Differin Gel Acne Treatment Review

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Comprehensive review of Differin Gel Acne Treatment. See how this retinol cream compares against other wrinkle creams!

Differin Gel Acne Treatment ReviewProduct Name:  Differin Gel Acne Treatment

Overall Rating:  4 Star Rating

Product Type:  Gel

Size:  0.5 oz

Price:  $12.88

Cost Per Ounce:  $25.76

Where To Buy:  Click Here

# Of Ingredients:  14

Interesting Ingredients:  Adapalene 0.1%

Overall Opinion:

Differin Gel Acne Treatment is a really great retinol product if you’re looking to help your skin get rid of acne and acne spots.

The texture and feeling of this retinol gel was kind of thick and it reminded me of an ointment, which is actually kind of weird to put on your face. But, even though it looked and felt like an ointment, it spreads out on the skin super nicely.

This retinol is easy to apply as it comes is a squeeze tube, which I like because it’s easy to control and keeps the product clean and free of bacteria. You only need about a pea sized amount to cover your entire face.

After using Differin Gel Acne Treatment for a short amount of time, I noticed my skin was feeling kind of dry and flaky.

After using this retinol gel for a longer period of time, my acne seriously started going away and drying out. My skin still felt dry so I made sure to use a good moisturizer in conjunction with this product. This gel also helped my skin with dark marks and even smoothed out the texture of my skin.

Overall, I would highly recommend Differin Gel Acne Treatment for anyone who struggles with acne. This retinol won’t address other issues like fine lines and wrinkles but it can definitely help target acne and breakouts and dry them out and stop them from coming back.

Detailed Opinion:


This retinol gel has a texture and feeling that reminds me a lot of what a typical ointment feels like. It’s kind of thick, but once you get it onto the face, it spreads out nicely and doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the skin at all.


Differin Gel Acne Treatment is easy to apply; it comes in a small tube that requires you to squeeze out the product. Sometimes I don’t like this kind of bottle because I feel like product gets trapped in the tube, but at least it keeps the product nice and sanitary.

Even though this is a thicker gel, you don’t need too much to cover your whole face… you only need about a pea sized amount.

Drying Time

This gel dries on the skin super quickly and it totally absorbs into the skin without leaving any residue or stickiness.


There is absolutely no smell to Differin Gel Acne Treatment, which I personally prefer.

Short Term Results

Short term, I didn’t notice much of a difference to my skin at all; my skin felt a bit drier than normal but not much.

Longer Term Results

After using Differin Gel Acne Treatment for a longer period of time, I started to notice my skin was becoming much more dry than normal. I also noticed that my acne started drying out and my hyperpigmentation and dark marks started lightening up. I did experience a little flair up of acne which they do warn you can happen but it goes away pretty quickly. This retinol gel didn’t help my wrinkles at all, but I didn’t really expect it to since it specifically says acne treatment.

Ingredients Analysis

Differin Gel Acne Treatment is only comprised of one active ingredient which is called adapalene 0.1% which is the retinol ingredient. Adapalene is supposed to help treat acne ridden skin by helping the skin with cellular turnover. Cellular turnover is important in aiding with acne prone skin because dead skin cells can clog the pores and cause breakouts. When the cells are turning over at a faster pace, it can also help the skin with dark marks and hyperpigmentation. Many people find retinols and adapalene very helpful in aiding and healing acne prone skin as well as healing hyperpigmentation and texture caused by acne and breakouts.


The cost of Differin Gel Acne Treatment is $12.88 for 0.5 oz of product.

That comes out to about $25.76 per oz. This is an average to semi-pricey cost for a retinol gel.


Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any money back guarantee for Differin Gel Acne Treatment.

Where To Buy

To buy Differin Gel Acne Treatment, click here.

Differin Gel Acne Treatment: Summary

FactorDifferin Gel Acne Treatment
Overall Rating4 Star Rating
Texture/FeelThicker consistency but light on the skin
ApplicationEasy to apply tube and spreads out evenly on skin
Drying TimeDries quickly in about 10 seconds
SmellNo scent at all
Short Term ResultsA bit of dry skin but not much of any noticeable difference
Long Term ResultsDried out breakouts and helped in hyperpigmentation
IngredientsAdapalene 0.1% helps the skin with cellular turnover.
GuaranteeNo money back guarantee
Price$12.88 for 0.5 oz of product
Where To BuyClick Here

Differin Gel Acne Treatment Review

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