Differin is a noncomedogenic and fragrance-free gel containing retinoid adapalene. Differin is an effective acne treatment that uses retinoids to work below the surface of the skin. Differin encourages cell turnover to both treat acne and brightens skin for an overall better complexion.
Duac is a combination medication used to treat inflammatory acne. Duac is a combination of clindamycin, which is an antibacterial antibiotic that helps to fight infection. Duac also contains benzoyl peroxide, an anti-inflammatory that also exfoliates skin and destroys the bacteria that clog pores. Using a combination of these two medications helps to decrease the number of pimples and evens out skin tone.
Ziana is a topical treatment for mild acne and combination/oily skin. It is a water-based gel that you apply directly to your skin in the area of a breakout.
Ziana is a combination acne treatment, meaning it combines an antibiotic, clindamycin, and a topical retinoid called tretinoin. Ziana helps fight breakouts in two ways. The antibiotic helps reduce the bacteria that triggers breakouts and inflammation while tretinoin speeds up cell turnover rates, helping to clear pores and keep them unclogged.
Because of this combo, Ziana is effective to treat both inflammatory acne like pimples and non-inflammatory blemishes such as blackheads and whiteheads.
Tretinoin is a topical treatment for mild-moderate acne and combination/oily skin. It is part of a group of drugs derived from vitamin A called retinoids. Tretinoin helps with inflammatory acne, but it is also one of the few medications that does a good job of treating comedonal acne, such as blackheads.
Tretinoin is applied topically and comes in both cream and gel forms.
Tretinoin works by speeding up the turnover rate of skin cells, keeping pores from getting blocked and exfoliating your skin. It can also make enlarged pores look smaller by clearing out pores. Tretinoin doesn’t completely get rid of old acne scars, but by stimulating cell growth, it can give your smooth a more even, smoother texture, which helps minimize the appearance of scarring. It can also help fade dark discolorations left by breakouts.
Tretinoin also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – it’s an anti-aging treatment too!
Tazorac is a topical treatment for mild acne (mostly comedonal) and oily skin. It is a retinoid product that is related to Vitamin A. Tazorac works by affecting the growth of skin cells at the site where it is applied. It can reduce the formation of pimples, psoriasis plaques and inflammation. By encouraging the growth of new cells, it can also give skin a refreshed look and reduce the appearance of wrinkles or discolorations.