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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…

What is denatured alcohol, and why is it used in personal care products?

What exactly is 'alcohol denat.' and why is it included in moisturizers and 'gentle' face washes?

You may be surprised to see how many times “alcohol” appears in the ingredients for common drug store skincare products. Isn’t alcohol drying? So why would companies include alcohols in skincare—especially in products that claim to be hydrating/moisturizing?