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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Differin Top.

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Condition: Acne
12/28/2013 12:45:44 PM

Reviewer: Older-than-you-think, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After only the first 2 weeks, I noticed a marked improvement. But I am also taking an oral antibiotic and another topical agent at the same time, so it is difficult to say which agent is working best. I have had some superficial peeling, but this washes away easily, without scrubbing. I have also noticed fading of several age spots. Hooray!

Condition: Acne
12/16/2013 7:26:26 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have tried this product twice, about 4 years apart and both times had severe worsening of my skin - with increased breakouts and redness that looked as if my skin was burned. By the time I finished week 6, with the hope all that time that I was just experiencing the "initial breakout" I realized this was not worth it. CAREFUL.

Condition: Acne
12/10/2013 11:27:21 AM

Reviewer: Kathryn, 35-44 on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using Differn Gel for 15 years now. I had perfect skin in high school and started getting break outs in College. I am allergic to all over the counter drugs. It is not going to cure your acne overnight. This treatment is a gradual and continuous treatment. My skin has imporoved over time. For those who have dry skin, I would recommend a night cream and a oil, such as Tarte's Maraju ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
9/28/2013 12:13:38 AM

Reviewer: rgc92, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
For starters, all of high school I had perfect skin, then I hit 20 and I start getting acne. I have relatively mild acne, but the dermatologist recommended I go on differin 1 %. The first 3 weeks were complete hell, my skin had never been so terrible.. Then it gradually started to improve. I am about 4 months into it, and my skin has improved, but I still have a constant state of 2-3 pimples on my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
9/21/2013 11:28:57 PM

Reviewer: Annoyed, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been using Differin for 6 years. I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide, so my dermatologists have all recommended using Differin as a spot treatment instead. My skin is VERY sensitive and I have eczema on my cheeks. Differin has never irritated my skin, but at the same time, has literally done nothing to clear it up. I started using using it in 6th grade when I had pimples just on my nose and c ... Show Full Comment

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