Next time you roll up to the acne-treatment section at the drugstore, you’ll notice a new option in between benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Differin® Gel is available over-the-counter for the first time ever. And it delivers seriously effective results!
Oil-free and fragrance-free. Differin® Gel contains the retinoid adapalene, the first new over-the-counter active ingredient for acne in more than 30 years.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Differin® Gel is a prescription-strength retinoid medication — but you no longer need a prescription to buy it!
Until recently, Differin® Gel was only available with a prescription (which meant making an appointment with a derm, plus the cost of getting it at the pharmacy).
But now, Differin® Gel is available over-the-counter just like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid — no doctor’s visit or prescription needed! It contains a potent retinoid that has been proven to zap zits.
2. Differin® Gel fights acne two ways.
Differin® Gel contains a powerful prescription-strength acne-fighting retinoid called adapalene that regulates skin cell turnover to keep pores from clogging. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and swelling at the source. So, whiteheads, blackheads and pimples don’t form.
3. You only need to apply Differin® Gel once a day.
You only use Differin® Gel once a day … cause it keeps working for 24 hours.
4. Differin® Gel is not a spot treatment.
Some acne treatments you apply just on the acne-prone areas. With Differin® Gel, you spread a thin layer all over your face. The reason? Differin® Gel doesn’t dry out pimples, it actually helps balance skin-cell production, which prevents acne from forming.
5. Differin® Gel helps your face stay clearer long term
Though Differin® Gel starts working immediately and you may start to see results in as little as two weeks, it can sometimes take longer to kick in. Yet, Differin® Gel clears acne long-term and prevents new acne from forming with continued use, so your skin will be a zit-free zone. In fact, in research studies, people who used Differin® Gel saw nearly a 60-percent average reduction in acne lesions after 12 weeks. Um, what’s wrong with that?