Does Differin Work? Over The Counter For The First Time, This Medication Fights Acne In Two Ways … Here’s How

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Differin Gel is an OTC acne treatment.

Does Differin Work? Over The Counter For The First Time, This Medication Fights Acne In Two Ways … Here’s How

The products mentioned in this article are sold by Galderma, an affiliate of the company that owns Acne.com.

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?

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