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Differin Adapalene (0.1%) Gel


Active Ingredients:
Adapalene (0.1%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water and sodium hydroxide.

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8 weeks in
Reviewed on August 10, 2014

I'm 20. My doc prescribed me Differin and Doxycycline Antibiotics for my mild acne. Well.

It's been 8 weeks and my acne has moved from mild to moderate and I have more pimples than when I started the Differin. The doc said to take it for 3 months but I doubt that it will start producing any results in the 4 weeks I have left. This has left me extremely frustrated. I really thought this would work because for the last 4 years I have been using over-the-counter products like Benzoyl Peroxide and this was the first time a doctor looked at my acne.

I feel like these last 2 months on DIfferin were a waste of time, money and effort.

by Pip98 on 08/16/2014 10:24
exactly how i'm feeling right now - my pimples have not changed - pretty much gotten worse in the 8 weeks i have been using it. My doc said 6 months for full results and i have read some people did not start to see results until 3month mark or even after that. I am upset and frustrated aswell the same as you i had a lot of positive feelings about it but i guess i will just have to wait it out.
by 30roq on 08/17/2014 02:55
Make sure to moisturize with really high quality moisturiZer!! Also if you wear makeup get the good stuff. Personally I love Estée Lauder as it is great on my adult skin. Check out daywear, has made a world of difference (FYI I have had terrible acne forever and it is the first thing to actually work and I have tried everything from proactive to antibiotics)
by 30roq on 08/17/2014 02:55
Make sure to moisturize with really high quality moisturiZer!! Also if you wear makeup get the good stuff. Personally I love Estée Lauder as it is great on my adult skin. Check out daywear, has made a world of difference (FYI I have had terrible acne forever and it is the first thing to actually work and I have tried everything from proactive to antibiotics)
2 weeks in
Reviewed on August 2, 2014

im 22 years old. I've now been using this product for 2 weeks using it once every other day before bedtime. I first wash my face with a foaming cleanser cerave, then benzoyl peroxide, then Adapalene 0.1% gel (differin). Every day from starting this product I noticed more and more white bumps coming to the surface of my skin. Kind of happy because I figured its working, but now on my second week there's a lot of white bumps on my cheeks and want them to go away already because my birthday is in 3 days and don't want to be seen with so many white heads on my face. How long after they start coming to the surface do they actually go away? I prefer whiter bumps over red pimples but neither is better. I will stick to it of course although my skin doesn't appear to be smoother as other reviews I've read. also I don't use a moisturizer in my routine only after washing my face in the morning before stepping out as it also contains sunscreen spf30. Am I also supposed to be moisturizing after using this product as well? Well hope this is working for the rest of you, good luck everyone!

How do I get rid of my scars?
Reviewed on July 31, 2014

It's hard to be a high school student enough, but when you have acne, it makes it even worse. I've struggled with acne for almost 2 years and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror because of it. I get so sad and upset with myself like it's my fault. I was prescribed Differin two weeks ago, and I've had a few pimples come up, but i don't see any small changes in my scars. Does this medication work for scarring?

don't give up!!!!
Reviewed on July 31, 2014

Okay so I am 22 and have been suffering from acne since about the age of 16 and it's just the worst thing ever. Personally, I think the important thing about healing your skin is to stick with a routine. If you go to a dermatologist LISTEN TO THEM and don't give up if it doesn't work right away.

So I would say I have moderate/mild acne. I went on birth control so I no longer have the ugly cysts, but I kept having just whiteheads and blackheads and I just never understood why. I went to the dermatologist after just being so ashamed to look at myself with or without makeup because let's face even if you're wearing makeup you will always see those imperfections :'( but she put me on antibiotics and differin. I was on a different type of antibiotics last year and I still got little whiteheads and blackheads all up on my face so I REALLY think it was the different that has cleared my face. I'm not saying I have 0 blemishes but my face feels like a legit babies bottom and my pores are smaller and I have gotten like TINY little zits and mostly around my period. I have only been on it for a month so I will update if anything changes but I seriously recommend this to anyone who is suffering comedonal acne! Use a really gentle cleanser- then lotion and differin and your face will feel soft and look so much better :D Also remove makeup before bed like duh that clogs your pores. I have never wrote a review before I just was really impressed with my results and really want people to not give up hope- be persistent with dermatologists! I have been suffering for about 6 years and the biggest mistake I think I made was giving up on products to easy and not listening to my dermatologist. And check every product with dermatologists- things like shampoos, face lotions, foundations, and sunscreen can seriously clog the pores- even if they say "non comodogenic"

>10 weeks, some improvements, but I want more :)
Reviewed on July 26, 2014

Sorry for my bad English. I'm 21 year-old-male. I've have acne since 16-17 but it was very mild. Unfortunately, earlier this year when I entered the age of 21, it became mild/moderate. I started using Differin in 10 or 11th May. Now after 11 weeks, my skin has some improvements. I can see my acne does not "deep" that it used to be. But my face still has some whiteheads and a fews pimples, although it is not painful to touch, small, but I watn it disaspear quickly. So i decide to use Differtin with clindamycin 100mg. :) Hope my beautiful face come back again soon :)

Reviewed on July 26, 2014

When i first started using this product it seemed to work miracles, but then after 3 months it stopped. My acne became much worse and the differein burned my skin AND LEFT IT SO RED. After putting up with this for a week i couldn't take it any more and i stopped using it completely. My skin sill burns whenever i put any products and i look like a lobster whenever i put on anything, even just moisturizer :(

I can't believe I waited so long to see a Dermatologist!
Reviewed on July 25, 2014

I was recently (about a month and a half ago) put on Differin by my derm. I had very mild acne but at 28 years old I had had enough - I wanted beautiful, clear skin!

I sampled it on my cheek for 2 weeks to check for dryness / irritation then went forward with a nightly application all over my face. It dried my skin out so much, that touching it would make me cry out in pain! It was peely, flaky, painful - even the skin by my eyes and eyelids started to flake, and i didn't even put it on my eyes!

I went to Pure + Simple here in Toronto to get some natural moisturizing products - since using I no longer have dry, peel, painful skin!

At night I wash my face with:

Neutorgena Body Clear body wash - seems to work for me

Apply the Differin Cream

Rub on Pure + Simple Hydrating Serum

Finish with Pure + Simple Skin Drink Moisturizer

In the morning I splash my face with water, then:

I spritz my face with Pure + Simple Rose Hydrosol

Rub on Pure + Simple Hydrating Serum

Finish with Pure + Simple Skin Drink Moisturizer

After following this routine for a couple of weeks I no longer need to apply the serum or moisturizer after the Differin at night - my skin doesn't feel dry anymore. If it feels parched ill go back to the moisturizers at night - but for now this seems to work for me.

I can't say enough great things about Differin - it has only been about 6-8 weeks but my little face scars are gone, my skin feels so smooth - my nose feels soooo smooth! I can't believe the 180 my skin has done. I have yet to have an IB / purge and I'm hoping I don't get one. Good luck and stick with it!

by ctiffin on 07/28/2014 14:18
For the past couple of days my eyelids have been really dry and sore - I don't put the Differin on or near my eyes. Has anyone else experienced this?
So glad I stuck with it.
Reviewed on July 20, 2014

PATIENCE is key for when using differin. I was prescribed differin (0.1%) alongside benzoyl peroxide (2.5%). The first TWO months there was NO change at all, just the usual "purging" and breakout at the beginning. It wasn't until this past week when my skin DRASTICALLY changed. I no longer have closed comedones (which i have had for years!!!) I can't believe it, my skin has never been this clear and ... smooth! I used to be able to "feel" my blackheads and pores on my nose and forehead - not anymore. I don't even have blackheads anymore. What sort of sorcery is this?!?!? Its weird, I don't even recognize my own skin, haven't worn foundation in 2 weeks! Please don't give up, at least give differin a 3 month trial. It doesn't work as fast as benzoyl, but the final effect is huge!

I also want to note that I didn't experience a drying /irritation effect that many seem to have. I actually found benzoyl to be more drying, but I guess everyone is different. I use a cream based one, not clear gel. My doctor told me to use it at night on my forhead, nose and chin. I also had an extraction on the 2nd month mark just to get rid of the pesky deep closed comedones.

by Pip98 on 07/26/2014 01:57
I'm so glad this worked for you!!! I am on my 5th week of differin i cant really see a change its sorta worse actually but i never had a MAJOR initial breakout... is that what happened to you? So I should probably wait until 3 months and then it should start getting better? I thought it was getting better but it just got worse again so I guess its still purging or whatever... any advice? :)
I really wanted this to work :(
Reviewed on July 16, 2014

I was so happy when I was prescribed this!

I followed all the rules pea sized amount far away from nose and eyes. Even put vasilene on eyes before the application. But I experienced severe eczema and itchy eyes. It was horrible. I felt soooo gutted as so many people said it would work. Oh well just not worth the dry itchy eyes to me. I held out for 31 days. Also I became extremely oily and broke out on my forehead which is actually acne free. I know people say it only lasts a while but I thought it was worth mentioning. Hope this works for you. I had better luck with duac aka Clyndoxil.

Reviewed on July 9, 2014

I'm 15 and have had moderate acne for about 2 years. I eat extremely healthy, work out and have had a continual face routine for about a year using asap and organic spa.

Nothing really helped so i went to the doctor. She prescribed me Eryacne and Differin. This was about 3 weeks ago now and i have read a lot of reviews on here saying how people were already seeing results in 1 week etc...

I havent had an IB but i have had flaky skin for about the first week but thats died down now.

Only reason why i'm worried is that i hope i start to see a change (good or bad!!) so i know that is working in some way...

Has anybody else had this happen? I just want to know how long it takes to see any change? Some people say a week and some say a month? Is that right? My face hasnt really changed at all!

So if anyone could let me know if this happened to them if they didnt see much change for 1 month or so and then it did help or not?

But i'm staying postive:)

by hodge19 on 07/13/2014 22:10
hey , im in thr same boat as you here haha ive had acne from the age if 13-18 and five months ago I was put on roaccutane or known as accutane and waw it does help although im getting minor breakouts which im stressing about and im using diffirin gel o.1% and yeah I dont know if its working or not either hahah
by Natasha van de Zand on 07/14/2014 00:32
In my case it was worse for the first couple of weeks...if you don t see any change it s worth the try to keep using it..i ve seen improvement after 2 months and a half,3 months...i m on my 6 month now of using and it s getting better and better...old scarrs are fading,fewer and smaller breakouts...just needs time to work.
by Pip98 on 07/15/2014 11:25
Thanks for that, yeah 3 weeks in now i havent had any new pimples except for 2 underskin ones and one whitehead next to my mouth. I was so stupid and i picked one of the underskin pimples (i never learn) and it has a massive brown scab now. Ugh this has happened to me before the first time i ever had one under skin one and i tried to squeeze it and it made a brown scab and i did it again! It didnt go away for months! I have now given the differin and eryacne another problem to work on! Smart me! Anyway i can sorta feel my skin getting smoother and my forehead is pimple free besides little whiteheads and the scars and red marks and black heads but i am hoping they will all fade over the next couple of months... The doctor did say 6 months (which would be close to christmas which is my aim: no pimples xmas day) so i am feeling positive and excited to wait the 6 months out and see how we go :) I will keep you all updated aswelll as for my personal recordings haha thanks guys :)
by Pip98 on 07/15/2014 11:31
Also just checking the title says differing gel but mines a cream like not transparent or anything .... Is it the same thing or what? Haha
by Pip98 on 07/15/2014 11:31
Also just checking the title says differing gel but mines a cream like not transparent or anything .... Is it the same thing or what? Haha
by Pip98 on 07/15/2014 11:31
Also just checking the title says differing gel but mines a cream like not transparent or anything .... Is it the same thing or what? Haha