Clear and prevent acne with an Rx-strength retinoid
Fights the main causes of acne by regulating skin cell turnover & reducing inflammation deep in the skin to clear and prevent pimples, blackheads and clogged pores
Differin Gel can reduce up to 87% of acne in just 12 weeks (Cunliffe et al 1998, Galderma Laboratories)
Effectively treats acne to restore your skin's natural tone & texture
The retinoid in Differin heals current acne and stops new acne from forming
Health Facts: Contains retinoids, no fragrance added, phthalate-free, dye-free, aluminum-free
Product Form: Gel
Awards: 2017 Best of Beauty Awards, Allure
Beauty Purpose: Spot treatment
Recommended Skin Type: Acne-prone, combination
Features: Dermatologist tested
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0197
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Unlike other acne treatments you can buy in stores, Differin contains the first OTC Rx-strength acne-fighting retinoid. Retinoids play a crucial role in the treatment of acne by regulating skin cell turnover & reducing inflammation deep in the skin to clear & prevent pimples. What makes the retinoid in Differin (Adapalene) so cool is that, unlike other topical prescription retinoids, Differin is gentler on your skin, while still effective — and you don’t have to do things like completely avoid sunlight forever!
Then apply a thin layer of Differin Gel once every day all over your face — even when you’re not breaking out. Differin Gel might take a few weeks to start to work, and during this time, you could experience some dryness and irritation while your skin gets ready for gorgeous. The retinoid in Differin Gel may take a few weeks to work, and it may seem like it’s getting a little worse before it gets better. But, like your old track coach used to say, “You just gotta push through it!”
When used every single day, Differin Gel can reduce up to 87% of acne in just 12 weeks. That’s about the time it would take to leisurely binge-watch your favorite old TV series.
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No Added Fragrance
A product that either makes an on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain synthetic fragrance, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no fragrance".
Dermatologist test product.
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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I started using this product when I randomly started breaking out at 23 years old. I haven’t had bad acne since high school so I used this for a few weeks and noticed a significant difference. I went to the dermatologist and she recommended sticking with it! Results take a few weeks or even months to really show, it’s not going to happen over night. It really helps with redness, too!
I tried numerous acne products for my 12 year old grandson. An aesthetician recommended Differin Gel and the results after just 2 weeks are unbelievable! We are using the cleanser, gel, and moisturizer. Great product for the money! I should have done before and after picture.
my acne was never terrible, i just had a ton of blackheads and the occasional breakout, until about last year. my whole face broke out and it was like that just up until december 2019. i went to my dermatologist and he recommended this product. best thing that ever happened to me. all my blackheads rose to the surface of my skin, therefore making their removal as easy as pie. i also used to touch my face a lot, causing dark spots that made it seem as though i had side burns, and they are clearing up as well! now, my acne is so well under control, but i still use this every night just in case. anyway, this product is amazing. highly recommend, 100%.
I used this product for about six months. In those six months, my acne completely cleared for about three weeks. Then it went back to EXACTLY the same way it had been before (except, as time went by, my acne got worse). I stopped using it briefly (about a month) and then came back to it but I was disappointed that it hadn't worked any more this time than the last. I know that I have stuck with it for long enough and that using it for any longer won't give me any better results. I was very hopeful and optimistic when I started using it because the active ingredient was very different than anything I had ever heard of. But boy was it a let down when my acne did not get better but continued to get worse. I am frustrated and confused as to why this product has "worked" for so many people but not me. Thanks Differin.
I've had acne since I was 10. I'm now 40. I started using differin gel about a year ago. It took a good 6 months of using it every day, but my skin is at all times 95% to 100% clear. This has been the best product that I have ever used. I also feel like it is very affordable. One of the little tubes will last me 2 or 3 months.
Less $ than Retin A and less of a dose so can use daily. I’ve used this every day for a week and a half now and DO see a difference already. I am going to take a break for a week now as I was a little flaky and sensitive in areas but that’s the point, right? Get rid of the dead stuff to reveal the fresh and new skin! Will def buy this again.