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Differin

Acne Treatment

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Item 2509585

Size:1.6 oz

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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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3.9

(based on 49 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (24)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Minimizes pores (10)
  • Soothing (5)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (16)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (21)
  • Moderate acne (17)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (11)
  • Inflammatory acne (10)
  • Teen acne (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (16), Budget shopper (9)

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(24 of 24 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!

(5 of 6 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 :-)

(0 of 6 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??

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Patience is key

By KMC

from NC

Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

I did a ton of research on this product before purchasing. Yes, you do have to build up a "tolerance" which can take a few weeks if your skin is very sensitive. I started using it once a week and built up to three nights a week from there. You have to use a very small pea sized amount and be very careful to not get it around your eyes or lips. Once you get into the habit though it's fantastic. The texture of my skin has really improved!

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The worst experience I've ever had.

By lalaliane

from Oregon

Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

I've heard so, so many good things about these products. I spent days researching and watching videos and reading reviews, but... using these products has been the worst and most painful experience in my life. I had bought the cleanser and the gel, seeing as I figured they'd work best together. After 4 days I had to stop using it. My skin was beyond irritated. I started bleeding, my skin was beyond dry and there was nothing I could do about it. It's been about a week since I've used it and I can finally use my other products again since my skin isn't as broken anymore. It was painful to do anything, even use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. My skin was blotchy, red, bumpy and dry. It was all over my face, near my eyes and my neck. I was severely disappointed in these products. I've never been the reviewing writing type, but I wanted to share my experience. It claims it's for sensitive skin, but it is not. But this was the overall worst experience I've ever had with a product or brand before.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Works!!!

By Susie

from Missouri

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

    Love, love , love!!! I use this before my moisturizer at bedtime. It can dry you out a bit, but goes away with continued use. Works great to clear the skin. Just stick with it for at least a month and minimize any new products you introduce to your skin until you see how it works for you...

    My skin hasn't looked this good in years. I'm in my 40's.

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!

    By Cristal

    from Mke, wisconsin

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

      So glad that I added it to my routine! Makes all the difference!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Differin saved my life.

      By Paigey

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

      The fourth and fifth week your skin will get worse, but I have literally gone from cystic painful acne to baby butt clear skin. People keep complimenting my skin and I have never had that. I never even write reviews but had to just because I remember being the teary eyed girl crying about her acne - and now I'm literally glowing. Please please buy this product!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Required Patience

      By Michelle

      from Chandler , AZ

      Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

      THIS IS NOT A SPOT TREATMENT! There are reviewers on here believing that this product is meant to get rid of spots overnight. This product is a long term treatment that is designed to reduce acne over time and help with Anti Aging. I can't speak much about the anti aging but the acne portion I can! I rarely get pimples now after using this product for 3 months! My pores look smaller and my skin feels smoother. I pair this with my niacinimide serum from the ordinary and they make a great duo!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not a fan

      By Amanda

      from Orlando, Florida

      Comments about Differin Acne Treatment:

      After hearing the new craze about this I was excited to try! I've been using it for 3 months now. Around 8 weeks I noticed my skin was awful, probably the most broken out in awhile, and then around week 10 it was clear and near perfect! I was excited that I finally found a product that worked and it was well worth the wait.. until two weeks later my skin became a mess again. I paired this product with aveeno moisturizer and pixi skin reviver and I used it religiously once a day. Maybe it was just me but I'm pretty disappointed I didn't get the results I wanted. I'll keep using it till I finish the bottle though!

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