Differin is a fragrance-free topical retinoid treatment for acne. It removes dead skin cells and encourages the skin's natural exfoliation. Contains 1% adapalene.
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What is Differin?
Differin is a topical medication that comes as both a gel and a cream that treats acne vulgaris and other skin concerns.
How does it work?
Differin contains the active ingredient adapalene which is a form of vitamin A. The adapalene reduces the growth of keratin skin cells that would normally block pores as seen in the acne vulgaris condition. The adapalene also increases the turnover of skin cells which contributes to skin looking clear and less oily.
Is Differin right for me?
Differin is used to treat acne and as a topical treatment and it is a great alternative for those who cannot or do not wish to take oral medications. It reduces the number of whiteheads, blackheads and pustules on the skin so it's an effective treatment for mild to moderate acute acne.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- A burning, stinging or tingling feeling
- Dry skin
- Itching or redness
- A rash
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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All orders placed before 14:00 weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24 Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or envelopes. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Differin
For cream and gel: apply to clean and dry skin. Apply thinly at bedtime to affected areas. Wash hands after use.
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Differin Patient Leaflet
Differin is available as both a cream and gel.
It works to clear and prevent the symptoms of acne by using the ingredient adapalene which is a type of retinoid. Retinoids can help to regulate cell turnover which can prevent the pores from becoming clogged and forming acne.
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
We will dispatch your order using our express next-day courier service from our pharmacy partners across the UK. You will receive your treatment discreetly to the comfort of your home/ selected address.
Can I use Differin gel for wrinkles?
Yes, you can use Differin gel for wrinkles. It is an effective retinoid that can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is important to note that Differin gel is a prescription medication and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
Is Differin the same as retinol?
No, Differin gel is not the same as retinol. Retinol is a type of vitamin A that can be found in over-the-counter skincare products. While retinol can help to improve the appearance of the skin, it is not as potent as prescription retinoids like Differin gel. Additionally, retinol can cause skin irritation and dryness, whereas Differin gel is typically well-tolerated.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
What does Differin do for your skin?
Differin gel contains the active ingredient adapalene, which is a type of retinoid. Retinoids are compounds that are similar to vitamin A and work by helping to renew skin cells and improve the appearance of the skin. Differin gel is applied topically to the skin and works by decreasing the production of oil, which can help to improve the appearance of acne. Additionally, Differin gel can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does it take Differin to work?
Results can be visible within two weeks of continuous use. Clinical studies have shown that after 12 weeks of use, patients reported an 87% decrease in acne.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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