Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My Journey With Differin® Gel

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If you remember me talking about a new skincare routine I started about two months ago (you can catch my post here), well I continued to use Differin® Gel to control my acne, and today I want to show you my eight-week results. It took me awhile to get my routine going, but after a few weeks, I am now using Differin® Gel daily (usually after I shower and start getting ready for my day). This seems to be the easiest time for me to put it on. I have loved using my Differin® Gel and adding it to my daily skincare routine. After purchasing my Differin® Gel at Target, I am excited with my results so far.

It has been so easy to use. Like I mentioned before, Differin® Gel is the first and only over-the-counter prescription strength retinoid for clearing and preventing acne. It's the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years! My acne definitely felt like it was stubborn, and after trying a few things, it still wasn’t clearing up. Now that I have been using my Differin® Gel for a few months, I definitely see a difference in my complexion. I have little to no bumps on my face. I get a little bit of redness still on my cheeks, but that is normal for my face and nothing that my foundation can’t cover. It has been nice to use makeup less now. I feel more confident now that my skin is clearer.

My Routine:
  • Wash face in shower
  • Once I am out, I will pat dry my skin with a towel.
  • I apply my Differin® Gel all over. Since this is not a spot treatment, it works best if you apply all over. Apply once a day, every day.
  • I then follow with a moisturizer; I use Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

Differin® Gel clears breakouts where they start (deep in the pores), prevents breakouts before they begin, and as a result, restores skin’s texture and tone.
Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation

Before Photo:

4 weeks:                                                                                   


8 weeks (no bumps or acne):

I will definitely keep using my Differin® Gel . Even though most of my acne has cleared up, most of the causes for acne can still build up underneath and in my pores. Keeping with this daily routine can help prevent future breakouts. Go to to get $2 off Differin® Gel and use it on your next shopping trip to Target!

XO, Rachel

This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider


  1. I've never used Differin Gel, but I have a girlfriend who absolutely swears by it!

  2. I'm so glad to see you've found something that works for you. That's a huge difference #client

  3. Your skin looks a lot better post treatment .Have never used this treatment .Looks very effective .

  4. Woooooooo!! Those results are incredible! I bet you're loving it!! Looking good!!

  5. I haven't heard of Differin Gel either! But perhaps I should check it out. Anytime I'm stressed I break out, which is like every other day so.

  6. I have to look for this gel here as my tween and teen have got some acne lately. They both use cetaphil which is great but never heard of this one.

  7. You had some amazing results! I've been trying for years to clear up my acne and it might finally be going away so I'd be worried to change up my routine with anything new.

  8. What fantastic results. I've not heard of this brand before and I don't have acne myself but what's a fantastic sounding product for those who might need it.

  9. This product seems amazing! I've never heard of this brand, but with my recent stress related breakouts, I'm certainly on the look out for good products. The price is also awesome!


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