Active ingredient: Adapalene 0.1% (retinoid)* *read consumer information leaflet.
Inactive ingredients: carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water and sodium hydroxide.
May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.
Directions: Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
Do not use more than one time a day.
Children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor.
Warnings: For external use only.
Do not use
When using this product
If contact occurs, immediately flush the area with water. Wash hands after use.
Stop use and ask a 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 months of once daily use.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Differin Gel is an FDA-approved prescription strength retinoid acne treatment. It contains the only FDA approved retinoid that is available over the counter.
Differin Gel is used to treat acne. Differin Gel is designed to treat pimples, including both blackheads and whiteheads, and may also help to reduce redness and inflammation.
Differin contains 0.1 percent adapalene, a powerful retinoid that helps fight acne, including blackheads and whiteheads deep inside your pores, preventing pimples before they start and treating existing pimples on the surface at the same time. Adapalene is anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce redness and swelling. Adapalene also assists in regulating skin cell turnover, which helps keep pores from clogging up. Differin uses an oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free water-based formula that is designed to be gentle on skin.
You should use Differin Gel one time a day, either as part of your morning or evening skin care routine. For best results, you should wash skin with a gentle, non-drying cleanser first. Pat your skin dry, then apply a thin, even layer of Differin Gel. Differin Gel is not a spot treatment, so you should apply the product to your entire face. You may choose to follow up with a moisturizer to help decrease dryness.
Differin Gel starts working immediately, but it may take some time to see results. Some people may see results in as little as 2 weeks, but the time it takes to see significant results varies from person to person.
You may notice a few mild side effects during the time it takes your skin to adapt to the treatment. Common side effects include: dryness, redness, irritation, and burning or stinging. Side effects generally peak around week 2 of using Differin and start to subside around week 4. However, if irritation is severe or prolonged, you should stop using Differin and talk to your doctor.
You can buy Differin Gel at most local CVS stores or online. Differin Gel is an over the counter retinol, meaning that you do not need a prescription to purchase it. If you are curious about other people’s experiences, you may want to read the Differin reviews posted on this page by customers just like you.