A method and preparation are described for treating human skin with retinoic acid glucuronide (RAG) in a topical carrier. For treatment of acne or wrinkled skin, RAG can be applied in an effective amount which is nonirritating to the skin. Retinoid dermatitis, an objectionable side effect of topical application of retinoid compounds, can thereby be avoided.
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Barua, Arun B.; Gunning, Desiree; and Olson, James A., "Retinoic acid glucuronide preparations for application to the skin" (1991). Iowa State University Patents. 153.