This $15 Retinol on Amazon Helped Even Out My Complexion, and I Can’t Stop Buying It

Acne treatments aren’t the sexiest thing in the world to talk about — most people would rather check out a new mascara or fancy serum — but when one works as well as the Differin Gel Adapalene Acne Treatment, I can’t help but sing its praises from the rooftops. It’s affordable, it’s fast-acting, it’s easy to buy, and, most importantly, it works.

I started experiencing hormonal acne shortly after my 21st birthday. When I finally went to a dermatologist for help, I was prescribed spironolactone (my savior) and prescription-grade retinol. The oral medication worked like a charm; the prescription-grade retinol, while it cleared up my acne, wrecked my face in other ways. I stuck with it for about a year before throwing out the tube and swearing off retinol entirely.

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