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$23.99 sale price when purchased online
$29.99 list price

About this item

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
  • 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: 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, Mature, Normal, Acne-Prone, Oily, Sensitive
Net weight: 45 Grams
Features: Dermatologist Tested, Skin Toning Agent, Dermatologist Recommended, Nongreasy
TCIN: 51346360
UPC: 302994920457
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0287
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 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 68-77 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?

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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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4.5 out of 5 stars with 2002 reviews
85% would recommend
559 recommendations
quality: 4.4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.37 out of 5
value: 4.28 out of 5

Doesn’t work no matter how diligent you are

1 out of 5 stars
- 16 days ago
originally posted on differin.com
I had only a mild case of acne. I didn’t miss a dose for the entire 84 days. I followed all the instructions. My acne has not improved at all.
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Skin Saver!

5 out of 5 stars
- 16 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Great for all kinds of acne! I’ve gone to the dermatologist for so long and this is the spot treatment they recommended and it works great! It soothes my skin and minimizes my blemishes and works great if you want to put makeup over it!
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Might be useful for fine lines

4 out of 5 stars
melpf837 - 18 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This differin gel is technically used for acne purposes but I’ve found that it also helps my fine lines on my forehead. It’s the only place I apply it currently. I use the sandwich method because it’s quite drying (cream like cerave in a tub on freshly washed skin, let it dry down, apply the differin gel, and then reapply cerave). It’s imperative you use sunscreen with this product as well.
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Finally an acne treatment that works

5 out of 5 stars
Lisa9 - 21 days ago
originally posted on differin.com
Good type of medicine good for clearing up your spots, blemishes and acne,too
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Works great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Michelle L - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
This is great for acne and newer stretch marks. Love this stuff
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Definitely Recommend

5 out of 5 stars
rachaele4 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I do definitely find that this works. I first used it and waited about an hour before adding moisturizer and found it reallyyy dried out my skin, making it super flakey in the morning. Now I wait 10-30 minutes and find it’s much less drying.
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Smoothing and skin clearing.

5 out of 5 stars
madelinerose0415 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have used this in my skin cycling routine for the last 6 or so months and have loved it ! I personally didn't have any purging or irritation when I started to use it. It also doesn't seem to dry my skin out at all. It lasts a very long time too. I hope to use it more frequently as time goes. I visually can see and feel a major difference in my skin when I use this product ! It helps my breakouts, texture and overall tone of my skin ! It's become a staple for me! Make sure to always use a sunscreen, especially the day after !
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It works

4 out of 5 stars
itzamarie - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Works well on skin beware of purging if your starting off but it will clear the skin as it says just start off slow and test it on your skin to make sure it fits your skin
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Easier to tolerate than Retin-A

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Victoria926 - 2 months ago
If you have always hated prescription Retin-A, like I do, then this is the answer, because it is a lot easier to tolerate. Retin-A requires a very, very long acclimation period, during which time it makes you ugly due to the forced breakouts that erupt everywhere. In my case, I have tried to acclimate for months and even years on multiple occasions, and it just makes my skin worse, not better. Differin is a lot more gentle, and does not make you erupt everywhere, which is a blessing.
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Pimples

2 out of 5 stars
efimiral - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It is not effective! I was breaking out so much because of this product. It also hurts a lot because of the pimples that was getting out due to this product
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AMAZING

5 out of 5 stars
bailey25 - 2 months ago
originally posted on differin.com
I love it I started using it and it took about 2 weeks before I could see I difference but now I have been using it for almost 4 months and its amazing there are a few pimples here and there but they are very small and easy to manage and they no longer take a week to get rid of. all of my scars go away as well.
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
sophiae60 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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_ - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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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