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on 8/26/2015 11:29:00 PM
More reviews by xhnie
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I've tried most of the major topical retinoids - tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac), and adapalene (differin). I initially used them for acne and now use them to prevent skin cancer and to help with photodamage (wrinkling and pigmentation problems).This is my favorite. Tretinoin and Tazarotene, while not making me a flaky mess, somehow cause constant low-grade irritation that often manifested as tiny pimples and ruddiness. This just keeps my skin clear, and has prevented sun-related pigmentation problems (I have more freckling on my neck where I didn't use retinoids when I was younger).
on 4/23/2015 2:42:00 PM
More reviews by amandahall
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Here comes a little update... last time I wrote that I freakin love this product but unfortunately dont anymore. At first it removed all of my pimples and I was so happy to have found a product like that but a few months after using it it just stopped working. I didn't change any skincare or makeup products. Hate this atm...
on 4/19/2015 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by hellokatty00
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
LIFE SAVER! Guys be patient. This does not work its miracle overnight. You just have to be patient. I'm already on my 12/13th week and already seeing results. My face definitely feels and looks smoother (some of my blackheads and clogged pores from using Physiogel Gentle Skin Cleanser are already gone), skin tone evened out and acne scars lightened. But make sure to use a good sunscreen before going out under the sun!
on 4/2/2015 1:41:00 AM
More reviews by twinkletoesss
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Worked really well for fading acne scars and reducing its redness. My skin purged when I started using this but after a couple weeks I noticed a lot of improvements! I am on my 2nd bottle of Differin because it's also great for improving texture, prevent wrinkles, and helps overall appearance of skin.Fortunately, I am covered by insurance so I would definitely use again
on 1/25/2015 10:43:00 PM
More reviews by r8girll
Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool
I think this works for people who perhaps really need it or have skin issues but I would not recommend it to someone with minor skin blemishes. I used this years ago when I was in high school. The following all happened while I was 17 years old. This experience has one major theme: irresponsibility! 1. I was seeking perfect skin when I really didn't have major issues and took my doctors advise without a second thought (irresponsible) 2. I noticed my skin was a flakey and sensitive and I continued use, hoping my doctors recommendation would in fact give me flawlessness (even more irresponsible). The story: I didn't really have a lot of problems with my skin in high school - just the typical breakouts that any girl would have. My doctor recommended that I use this when I complained that my skin wasn't "up to standard" or whatever the hell I thought it should be at this age. She told me to use Differin. Not only was it seemingly ineffective for me, but it made my skin feel sensitive, but...I wasn't sure. I did notice my skin was a bit dry and flakey but I was just thinking that the doctor said it would help and so I continued to use it. What is the worst that could happen? :) After about 4 months of use, I went to get my eyebrows waxed as I normally did at the time. The woman applied wax, no big deal and tore it off. Pretty standard. After she ripped off one side, I felt like skin had come off. Being too scared to ask her wtf was going on and why it felt so unbearable I actually let her do the other side. I stood up, paid, walked out and cried all the way home. The wind hitting my face on the way home was too much to bear. The pain was absolutely terrible and I can manage physical pain!When I got home, literally all of the skin above and below my eyebrows was gone. Missing. Not there. Pure red flesh. One of the most painful things ever. Not to mention the utter embarrassment! Now, I get it could have totally been the wax and initially that is what I thought, too. After speculating, the wax was not hotter than usual, that woman had done my eyebrows a series of times and the only thing I had changed in my skin care routine was using Differin. I think it made my skin overly sensitive and ....really just weak. I had very resilient/ non sensitive skin prior to using the product. This is just my experience. If you do not need to use a prescribed product, don't mess with it. I am happy this works for people that rely on it, but for me I do believe it changed my skin in a negative way. I waited three years to try waxing again, and a similar thing happened (with cold wax), I think the strength/ makeup of my skin had changed since using Differin. No big deal I just don't use it anymore.....................OR wax my eyebrows :)
on 1/14/2015 3:14:00 AM
More reviews by Reservechic
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
I used to use Differin Gel 0.01% to treat my mild-to-moderate acne, when I initially started seeing a dermatologist. I didn't have really no bad side effects from it at all. It kept my skin clear except, for when I tried using a lotion containing SPF, which I was recommended by the dermatologist to do, as a part of my skincare regimen. The SPF lotion was by Purpose and it broke my skin out. I had to stop using it after one day. I have come to learn that any lotion or cream that contains sunscreen and/sunblock in it breaks me out badly. So, I do avoid using such on my face daily. Right now, I only use an SPF lotion when I know that I will be exposed to the sun for a longer period of time than usual. Otherwise, I go without it. And, no, not using such on my face on a daily basis has had no adverse effects on my face, and the way it looks agewise either. Plus, I do limit my exposure to the sun., which is something that I have practiced ever since I was in my early 20s and even past such age. And, my skin remains looking very youthful and plump. While on Differin several years ago, I did get chemical peels(glycolic and salicylic), which really helped boost my skin to a whole other level. If you are suffering from mild or even moderate acne I would recommend asking your general practitioner or dermatologist about giving this acne treatment a try. I always got boxes filled with lots of samples of Differin, so I never had to pay for it. However, I do know that it is pricey. However, there is a generic version that you can opt for instead. After having stopped seeing a dermatologist for my skin, and was getting prescribed Retina A through a GP, I am now back to seeing a dermatologist and plan to stick with seeing one for as long as I can. I was recommended to use the following regimen of products on my face: Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser and Oxy Face Wash to rotate between to use to cleanse my face with, Epiduo to be applied nightly, a compounded fade cream that I buy from my dermatologist to be applied nightly only onto to the areas of hyperpigmentation that I need to have faded, and given samples of Cordran SP cream to apply to areas of skin that become quite irritated, very dry, and flaky to heal and soothe such.Currently, I do rotate between using different topical acne meds on my face at night, which happen to be Differein (adapalen) 0.03 Gel, Epiduo, and Onexton (which I use 1-2 times a week at night only), along with the use of a topical fade cream, which all have been helping my skin really well. And, I do make sure to wear makeup containing SPF too.
on 12/20/2014 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by sannavire
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is the best acne treatment. I started in September and now in December I'm free from acne. I get some hormonal spots but they heel fast. In the beginning my skin was very dry so I used a cream one hour after I applied Differin. Now my skin is so soft!! It works well as an anti age treatment too. Don't forget to use sunscreen! Here in Sweden my friends and colleagues (I work in a pharmacy)laugh at me but it's very important to protect the fine and soft skin from the sun!!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/1/2014 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by Allysonhannnan
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I've been using Differin gel for only 4 nights and the difference its made has been amazing! My acne has faded about 70% as well as some previous scarring. It is drying, but I'll take using an exfoliant and a good moisturizer over acne any day!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/4/2014 11:16:00 AM
More reviews by imkt
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Push yourself past he first 6 to 8 weeks of use. I have clear, dry skin and was prescribed this for its anti-aging benefits. The dryness and irritation subsided . My advice is learn how to use this product properly. Apply a tiny amount on clean dry skin and hold out on you moisturiser for a bit after applying. I have been using this for 3 years and, at nearly forty, I haven't a wrinkle in sight. My skin is smooth and bright and looks as good or better than it did 10 years ago. Wear sunscreen! I have used the cream as well and honestly find very little difference between the two. It Is simply a preference.
on 10/4/2014 12:40:00 AM
More reviews by PALEGRE3N
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine
Differin is a Vitamin A derivative, similar to Retin-A and other retinoids - it takes a long time to treat acne but once the initial phase of redness and irritation has stopped it is very effective, much more so than Benzoyl Peroxide which I'd say is a better short term treatment/spot treatment. I have been using it for 6 months now and my moderate/severe cystic acne and blackheads have gone completely. I have also noticed much smaller pores and diminished fine lines. If you can manage to get Differin at a reasonable price (my country it's subsidized to $5) then I would absolutely recommend it for people who are serious about getting rid of their acne.
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