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Differin

Acne Treatment

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Item 2509585

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NEW Differin Gel is different! Differin is the first and only FDA-approved full prescription strength retinoid. This acne treatment is now available without a prescription. Differin Gel is dermatologist developed and tested. Differin treats the redness and inflammation associated with acne and helps prevent pimples, blackheads, and clogged pores before they occur. In order to get the best results, spread a thin layer over your face, once a day, every day.

Benefits:
  • Once daily topical retinoid
  • Oil free, fragrance free
  • Prescribed to over 40 million people globally for more than 20 years
  • In a clinical studies, Differin Gel provided nearly a 60% reduction in acne lesions after 12 weeks which will continue to improve with further use.
Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
  • Use once daily
  • Clean the skin gently and pat dry before applying the product
  • Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer. For example, if your acne is on the face, apply the product to the entire face.
  • Do not use more than one time a day.
Precautions: Applying more than directed will not provide faster or better results, but may worsen skin irritation. Children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor. If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a doctor before use. Do not use Differin Gel if you are allergic to adapalene or any of the ingredients in the product.
Active ingredient: Adapalene 0.1% (retinoid) Inactive ingredients: carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water and sodium hydroxide. May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.

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3.8

(based on 56 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (26)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Minimizes pores (11)
  • Soothing (5)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (19)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (22)
  • Moderate acne (19)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (12)
  • Teen acne (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (10)

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1.0

Did not work

By Ann

from Houston, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

    Thought I give this a try since I've pretty much tried everything else, either prescribed or OTC, and those didn't work. I used it for about three months and it actually made my face worst. It made me breakout in places I've never had any breakouts before. I didn't see my face getting any better. After I stopped taking it, my face got a little better. I personally think it was too strong for me. Might work on others, but differently not me.

     
    5.0

    Know how to use this product

    By Alexandra

    from Kentucky

    Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

    I've had a really great experience using This, but I attribute that fully to educating myself in how to use it. Dr. Dray on YouTube has several really helpful posts on it. I first used this once every 3-4 days. I have skin I would define as "tough" but holy moly, my skin freaked out for about 3 weeks. Be aware that it can be very sensitizing and be prepared with some ultra gentle products (I used cerave) to get you through. I started in February, and now in June my skin hasn't been this consistently clear in over 15 years. I still get hormonal acne or reactionary acne to products my skin doesn't like, but this is a keeper treatment! There is a reason this was prescription only for so long- it is strong and many people experience purging/intolerance past the usual few weeks.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Effective

    By MakeupMountains

    from Denver, CO

    Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

    I suffered from adult acne for almost 3 years (in my 30's). I tried everything from salicylic acid to benzoyl peroxide to diet changes. THIS was the only thing that work

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Made my face swell up

    By Mirela

    from Canada

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Inflammation

      Best Uses

        Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

        I had moderate acne when I tried this around 2 years ago. My mom got it for me. I followed the directions as written. This did not help my acne at all. In fact, it made it worse. My skin reacted horribly to it. I had a pimple on my cheekbone area and I applied the product. After very few uses, it got so bad that I swelled up and swollen in that area that my undereye had gained volume and some skin was overlapping my eye. It was getting there.

        I had to stop using it immediately. It was the worst thing I had ever used. It took awhile for the reaction to subside.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT

        By Dandelion

        from richmond, VA

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

        I love this product. It makes my acne VANISH. It works and it works well. Make sure you use a moisturizer with it!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Oh my god.

        By Paige - ouch

        from Davenport, FL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Burns
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Everything
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

        Uh okay. Believe me when I say it works. Takes a bit but it works. It does burn during that process. For me, and maybe some of you reading this, after using it 2-3 times, your skin begins to dry your skin out severely. You use the product, wait 30-45 minutes to moisturize, but when I say moisturize, go big or go home. I have naturally very oily skin, and after using this product and it drying out my skin, I choose to oil up my skin now, because wow. It works but it burns before it does any good.

         
        1.0

        This stuff destroyed my face

        By Char

        from NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

          I wanted this to work. I did copious amounts of research on it, watched videos that gave advice & tips on using it. I even called the company when I had a question. I used as directed for 4 months, which should have been more than long enough to see results. Oh, I saw results.....in the form of constantly red, inflamed, dry flakey skin. I knew there would be the "purge" period to get through. Except I never seemed to move past the purge. That is the condition my skin stayed in during the entire 4 months. The cystic acne it brought up was horrendous, & it broke me out in places that never have acne. I used as directed, with massive irritation. I tried using moisturizer first, then applying it, which was supposed to help with irritation. Nope, my skin was just constantly aggravated. I never got to a point where my skin even remotely looked better. I gave up after those 4 months, & now have to deal with all the scarring & hyperpigmentation it left me. My skin looked worse than before I started. That's what using this product did for me.

          (40 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          please read, i was in the trial

          By lizard81

          from nc

          Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

          For everyone wanting to use, or currently trying this product, I wanted to say a few things. I was actually in the trial group of people that used this product before it was presented to the public without a prescription. It was a group of a few hundred people, we were monitored online, filled weekly surveys and presented pictures and experiences. I have a few tips. First of all, use once and only once a day. Apply a small amount to your entire face, not just your pimples. Use as the last step in your beauty routine. If you need to use moisturizer with it, please wait at least 30 minutes after applying Differin gel to let it absorb. A few days after starting, you will experience tenderness and redness, it's completely normal and fine. During this time, use gentle products on your face, apply sunscreen before going outside, and use a moisturizer often. Remember to moisturize 30 minutes after Differin. This will last a few days, it's called retinization. Remember to continue applying Differin once a day. After this process has passed, continue use once a day, and you will start to notice your face become clearer. It helps with pimples, white and blackheads, and spots and scarring. I'm telling you, if you hang in there and use these tips that I've given, you will start to notice a difference on your face within a couple months. Patience is the key, but if you follow these directions and use Differin only as your only acne treatment from here on out, it will pay off. Also, VERY IMPORTANT, do NOT use any other acne treatment with Differin. Using other acne products with Differin will make your face worse and could cause damage. Use Differin and Differin only. Thanks for reading, hope everyone takes my advice!

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best skincare product!!!!

          By Diana

          from Houston Tx

          Pros

          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

          It will get worse before it gets better, your acne will probably going to flare up and be really bad at first and maybe even be worse than it ever has. This product is basically allowing the skin to purge itself of all the gunk that's clogging your pores and causing the acne, whiteheads and blackheads. It exfoliates, helps improve collagen production and evens skin tone out. This is meant to be used every single day (as tolerated) for months. It help me clear my acne faster than it reduced my wrinkles. I would definitely recommend this product. It Works!! Just don't give up. Give it time :-)

          (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          really confused and upset with results

          By aly

          from georgia

          Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

          so the box says a thin layer over entire area where a break out is for example pimple on your cheek do a thin layer over your whole face. do bbn kot NJ use more than 1x a day because it will not make product work any fast... then says discontinue If you don't see results for 3 months.... okay well following directions after SOMETHING I used had my hair line, cheeks, chin and back broke out worse than I have ever had -and I get cystic acne -a little over a month ago . a few of the smaller pimples have cleared but the cystic ones have not and my skin is literally chapped and peeling and that's making the deep under the skin acne worse and I'm getting mini white heads now??

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