Help reduce the soreness and irritation of acne with differin cream/gel. The active ingredient, adapalene, works as an anti-inflammatory. It is applied to the skin where acne is present overnight and helps to reduce the level of agitation.
Acne is a common skin condition which be very frustrating, painful and upsetting. Typically it affects the face, back and chest. Most people will experience acne at some point in their lives which can be mild or more serious.
This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you, check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Differin is only intended for use in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over.
For external use only, applied at night before going to bed. Thoroughly wash the areas to be treated with water, making sure the skin is clean and dry before use. Apply a thin film of the cream with your fingertips on to the affected areas and rub in gently. Wash your hands afterwards.
How long you will have to use this medicine will depend on how quickly your acne improves. After you have used this medicine for 3 months, it is important that you see your doctor. He or she can then check the improvement of your acne.
Please note, like all medicine, Differin Cream/Gel (adapalene) can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Differin Cream/Gel (adapalene).
The active substance is adapalene. Differin contains 0.1% w/w of adapalene.
The other ingredients are:
Carbomer 934P, macrogol-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate, glycerol (E422), natural squalane, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), disodium edetate, methyl glucose sesquistearate, phenoxyethanol, cyclomethicone, sodium hydroxide and purified water.