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Differin vs. Finacea for Acne

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Differin

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/ 32,518 posts
Other Names: Adapalene

Finacea

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/ 7,648 posts
Other Names: Azelex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 32,518 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,648 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

409 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
at all. so I switched to finacea, which is about the same...
...gel but it didn't help me much at all. so I switched to finacea, which ...lot. but I'm glad differin...
have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea
...to the org! I use Duac to spot treat in ...or two it's gone. I also didn't have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea...
Finacea has kept my rosacea under control, no...
...living with rosacea for 20 years that no ...def need prescriptions. Finacea has kept my rosacea under control, no nasty breakouts on the ...size for me. What is great lately is adding Differi...
http://imgur.com/a/RQsKa I've used Finacea, never worked,...
...Included) http://imgur.com/a/RQsKa I've used Finacea, never worked, then dermatologist recommended Aczone and Differin, that hasn't worked and ...weeks. I've had this hyperpigmentation for almo...
skin up than Finacea and as your skin is really pretty good...
...to use Differin a few times a week (or at all). Just try the Finacea, small ...retinoid like Differin is more likely to mess your skin up than Finacea and as your skin is really pretty good,...
and Finacea gel, my skin went back to normal after like...
I was using Differin and Finacea gel, my skin went back to normal after like 2-3 months....
I heard rave reviews about it. ;o Did it just not work...
...Finacea? I heard rave reviews about it. ;o Did it just not work out for you? I'm currently debating whether to go fo...
for me. I was on Finacea Gel, Differin, and Mino. before...
I think Differin didn't do much for me. I was on Finacea Gel, Differin, and Mino. before Tane and results were ok in...
burn and red on both cheeks. I want to switch to Finacea...
...it is making my face burn and red on both cheeks. I want to switch to Finacea. Since you have used both, how fast can I transition to using Finace...
was Finacea. It takes a little while to work but it...
...will be better. Like you, Differin did NOTHING for me. The only topical that ...bit of a difference was Finacea. It takes a little while to work but it brought down...
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