begin their hard struggle with the ugly small spots appearing at the very wrong time and in the very wrong place (actually, it hardly can be otherwise with acne). And many people use such drugs as retinoids.

Is it something so bad with retinoids that they should be forbidden or something like that? Even if they have been not forbidden yet, which should be for some sound reason? For instance, as potassium permanganate has been forbidden for sale recently in some countries?

No, the point is not in this. The gist of it is the fact that presently the trend in the medical world goes towards natural acne treatment. Retinoids don’t correspond with this trend, being chemically synthesized products. What is that bad with the products, which are not suited for natural acne treatment?  Side effects are the main answer for this question. If you use natural preparations, they are not going to do you any harm.