Adapalene

Differin adapalene 0.1% review: My favorite OTC acne antidote

If you don't have time or money to go to the dermatologist, Differin's formerly prescription-only ingredient may be the answer to your acne problems.

I’ve had acne since I was a teenager. Over the years, I’ve tried benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur masks, bentonite clay, you name it. It’s never bothered me enough to go to a dermatologist, but I always wondered if I could benefit from using a prescription-strength product. Then, one day I heard that a formerly prescription-only acne treatment had been approved for over-the-counter use under the brand name Differin. The active ingredient in Differin is a retinoid known…