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    Old 05-04-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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    I've been on Differin and Retin-A at the same time for the past year or so, and while I think Retin-A may have helped a little in clearing my face at one point of time or another, Differin seemed to have always messed it up. I asked my derm if it's meant to be oily after application, even though I apply only a very thin coat each time. She said that it's supposed to be controlling oil instead of making my face shine. It feels so much like a paste on my face that I've given up applying Differin now, and only using my oil-free lotion.

    Anyone else have the same problem with Differin? Does it cause more breakouts?

     
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    Old 05-04-2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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    actually, retn-a made me oily and differin didn't do anything!

     
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    Old 05-04-2003, 06:22 PM   #3
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    I haven't noticed a difference in the oil production in my face. It does seem 'shinier' when I first apply it, but I think that's just because you have a thing layer of moisture on your face.

    However, it has drastically reduced the number of blackheads and whiteheads I have.

     
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    I have had excellent results with the Differin! I wish I knew about it 10 yrs ago! Was using Retin A, with ok results, but really it was too irritating.

     
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