In this time where we all seem to be seeking youthful, healthy, flawless skin, terms like “Retinoid”, “Retinol”, and “Retin-A” have reigned supreme as buzz words surrounding all the latest skin care must haves. It’s not surprising when these “magic creams” lay claim to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightening lackluster skin, fighting acne breakouts, and improving firmness and elasticity. But what exactly is the difference? If you’re confused, you are not alone. Let us explain.