Be consistent: apply Differin Gel once a day, every day, at the same time of day.
You may start to see some mild redness or irritation.
Don’t freak out. That’s just what dermatologists call “retinization.” It’s part of the process – and it’s perfectly normal. Keep moisturizing, and don't forget to use SPF sunscreen during the day to help protect your skin.
Retinoids and retinols aren’t the same. Both retinol and adapalene are retinoids, but only adapalene is FDA-approved to treat acne.
RETINOIDS VS. RETINOL
Ummmm… what’s retinization??
Proof that good things come to those who wait.
Part of the Differin difference is a topical retinoid called adapalene. During retinization –the adjustment period when your skin is getting used to Differin Gel – you might experience dryness, scaling, redness and burning or stinging.
It sounds scary, but don’t worry: Irritation usually lessens after 4 weeks. Plus, bonus: Some people never experience retinization at all!
Help avoid irritation by steering clear of products with harsh chemicals like alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid, and other acne medications and treatments.
FAQs ABOUT DIFFERIN GEL
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), topical retinoids are recommended for mild and moderate acne over other products with salicylic acid.
FAQs ABOUT RETINOIDS
Redness, sensitivity, breakouts: Yep, they’re all normal.
And they’re just side effects of using adapalene, the only acne-fighting retinoid approved for over-the-counter use. But remember: You could start to see a reduction in acne after two weeks of treatment.
You’re almost there!
If you keep using Differin Gel, it can help restore your skin’s natural tone and texture by clearing and preventing acne long-term.
Your skin is healing.
Adapalene adjusts the speed of skin cell turnover to help keep pores from clogging and target acne before it even starts. Learn more about how adapalene works.
Treat your skin right. Make sure to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen can help.
Keep on keepin’ on!
Differin Gel is still reducing acne-causing clogs, so it’s important to keep using it daily.
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Remember, Differin Gel isn’t a spot treatment like other acne products. It’s formulated to keep new acne from forming — resulting in improved skin tone and texture.
You made it!
You should see a significant difference around the 12-week mark–clinical studies reported up to 87% acne reduction. Now that’s something to celebrate.
Keep using Differin Gel every day, even after your skin looks clearer.
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