Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment - 45g

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$33.49When purchased online

About this item

At a glance

HSA/FSA Eligible
HSA/FSA Eligible
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist Tested
Combination Skin
Combination Skin
Normal Skin
Normal Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin

Highlights

  • TARGETS ACNE: Features 0.1% adapalene that helps clear breakouts where they start (works deep into pores in 5 minutes) and helps prevents new acne from forming
  • RX-STRENGTH RETINOID: Differin Gel normalizes skin cell turnover to effectively target two primary causes of acne (clogged pores and inflammation) without a prescription
  • WORKS CONTINUOUSLY: When used as directed, you could start to see results in as little as 1 week
  • RESTORES TONE AND TEXTURE: Helps restore skin’s natural tone and texture as a result of reduced acne
  • HOW TO USE: Use once daily after cleansing. Do not rinse off. If going outside, use a sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher. At night, help decrease dryness and other signs of irritation with a non-SPF moisturizer such as Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer

Specifications

Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Contains Retinoids
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Spot Treatment
Recommended Skin Type: Normal, Acne-Prone, Combination
Net weight: 45 Grams
Features: Dermatologist Recommended, Dermatologist Tested
TCIN: 51346360
UPC: 302994920457
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0287
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Description

Differin Gel Acne Treatment contains adapalene, an Rx-strength acne-fighting retinoid that helps clear breakouts where they start (works deep into pores in 5 minutes), helps prevents new acne from forming, and as a result, can restore skin’s overall tone and texture. Adapalene is the first over-the-counter active ingredient for acne in more than 30 years. It clears acne with the power of an Rx without the prescription, prevents breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes and clogged pores, and can be used to effectively treat acne, or maskne, caused by wearing face masks or facial coverings. When used as directed, you could start to see results in as little as 1 week, and when used every single day, Differin Gel can help reduce up to 87% of acne in just 12 weeks (Cunliffe et al 1998, Galderma Laboratories).
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Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist tested product.
Combination Skin
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Normal Skin
Recommended for Normal Skin.
Acne-Prone Skin
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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Active ingredients

adapalene (retinoid)(0.1%).

Purpose

Acne Treatment..

When using this product

When using this product: limit sun exposure, including light from tanning beds, and use sunscreen when going outdoors,do not wax to remove hair in areas where the product has been applied,during the early weeks of use, your acne may appear to worsen before it improves (this is normal); continue using as directed, unless you get irritation that becomes severe,irritation (redness, itching, dryness, burning) is more likely to occur: in the first few weeks of use; if using more than one topical acne medication at a time; but irritation usually lessens with continued use of this product,it may take up to 3 months of once daily use to see results,avoid product contact with eyes, lips, and mouth. If contact occurs, immediately flush the area with water,wash hands after use.

Stop use and ask doctor if

Stop use and ask doctor if: you become pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, while using the product,you have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as itching, rash, hives, swelling of the lips, eyelids, and shortness of breath),irritation becomes severe,you see no improvement after 3 month of once daily 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. 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.

Other information

Store at room temperature 68 degrees - 77 degrees F. Protect from freezing.

Inactive ingredients

carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium hydroxide, may contain hydrochloric acid to adjust ph

Question or comments?

866-735-4137

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.54 inches length x 2.92 inches width x 7.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.15 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Did it come with a seal on the top?

submitted by Kimberly B - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Kimberly B! There is no seal on this product. Hope this helps.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Kimberly B - Differin Gel is packaged in the box, so the tube is not sealed. Hope this helps!

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What’s the different in the differen gel acne treatment ($29) vs the different gel acne ($12)?

submitted by Madison - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Madison! The difference here is just the size of the product. The one closer to the $12 range is 15g whereas the larger one is 45g. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Container size only...

    submitted byLaura - 3 years ago

Q: Can I use this along with my Olay retinol 24 night cream?

submitted by Lezuk - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello Lezuk! Yes, you can. Hope this helps. - Virtual beauty concierge

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi there! I would suggest adding the Differin Adapalene Gel to your morning routine a few days a week to avoid over drying your skin. Don't forget to use sun protection also. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this also Age Defense cream? What is Retinol strength?

submitted by Michele - 6 years ago
  • A: My dermatologist recommended Differin gel instead of wasting money on anti-aging creams and expensive skincare products.

    submitted byJat1012 - 2 years ago
  • A: Using this for anti-aging would be sort of an off label use. It's generally prescribed for acne. That being said it IS a retinoid and therefor can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and can also smooth the appearance of skin overall. It helps even tone and smooth skin, it's an exfoliant. I used it "back in the day" for acne when it was prescription only and it didn't just clear the acne it made my skin better overall. It was a miracle for me. My skin went from acne and scaring everywhere to looking like perfect, clear, evenly toned skin with not a blemish or scar in sight. That was on young teenage skin. I'm now using it for my older skin but it's too early to tell if I will experience the miracle I did back then. Forewarned, this can and most likely will make your skin look worse before it looks better. Best thing is to stick with it and use it every single day and only use a very very thin layer.

    submitted byBeth - 6 years ago

Q: Do this product helps to clear acne scars? in how many days or months we can see the change?

submitted by Maharjan - 9 months ago
  • A: Patience is! Differin Gel treats acne deep in the pores and prevents new acne from forming, which restores skin’s texture and tone. Some people see results in as little as 2 weeks, though it may take up to 12 weeks for others. The longer you use Differin Gel, the better results you’ll see.

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Hi I am just 19 years old. I have bumpy forehead. I also have some acne and acne scars on my forehead and cheek bones. Can i use this product? Or can you plz suggest me the best one?

submitted by Maharjan - 9 months ago
  • A: Great question! For starters, Differin Gel contains the only OTC acne-fighting retinoid, adapalene. It’s the latest ingredient to shake up the acne aisle in more than 30 years. Differin Gel regulates skin cell turnover to prevent clogged pores, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce acne, redness, and swelling. For acne scars, we would also recommend our new Resurfacing Scar Gel. It minimizes the appearance of post-acne scars — a top concern for adult acne sufferers — while visibly improving the appearance of rough, textured skin. Hope this helps!

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product is authentic?

submitted by Iqra - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Iqra! The Differin Adapalene Gel is authentic, hope this helps :)

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: my son use it once a day, it cleared most of his face but his nose has lot of pimples, what should he do?

submitted by mom3 - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi mom3! He may want to try combining this treatment with this daily face wash: Differin Daily Deep Cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide. It can be used daily and really helps clear out pores. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this safe to use while breastfeeding?

submitted by Anonymous - 2 years ago
  • A: It is not recommended to use this product while pregnant or breastfeeding. As always, ask your pharmacist or physician.

    submitted byAnonymous - 2 years ago

Q: Can you use this along with the dark spot corrector or just one?

submitted by - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Karla! We recommend using Differin Adapalene Gel Acne Treatment to clear up your existing acne first. Then, the Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum to heal any marks or scars. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.7 out of 5 stars with 2543 reviews
88% would recommend
189 recommendations
Improves Skin Texture: 4.16 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4.16 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.13 out of 5
Treats Spots: 4.03 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.33 out of 5

Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Yummy - 2 days ago
Dermatologist recommended this to me and completely changed my life. My pimples go away so fast
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Helps clear acne

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Angel - 21 days ago
I’ve been using this product for over a year because it was recommended on TikTok and I’ve been using it since. It really did help manage my acne cause I used to have flare ups. 10/10 I highly recommend using!
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Life changing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Erin - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
I used to get a prescription for this stuff. It’s life changing. I’ve used it every night before bed for years after washing my face, using a clarifying toner and lotion, and it’s worked wonders on my skin. I used to suffer from horrible acne. This stuff literally changed my life!
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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sad :(

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
carmella - 23 days ago
didn’t really remove my acne and i’ve had acne since i was 11 so it was disappointing because a dermatologist did recommend this to me.
Improves Skin Texture: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 2 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
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So good!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
J - 29 days ago, Verified purchaser
great product! took a little time for skin to adjust because it can be drying but all good now. highly recommend
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
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Like a prescription grade treatment

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Courtney F - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This has given me just as good if not better results than prescription grade acne treatment and expensive retinols. I would recommend only using once a week to start as it is very strong and dries my skin out if I use too often.
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
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The Best

5 out of 5 stars
Dee B - 1 month ago
originally posted on differin.com
I have been using this for yrs on end . I'm so happy it can be purchased OTC No More prescription for such a great product
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Great for acne

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Al - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Useful for acne treatment, recommended by the dermatologist
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love it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kenna - 1 month ago
I get cystic acne on my chin and this cleared it up so fast. the redness and inflammation was basically gone within a week. it does dry my skin out a bit, but using moisturizer regularly fixes it.
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Good but...

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
After only a week I can really tell a difference. My face feels smoother and pimples are drying up. The only bad thing is it's extremely drying and I have dry skin all over now. And it's made my face a little red. Going to keep trying
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A staple product

5 out of 5 stars
sofiab240 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Differin gel is so nice because I often have acne but am also super dry. Differin doesn’t dry me out like other acne treatments but it still helps calm down my blemishes. I also like that I can mix it in with my lotion. This is definitely not a spot treatment though, it is intended to put on your whole face. If you use it as a spot treatment, it probably won’t do much for you. I like to use differin gel either before my moisturizer at night or I mix it with my moisturizer if I’m especially dry. I definitely recommend to everyone!
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Patience is key!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Joc - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This stuff works. Keep using every other day and stick with it. Took about a month to begin seeing results.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Great skincare product

5 out of 5 stars
sophiep100 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This was recommended to me by my dermatologist because it is a dupe of a more expensive prescription. It overall helped with acne discoloration and the texture of my skin.
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Differin Gel

4 out of 5 stars
rubyl64 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product is really good and has helped me with my acne so much! At times it does make my skin burn a bit and peel. I was using it daily and now I use it 2 times a week. It also helps with chest and back acne.
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Cleared my skin!

4 out of 5 stars
juliannab24 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product definitely helped clear my skin a lot. As you can see on the left, my skin is pretty glowy and a lot of the usual bumps that I have on my face are gone! I
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Not Dust Yet

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Linds - 2 months ago
I started using this product when I turned 30 so I wouldn’t turn to dust and so far at age 36 people tell me I look younger than I am which is the best thing to tell anyone ever.
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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🌟

4 out of 5 stars
bri_anna - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
In the picture with the blue sweater I was not using the differin gel yet. You can tell the pimples on my chin are irritated and I have more of them. In the picture with the white shirt my skin looks overall better and the pimples on my chin are rarely visible. I do use other products but this is one that I noticed had a change on my skin after using.
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Holy grail!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Katie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I am 31 years old and stronger with acne, but this has helped tremendously. It can be a bit drying, so I only use it three times a week, but my skin has definitely improved since starting it.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
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Trust the process

4 out of 5 stars
sharikah1 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product is great. Definitely helped tone done my acne but you have to trust the process bc it takes time to see results. I use vitamin c, cetaphil cream and sunscreen in the morning and then at night I use differin alone. I have a friend who works in derm that says it works better without moisturizer if your skin can handle it and I saw major differences in my acne after implementing this.
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Great product!

4 out of 5 stars
karlav184 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I suffer from PCOS and get hormonal acne every now-and-then, but this product really helps with that! I put it on as soon as I get a pimple, and it’s usually gone by the next day!
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