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Differin Acne Retinoid Treatment Gel Adapalene 0.1%

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About this item

Highlights

  • TARGETS FACE AND BODY 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 skin acne retinoid treatment you can get without a prescription for consistently clearer skin.
  • DERMATOLOGIST-RECOMMENDED: Doctors have prescribed adapalene gel to over 40 million people globally for more than 20 years.
  • RESTORES TONE AND SKIN 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 skin care routine. 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.
  • GREAT SIZED TRAVEL 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 Face and Body 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. 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 Warning: Keep out of reach of children
Product Form: Gel
Disposability: Do not flush
Package Quantity: 1
Beauty Purpose: Spot Treatment, Combination, Skin Tone Improvement, Skin Texture Improvement, Damage Repair, Acne-Prone
Recommended Skin Type: Combination, Dry, Normal, Mature, Acne-Prone, Sensitive, Oily
Net weight: 15 Grams
Features: Dermatologist Tested, Skin Toning Agent, Dermatologist Recommended, Nongreasy
TCIN: 51346324
UPC: 302994920303
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0197
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Active ingredients

adapalene 0.1% (retinoid)* *read consumer information leaflet 0.1%

Purpose

Acne treatment

Uses

Use For the treatment of acne

Directions

Directions 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

Other information store at room temperature 68°-77°F protect from freezing

Inactive ingredients

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

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 2077 reviews
85% would recommend
574 recommendations
value: 4.27 out of 5
quality: 4.4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.36 out of 5

Saved my skin!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kim - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
I never leave reviews but had to with this stuff. This product legitimately saved my skin! I randomly broke out in horrible hormonal acne a few months ago and tried everything to make it go away, but it just kept getting worse and spreading. I was looking for a different product to try and came across this stuff. I would use it with pimple patches too, and my acne had gone away completely in a few weeks. My skin is completely clear now, and I still use this stuff every night to manage any blemishes and it keeps it all away! This stuff is literally the holy grail for my acne
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Good remedy but expensive

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mn - 6 days ago, Verified purchaser
I love this but it’s very harsh. I put it directly on acne bumps and it helps take them away! It is very drying and if you feel that your gel isn’t as effective trying only doing it 1x a day or skip a day and it should be more effective again. I recommend cerave face lotion (standard) to accompany it. Also get the bigger size because you get more than double the amount for 2x the price
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Best for my cystic acne

5 out of 5 stars
- 13 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
The differin gel is very helpful whenever I’m having a cystic acne. It dries my acne overnight and instantly smaller. This worked wonders for me!
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not for my sensitive skin

3 out of 5 stars
Oh hey mae - 14 days ago, Verified purchaser
while i think this could definitely be great for some people, this was only making my acne worse. I had been having the worst breakouts so i tried this to see if it would help. And while i think there is a possibility my skin was getting better in small ways it stayed red and irritated, the same week i stopped using this and started to focus on healing my skin barrier my breakout and hyperpigmentation have gotten so much better. i have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and this was just too much for it, what i needed was care and balance. and while using this product i was doing it in the best way for sensitive skin, apply moisturizer, the gel, then more moisturizer, and even with that it was too much for my skin
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
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Secret Weapon

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Manda - 15 days ago, Verified purchaser
Fortunately, my skin takes well to this product. It's part of my routine whenever I have a major or minor flare up. I've used it strictly as a spot treatment and it helps purge the gunk or sometimes it helps calm it down. These photos were taken every other day for a week. You need to trust the process. Sometimes it will become worse until it gets better!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Differin Acne Gel

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Andi - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loves this gel it clears up her pimples
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Yes!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Moxie978 - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
Great product for acne! Years ago was a prescription I my product! Glad to see it over the counter!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Use carefully

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
j - 27 days ago, Verified purchaser
This product did clear up my acne, but when applying it burned super badly, and I decided to keep using it about 3 nights in a row, and on the fourth day I woke up with a bad chemical burn. I don’t think you will have the same results I did if you don’t mix this product with others and apply a small amount. I think it was my error lol
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Stick With It

5 out of 5 stars
tanikao2 - 27 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I started using this product in December after seeing a dermatologist post about it as a hard-working product. It is indeed that. I have struggled with my skin, and a derm recommended I go on Accutane which I refused, knowing the harmful side effects, but thought a topical Vit-A could be slightly better. My skin is normally dry, so this made is super dry in the first three weeks or so, then add on top a northern winter and blustery winds. I read up on it extensively and saw that peeling and discomfort are normal while your skin adjusts to the product. Within a month I could see reduced breakouts, less texture and reduced pore size. In the months after, breakouts became far and in between and it really reduced any redness and scarring. I used it every night from day 1, using the moisturizer-retinoid-moisturizer method and wore no makeup. Around the four month mark, I can now use it just with moisturizer first but nothing after and my skin isn’t irritated, except for some dry skin around my nose and then I use a tiny bit of aquafor. Now at six months, my skin is saying thank you! It’s so glowy I don’t need to use highlighter in my makeup routine, which admittedly is very light. You need to find a way to use this for at least six months to really get the benefit of the product. Oh, very important, your routine needs to be stripped down to use this. This should be the ONLY active in your routine. No salicylic acid face wash, no HA, no fragrance, nothing and sunscreen is non-negotiable as it makes your skin extremely sensitive and you can do some serious damage if you don’t use sunscreen while on this product. I only reintroduced my Vitamin C at around month 4/5. Please do only use a tiny amount, less than you think! You have to stick with it, but it does work.
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This is not the treatment for me

2 out of 5 stars
JcMac - 29 days ago
originally posted on differin.com
I was trying so many different acne treatments to find something that worked, and then I saw this and how highly it was rated. I had very high hopes for it, but almost nothing has changed. It doesn’t prevent breakouts for me at all. I’m devastated that this didn’t work for me. The reviews talk about how amazing it is but unfortunately I am not one of the people it was beneficial for.
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Gets worse before it gets better, but seriously this stuff is magic in a bottle

5 out of 5 stars
mahitas - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This stuff has been my holy grail for years now. I started using it when my acne was an at all time high from wearing masks. Seriously—I had never experienced anything like it before. Even my awkward middle school days weren’t that bad! Worse yet, I notified that I was started to develop some marks on my cheeks that would stay even after the actual pimple had gone away. I never popped my pimples or used any kind of abrasive products, but I was still getting permanent blemishes. Enter Differin. I started it over my time off and I am so glad I did. Your skin will purge. You will see your skin cough up pimples that you never even knew existed. You will stress that you just made a terrible mistake. My advice? STICK IT OUT!! Of course, I am not a dermatologist and this is just my experience (and my knowledge of things from researching this product). The purge phase is a normal part of the product’s process—your skin will get worse before it will get better. Like I said, I’m incredibly glad that I started using it when I had time off and didn’t have to see anyone. If you can, I’d highly recommend doing something similar! But after the storm subsides (and trust me, it will subside), your skin will be so much better. I am regularly asked what products I use on my skin and people are always surprised when I tell them only two things—Differin and lotion. Once in a blue moon, I’ll still get a stubborn pimple but it’s nothing that an overnight acne patch won’t fix. Other than that, it’s truly been smooth sailing.
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my hormonal acne is GONE

5 out of 5 stars
Lyssagirl27 - 1 month ago
originally posted on differin.com
This changed my life. I never review products but I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t. I’m about three months into using the gel and it has completely reversed the way my skin looks. I had a random consistent outburst of hormonal acne for about a year straight. I refused to take a medical route and go on birth control or pay for any other prescribed treatments. I constantly did research and tried everything you could think of until I decided to use this product based on results and recommendations I saw online. This was just about my last hope, I thought if this didn’t work I’d never get rid of the acne I was dealing with. Everyday I would wake up with new deep, painful, inflamed, bright red pimples. It kept me from leaving my house and I dreaded having to go to work. It made me extremely emotional and insecure. My confidence was non-existent to the point I refused to look in the mirror and would be brought to tears almost daily. Today, I get compliments on my skin and people can’t believe what it used to look like. My skin is soft, glowing, and looks so healthy now that I’ve been using this gel. If HAPPILY leave the house without makeup and the worry of how horrible my skin may look. I don’t know what I’d do without this. if you’re curious it’s worth trying. I followed the steps provided, waited three months, and I cry happy tears with how my skin looks now
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Wow!

5 out of 5 stars
samiss08 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I researched this product heavily before I bought it and tested it. I was blown away by how well it worked!!!! A few years ago I had random patches of acne on my face and it wasn't going away so I decided to give this a try. I used it for about 6 weeks so I could really give it some time to work and wow it worked!!! First it gets worse (more acne, sometimes painful) because it brings everything to your skin's surface to purge it, but then after all the cell turnover, my skin was unbelievably clear! I'm thankful for this product.
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Acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JH - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
It is great. The gel helped my son with his acne.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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made me feel confident again

4 out of 5 stars
ellat81 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
this really has been a game changer for me. i have struggled with acne for years and tried countless medications. this gel not only helps clean up the break outs but also helped with some of my texture. would the money
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Good for many, but not really skin.

2 out of 5 stars
traciec - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I had a very poor experience with the Differin gel. However, I don't necessarily think it was the product, I think it was my skin. I used this for about three months, and it made my skin worse. I worked my way up to using Differin every other day, because I know my skin needs to work up to it, so it won't get overwhelmed. At first, the Differin seemed to be effective and my skin cleared up. But then I started to get really bad & painful cystic acne that never really improved, despite the continued use of Differin. Once I stopped using Differin, and going back to my normal routine of washing my face and using lotion, my face cleared up. It hasn't had issues (besides some scarring) since. It's a good product for most people, but for me personally, it was too strong for my hypersensitive skin and didn't work for me. So be careful out there y'all. Especially if you have sensitive skin.
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10/10 don’t recommend for super sensitive skin

1 out of 5 stars
Chelle - 2 months ago
originally posted on differin.com
My dermatologist recommended that I use this product for my hyperpigmentation because I have very sensitive skin and other products would be more irritating with my skin. Her instructions were the same that’s on the box which is to use it at night with a gentle cleanser and sunscreen with 30 or 50 in the morning. Within three days using it with my doctor’s instructions, I got a severe chemical burn all over my face. I do not recommend this product for anybody with super sensitive skin.
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Empty box!

1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2 months ago
Got this via drive up and the box was literally empty. Unbelievable.
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Not bad but not worth the hype

3 out of 5 stars
sunnyh16 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It’s okay. Dries my skin out a bit too much and I haven’t noticed much improvement with minimizing acne. Overall, a little but goes a long way which is nice, but I don’t think it’s worth the price.
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Feel the Burn!!!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Britwit - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Horrible product for my skin. Incredibly painful - felt like a chemical burn on my face! I only used for 3 days and it made my skin flake terribly, burn like a mother and get blotchy and red. The burning came back every time I put on any kind of moisturizer on my face. Hard NO for my sensitive skin pals out there.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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