First new, FDA-approved active ingredient to the OTC acne category in over 30 years
In clinical studies, Differin Gel provided nearly a 60% average reduction in acne lesions after 12 weeks which will continue to improve with further use
Clears redness and inflammation caused by acne
Prevents pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and clogged pores
Restores skin tone and texture by clearing acne
Oil free, fragrance free
Health Facts: Contains retinoids
Product Form: Gel
Awards: 2017 Best of Beauty Awards, Allure
Beauty Purpose: Spot treatment
Recommended Skin Type: Normal, acne-prone
Features: Dermatologist tested
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0287
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Differin Gel is the FIRST and ONLY FDA-approved full prescription strength retinoid acne treatment now available without a prescription. Until now, 99% of all OTC acne medications in the US used only two different types of active ingredients. Differin Gel contains adapalene, a multi-benefit dermatologist recommended retinoid that clears and prevents acne which helps restore your skin's natural tone and texture. It is the newest active ingredient in OTC acne in over 30 years. Now you can clear your acne with the power of Rx.Directions:A 45 g tube of Differin can be used once a day, every day, up to a 90 day supply. A 15g tube of Differin can be used once a day, every day, up to a 30 day supply. 1. CLEANSE: Wash your face with a gentle, non-drying cleanser like Differin Balancing Cleanser.2. TREAT: Differin Gel is not used in the same way as a spot treatment. In order to get the best results,spread a thin layer over your face, once a day, every day. 3. MOISTURIZE: To help maintain healthy skin, use a moisturizer like Differin Balancing Moisturizer after each application. Use of a moisturizer may help decrease dryness and other signs of irritation..Ingredients:Active ingredient: Adapalene 0.1% (retinoid)Inactive ingredient: carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water and sodium hydroxide. May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.
No Added Fragrance
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Dermatologist test product.
Recommended for Normal Skin.
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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2 months in and this has made a huge difference in how often I break out and for how long. I have acne due to medications so far this has been the best option. I incorporate with a Clearasil deep wash prior to applying in the morning then I follow up with Oil free acne moisturizer from Neutrogena
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.
I was on this for years in my late teens and early 20s and it was awesome. Eventually I stopped using it and my acne never returned until recently. Now I'm 41 and dealing with hormonal acne that I could not clear up with anything! I just started this 2 weeks ago, I started slow, every other day, my skin wasn't too irritated so I continued with every day. I took others advice and waited 30 min after washing. I had a couple days of really flaky skin but powered through it and so glad I did. My skin is so much better already and if I do get a pimple it heals so fast. My skin tone is evening out and is so smooth. This is a miracle product! Will keep using it, I'm excited to see further improvement considering I'm only on week 2.
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 never write reviews for products but I just had to for this! I’ve always struggled with minor acne on my chin and jawline which had led to acne scarring and discoloration. This past summer was the worst it’s ever been and I struggled with horrible hormonal acne. I was going to go see a dermatologist but I thought I would give this a try first. I read so many horror stories and was so scared of the “purging” everyone talks about. I didn’t experience ANY purging—my skin pretty much immediately started to get better! I was shocked! I apply it at night after I’ve applied moisturizer. I’ve been using it for 2-3 months and my acne scarring/discoloration is almost completely faded! I don’t get any breakouts anymore, and if a pimple does show up it lasts one, maybe two days. This has completely saved my skin!!
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.
I have struggled with acne my whole life. Finally at 28 years old I have found something that works. I have oily skin. Always have. Especially in my t zone. I had to wear make up to try and help control the oil. But yet at the end of the day it will look like I dipped my face in cooking oil. I honestly did not think this would work so I bought the smaller tube. After ONE DAY blemishes we’re gone! After a couple days I looked like I had a major sunburn. Did some research, continued use, and the sunburn look went away and so did all of my breakouts. I still get new ones every now and then but it’s more like one pimple or maybe two. Usually around that time of the month. I wash my face two to three times a day with cetaphil face wash, use this everyday as directed, sometimes I apply a little more when I’m feeling rebellious and impatient. I use the Differin face lotion as well as another moisturizer because I feel theirs is more of a sun screen. Still fighting with some dryness but playing around with moisturizers until I find the right one. But I have been using this for about two to three months and I must say it is worth every penny. I am now just buying another 15g tube. One tube last a long time. I use it every other day now and my skin has never been so clear. I don’t know why I waited so long. If you are skeptical, do your research, try it, and be patient. I am so glad I did.