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Differin

Differin

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Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment

Acne & Blemish Treatments

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Fragrance-free

Non-comedogenic

Oil-free

Fungal Acne-Safe

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happygalselfcare

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| 27 February, 2021

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Almost cleared my hormonal acne! Also changed mt complexion to be more glowy and smooth. This is a long detailed review so I’ll just get to it. I had hormonal whiteheads all around my jawline as a result of being off my birth control temporarily. Even after getting back on, I was still getting acne all over my jawline. I have tried every combination of products and I honestly was ready to see a derm but couldn’t really afford it. I learned that some dermatologists can reccomend differin as an OTC treatment for acne and I didn’t know if it would work for me HOWEVER I wanted to try it anyways because I would have hated to show up to the derm and be sent away with instructions for OTC differin that I could have gotten without the appointment. I purged for about 10 weeks, and had light irritation that subsided with the purging. I used no other actives until 12 weeks was up and irritation was gone. The blackheads on my nose disappeared and my skin was brighter which was just an added bonus because all I wanted was to stop breaking out! In the last 4 months of use I have seen great improvement. I still get occasional pimples and I am starting to add other actives into my routine but it is nothing like it was before.... Read more
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You have to go through the “purge”. Now if you research you will find that it should not make your skin worse than it has ever been, and you should not get lots of acne in new places. Thanks to the pandemic I wore my mask the whole purge while out in public so nobody really even knew it was happening lol.... Read more
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Dyarra

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| 11 December, 2020

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Review update : ✨Experience: It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions yet I’m glad I got in this rollercoaster. I started getting very bad acne because of the mask. Hence I tried and tested a lot of products which led me to destroying my skin more. I searched high and lows and came across this because of Dr. Dray. So I gave it a try. I did a lot of research on it before I decided to try it. So long story short, I experienced the typical retinoid effects such as purging, flaking and dehydration anf these lasted for about 1.5 months. Now i’m on my fourth month and I use it 6x a week and I love it. Although, I still get breakouts here and there but it is really worth it. ✨Texture and call outs: its a clear gel that glides on the skin nicely. Fragrance and essential oil free. Clears acne with the power of Rx. Prevents breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes and clogged pores. Restores skin tone and texture by clearing acne Prescription no longer required. ✨Description from their website: Differin Gel contains adapalene, a type of retinoid. Topical retinoids, like Differin Gel, play a crucial role in the treatment of acne. Retinoids have vitamin A activity which helps regulate cell turnover to make sure your skin goes through the right process, creating a healthier environment for skin. Regulating cell turnover helps to keep the pores from clogging and target acne before it even starts. Don’t think of Differin Gel as a spot treatment only to be used when acne rears its ugly head. In fact, if used daily, Differin Gel stops new acne from forming, resulting in improved skin tone and texture.... Read more
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It can be expensive outside the United States.... Read more
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beautybonnebeth

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| 18 March, 2021

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I've been using for 3 months. I am seeing less breakouts and fine lines look better. Definitely recommend as the strongest form of retinoid without a prescription in the US... Read more
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Can cause flaking and dryness in the beginning. I suggest to buffer with a moisturizer under and over for a few weeks. Can move to just over after that... Read more
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Chels

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| 17 October, 2020

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Please read! This product has been the most life saving and finally got rid of my acne/cystic acne that ive had for over a decade. However it is heavy duty and the following tips will help your experience. 1. Accept there will be purging. When you start this treatment your cell turnover increases and acne will pop up. I had a bunch of red bumps pop up on my chin and cheeks. This lasted about 1 month and then my skin started to clear. 2. Always always always use a moisturizer. Ive been using this for 3 years and I still apply my moisturizer first. It reduces irritation but its best to wait 30 min. after applying moisturizer. 3. This takes time but nothing has ever been so worth it.... Read more
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Use with caution. Start slow 1-2 nights a week, then 3-4. I now use every night.... Read more
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thecurlymess

Oily/Sensitive

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| 8 December, 2020

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Lets start with the size of the bottle.Its tiny compared to the box it comes in.But considering that u should only use a pea sized amount and not more, the size is ok and will last u for more than a month.This is my first experience with retionols/retinoids.I suffer from mild acne and wanted to use something stronger than ur average salicylic acid.I first started using this daily but noticed it was too strong for my face so I started applying it after my moisturizer daily. Still too strong so I started applying it at night on a clean face every 4-5 days and then applying my moisturizer. It does cause some peeling and flaking so be generous with ur moisturizer.It definitely works but it needs patience. Experts say you will see strong results after 3 months of using it. I am seeing slow but consistent results. AVOID using any other actives (AHA, BHA, vitamin c) while using differin as that will only irritate your skin. I would recommend this but be PATIENT.... Read more
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Using this product needs patience and caution. So I wouldnt say its for everyone !... Read more
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theartofskincarett

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| 17 March, 2022

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This is a white, opaque 0.1% gel that comes in a squeeze-tube packaging I use a pea-sized amount to my face and neck, in my PM routine, on dry skin, after cleanser, before moisturizer, 3x a week. When I started using Adapalene, I needed to apply with the sandwich method but my skin can tolerate this Retinoid now It has significantly reduced my non-inflammatory acne and keeps my inflammatory, hormonal acne under control. The increased cell turnover has also helped fade my PIH rapidly with consistent use... Read more
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The cost factor is what is a miss for me. The La Roche Posay Adapalene is a lot more product for a lot less money and it’s honestly the same…similar ingredient list and texture so my guess is that were paying for the brand... Read more
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butterykirby

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| 26 March, 2021

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This is gradually fading away a lot of my acne. I have less breakouts and they last for a shorter amount of time.... Read more
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Some people might experience skin peeling and irritation, but I haven’t experince that yet.... Read more
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Sydney

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| 28 September, 2020

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Well im slowly seeing it work... Read more
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It takes some time for it to work. Like I had to use one whole tube before it started working so its really pricey.... Read more
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basmah2021

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| 26 April, 2021

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I love it, it blure my porse within 2 weeks yesss and clear blackhead on my nose and after 1 month of use my skin exfoliate love it but dont forget to use moturizer at night and spf in the morning... Read more
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It irritate my skin especially around my mouth and between my chain and neck itchy... Read more
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jujumuju

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| 25 March, 2021

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Saved my skin, i’ll never stop using it!... Read more
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It can be a little irritating if not used correctly... Read more

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