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Differin vs. Finacea for Acne

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Differin

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/ 31,710 posts
Other Names: Adapalene

Finacea

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/ 7,471 posts
Other Names: Azelex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 31,710 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,471 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate Acne vulgaris and is also used (off-label use) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions... Read more on Wikipedia
Azelaic acid is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)7(CO2H)2. This saturated dicarboxylic acid exists as a white powder. It is found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is a component of a number of hair and skin conditioners... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Myra
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What patients are saying about Differin vs. Finacea

400 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I transition to using Finacea and stop Differin? What...
...am currently using Differin and it is making my face burn and red on both cheeks. I want to switch to Finacea. Since you ...to using Finacea an...
have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea
...to the org! I use Duac to spot treat in ...gone. I also didn't have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea...
used differin gel but it didn't help me much at all. so...
...differin gel but ...at all. so I switched to finacea, which is about the same as differin, and it he...
to just cetaphil and differin, to no differin and ACV, and...
...applying products. I went from using cetaphil,differin and finacea (prescribed by derm) to just cetaphil and differin, to no differin and ACV, and now ...other and cause your skin irritation. I ...
got off of Finacea and am on the Obagi Nu-Derm (with...
...time! I recently got off of Finacea and am on the Obagi Nu-Derm (with Differin instead of...
switched to Retin A (from Differin) so I was especially...
...tried, the Finacea. Though I'd just switched to Retin A (from Differin) s...
year at a time. I use Finacea which helps with the acne for...
...Differin. I prefer the Differin ...me)! But it does make my skin irritated. The best thing I've done for rosacea is gemini laser. I also went the accutane route, several rounds. Also had severe ...
the Finacea doesnt cut it alone, it does help with making...
...little. I find that the Finacea doesnt cut it alone, it does help with making pores look ...skin than BP, I love the Differin. That has really cleared ...works, and if the Differin works, the...
one every day right off the bat. I haven't had any problems...
...started using Finacea one every day right off the bat. I haven't had any problems. In general, my ...to chemicals after using the very harsh Benzamycin for almost a ...because I use Differi...
about 30 min. I love differin though and would not give...
...used differin and finacea for a little over ...the stinging and red blotches finacea would leave on my skin for about 30 min. I love differin though and would ...
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