Compare Renova vs. Differin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats acne and sun damage.
Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them.
3.1/ 5 average rating with 58 reviewsforRenova
Differin (adapalene) is commonly used for treating acne, but, it can cause skin irritation.
- You only need to apply it once a day, usually in the evening.
- Most people who reported having skin irritation said that it was mild.
- Part of a complete program to help you take better care of your skin.
- Differin (adapalene) is a good option for the treatment of acne.
- It is available as a cheaper, generic medication.
- It only has to be applied to the skin once a day at bedtime.
- The 0.1% gel formulation is available over the counter, without a prescription.
- Differin (adapalene) is generally well tolerated, with few side effects.
- It may take up to 6 months to see the full benefit for facial wrinkles.
- Not a good choice for women who want to become or are pregnant
- Can change the color and texture of your skin if used long-term.
- You need to be careful about avoiding any sunlight or artificial tanning while using it.
- It doesn't work for deep wrinkles.
- Your skin may look worse before it starts looking better.
- Differin (adapalene) can take up to 8 to 12 week to start working.
- Cream, gel, or ointment
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4possible side effects
- Mild skin reactions100%
- Severe local irritation7%
- Any side effect4%
- Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation2%
5possible side effects
- Skin dryness42%
- Skin redness38%
- Skin scaling35%
- Persistent burning and stinging24%
- Persistent itching21%
Risks and risk factors
- Skin irritation
- Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
- Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
- Sun sensitivity
- Allergic reactions
- Allergy to fish or fish products
- Harm to fetus
- Local skin reactions
- Soaps and cleansers with skin-drying effects
- Products with high concentraions of alcohol, astringents, spices, or limes.
- UV and sunlight exposure
- Severe allergic reaction