78-Year-Old Woman Proves This Gold-Standard Ingredient Is the Actual Secret to Youthful-Looking Skin

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A photo of a 78-year-old woman’s picture-perfect skin has gone viral after her proud granddaughter shared it on Reddit. Along with the jaw-dropping photo, Redditor @ucancallmekt answered the very question burning in all of our minds: What’s her secret?

[Misc] My 78-year-old grandmother is a poster child for Retin-A! She’s been using it since it was first released on the market. from r/SkincareAddiction

“My 78-year-old grandmother is a poster child for Retin-A! She’s been using it since it was first released on the market. My friend just started Retin-A and is complaining about the side effects, so I snapped this photo at Mother’s Day brunch to prove to her it works!”

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Retin-A, or retinoic acid, has been hailed as the gold standard of anti-aging and anti-acne for decades. The prescription-only product is a pure form of vitamin A (like retinols) and works on a cellular level to enhance collagen production and deliver a brighter, more youthful and clearer-looking complexion. If we weren’t believers in the do-everything product before this photo, we are now. 

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