The emollient layer will create a barrier that protects the skin around your eyes and prevents any retinoids from migrating past that area. Have you asked your derm for a cream based version of Retin A? I was on level 3 for about 8 months.
Question: Why do my eyes get swollen after using retinoids?
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This keeps me in the maintenance mode. I simply just slacked off applying on those areas until they cleared up and have begun applying there again. I will try the aloe vera.