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About this item

Highlights

  • TARGETS ACNE: Clear and prevent acne with the first FDA-approved prescription strength over-the-counter acne retinoid
  • OTC ACNE RETINOID: Differin Gel contains adapalene, the most effective acne retinoid you can get without a prescription for consistently clearer skin
  • DERMATOLOGIST-RECOMMENDED: Doctors have prescribed adapalene to over 40 million people globally for more than 20 years
  • RESTORES TONE AND TEXTURE: Helps restore skin’s natural tone and texture as a result of reduced acne
  • HOW TO USE: Apply once daily as part of a morning or evening skincare regimen. After cleansing, apply a pea-sized amount all over the face. Follow with a moisturizer to decrease dryness or irritation and continue to use even when you’re not breaking out.
  • TRAVEL SIZE TOILETRIES: This product is under 3.4 fl oz, making it easy to take with you on your next vacation or trip

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).
Scent: Unscented
Trial/Mini/Travel Size: Yes
Health Facts: Phthalate-Free, Aluminum-Free, No Fragrance Added, Dye-Free, Contains Retinoids
Product Form: Gel
Package Quantity: 1
Beauty Purpose: Spot Treatment, Acne-Prone
Recommended Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Oily, Sensitive
Net weight: 15 Grams
Features: Dermatologist Tested, Dermatologist Recommended
TCIN: 51346324
UPC: 302994920303
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0197
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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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 worsens 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 a doctor if

Stop use and ask a 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 months 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: 6.5 inches length x 2.625 inches width x 1.625 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.06 pounds

Return details

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4.5 out of 5 stars with 1961 reviews
85% would recommend
557 recommendations
value: 4.27 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.36 out of 5
quality: 4.4 out of 5

Great product

5 out of 5 stars
sophiae60 - 15 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I highly highly recommend this product! I use it whenever I see a breakout coming in, and the next morning my skin is all clear. It seems like this product can just dry up whatever is happening beneath the skin, and you wouldn’t be able to tell you had a breakout.
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Did nothing for aging skin

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
T - 18 days ago
Used this every other day on my neck in hopes of plumping and smoothing the beginnings of crepey skin. Giving two stars because it didn't cause a reaction and didn't make things worse, but after using up the tube, I see absolutely no difference. Feels like I was putting petroleum jelly on. Wouldn't recommend for anti aging.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Will get rid of your acne.

5 out of 5 stars
shaeugc - 19 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
CLEARED UP MY ACNE IN UNDER A WEEK. Super affordable and works so well. The texture of the gel is so hydrating and feels cold on my face and pimples. Never had an acne gel work so well.
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Differin treatment

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rorciv - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
My go to acne treatment, I apply this every night to any signs of acne or scarring
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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No

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Chris_5_ - 28 days ago
Worst cystic acne of my life that took forever to go away. I’m still trying to clear up a few spots. I’ve used tretinoin for years and never had anything like this happen. Was trying to save a little money, but I’d rather save my skin and pay more for quality, maybe this works for some but it’s been a nightmare for me.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
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Words from an acne prone person.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
her08 - 28 days ago
I’ve been using this for almost a month now and let’s just say it’s improving much! My photos probably won’t show well but the first photo was the 1-2nd week of using and I was purging a lot. A month in, still purging but less than before. I still have months to go but my skin feels smoother and there’s no more cysts acne bump I had before. It does take time so be gentle. I’m not using anything else other than moisturizer until I’ve past the safe stage since I’m still peeling, a little dry and purging.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Cleared up my acne in days!

5 out of 5 stars
mackenziek106 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product has helped me so much with my acne. It’s definitely worth the money! The packaging was great and even travel size. The texture was very smooth and felt great on my face. This is now my go to product for acne treatment!
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Really works!!

5 out of 5 stars
erikao85 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I wish someone could have told me about this product years ago when I was in high school. This product actually works! Not like the other over the counter stuff out there. It cleared up my face in 2-3 weeks. Now I just use it as needed. It does dry out the face some but nothing a moisturizer can’t fix.
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Works wonders!

5 out of 5 stars
amandav123 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Differin has been wonderful for my skin. It has helped clear my breakouts! I use it every night and apply moisturizer after. It’s a small tube but a little goes a long way and it’s not too expensive.
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Must have for acne

5 out of 5 stars
biancas285 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I used to use this while I had a bad breakout a few years back and it totally changed the game. You’re definitely getting your value for your money. It takes a little bit for it to actually clear up your skin, but that’s all apart of the process. I totally recommend.
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Cleared up my acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Danimal - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Really helped with my acne in combination with prescription of clyndamycin phosphate. 10/10 recommend! A little goes a long way!
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Definitely works, but is quite pricey

4 out of 5 stars
lexia79 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I use a pea size amount nightly, and it has done wonders for my acne. I have been using for over 5 years. The price can add up over time so I find myself reaching for the off brand adapalene gel rather than this name brand, but that does not take away from its effectiveness.
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Best over the counter acne treatment!

5 out of 5 stars
- 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
My favorite over the counter acne treatment! I prefer this over everything I’ve been prescribed by my dermatologist, it’s just that much more effective! Great results for the price!
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
lynnl71 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This has been the most effective product for clearing my skin. I have purchased it multiple times and will continue using it. My only complaint is that my skin seems to get used to the gel and it becomes less effective. I tend to rotate using Differin every other month.
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Make sure to apply moisturizer before differin

5 out of 5 stars
sacredfloralchild - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
The product is very drying if you don’t know what you are doing. Make sure to moisturize your face very well and avoid applying differin gel around your mouth and eye area.
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Dries out acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
allonndraar - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
It has helped with my acne so much. Dries out pimples overnight I love it!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Start slow; it’s potent

4 out of 5 stars
breannak50 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I had a rough start with this Differin gel, but I didn’t start slow. It drastically improved my skin/breakouts. Thin, scentless gel works great
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Good retinoid for acne and anti-aging

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Molly - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have gone through a few of these tubes and love it! I am in my 30s and still dealing with occasional acne breakouts but also starting to see fine lines. This seems to help with both. I use it 3-4 times per week in the evening and follow with a moisturizer. I have spent a lot of money and time trying different skincare products and this has probably made the biggest impact. I haven’t noticed any major irritation from it either. I’m a huge fan!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Gave me burns

1 out of 5 stars
Kayd - 2 months ago
originally posted on differin.com
I saw great reviews on this stuff, so I decided to try it and I’ve got to say that it was absolutely awful. I followed the directions on the bottle and it left me with some kind of burn. It hurt me so much that it took a lot to get the burning to stop. I had put honey all of my face to help calm and heal my burns and that was basically the only thing that helped me. Im glad this helps other people but I just would not recommend it.
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Gave me burns

1 out of 5 stars
Kayd - 2 months ago
originally posted on differin.com
I saw great reviews on this stuff, so I decided to try it and I’ve got to say that it was absolutely awful. I followed the directions on the bottle and it left me with some kind of burn. It hurt me so much that it took a lot to get the burning to stop. I had put honey all of my face to help calm and heal my burns and that was basically the only thing that helped me. Im glad this helps other people but I just would not recommend it.
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