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DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL

DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL
DrFormulas Acne Treatment PM Gel, 30 mL

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  • ACNE TREATMENT: DrFormulas Retinoid Gel is a unique acne treatment that contains the advanced retinoid adapalene and azelaic acid to fight hormonal and cystic acne along with whiteheads, blackheads & prevent future breakouts.
  • INFLAMMATORY PIMPLES: DrFormulas Retinoid Gel works by promoting skin cell turnover and effectively targets two primary causes of acne - clogged pores and inflammation.
  • OIL PRODUCTION: DrFormulas Retinoid Gel is a night time cream designed to help control oil production and promote clear skin while you sleep. It can be used along a noncomedogenic moisturizer.
  • ACNE SCARS: By promoting skin turnover, DrFormulas Retinoid Gel helps decrease the appearance of acne scars.
  • The American Academy of Dermatology recommends topical retinoids as a first-line therapy for all acne cases

Acne is pervasive and difficult to manage, but DrFormulas® Retinoid Gel for acne features a unique blend of active ingredients to promote clear, blemish-free skin. Formulated for all skin types, our retinol cream may help you control whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts to promote smooth skin.


The main active ingredient in our acne treatment, adapalene belongs to a class of compounds known as retinoids, which are chemical derivatives of vitamin A. Studies show that topical retinoids work primarily by increasing skin cell turnover, which allows for the shed of dead skin cells and the increased growth of new skin cells. This helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce clogged pores, and support smooth, even skin. The increased cell turnover may also mean you can use retinol cream for acne scars and blemishes.1

Retinoids are becoming a mainstay for acne therapy. Evidence suggests several mechanisms of action that help to reduce acne blemishes. Along with its ability to speed up cell turnover, retinoids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties while resolving precursor microcomedone lesions.2

Salicylic Acid

Initially extracted from white willow bark, salicylic acid acts as an effective peeling agent due to its ability to disrupt cellular junctions and unclog pores. Studies also show that salicylic acid may possess natural anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. This suggests that salicylic acid may reduce the bacteria responsible for acne lesions, P. acnes.3

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid helps to attract and seal in moisture to prevent potential dryness and irritation on your face. Keeping your face moisturized and hydrated also presents a healthier look and feel. Maintaining your skin’s moisture makes it look softer and plumper and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Along with its effects on skin hydration, hyaluronic acid possesses anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, which may help you manage existing acne scars.4


Niacinamide is one of the two major forms of niacin (vitamin B3). Studies show that niacinamide plays a major role in the coenzymes involved in hydrogen transfer. Topical application of niacinamide stabilizes skin barrier function, which translates to improved moisture content and reduced water loss. The vitamin may also speed up skin cell turnover, smooth out wrinkles, and improve surface skin structure. Niacinamide may also help pigmentation issues, including dark spots or red skin.5

Benefits of Retinol Cream for Acne

1. Acne Treatment

The active ingredients in DrFormulas Retinol Cream work together to combat several contributors to acne, including bacteria and clogged pores. The formulation can help to reduce whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts, and to potentially prevent future breakouts.

2. Sebum Control

DrFormulas Retinol Cream is designed to control your oil production in your sebaceous glands. This helps to prevent clogged pores and irritation that result in the formation of acne lesions, while also keeping your skin balanced to prevent an overly oily or dry complexion.

3. Anti-Inflammatory

Inflammation causes pain, redness, and swelling, all of which makes acne uncomfortable and contributes to the formation of cysts and lesions. The ingredients in our retinol cream for acne may help to soothe inflammation, allowing your skin to glow and thrive.

4. Improve Scars and Blemishes

The formula features ingredients that promote skin cell turnover and encourage new skin cells to form. This can help to heal or decrease the appearance of existing acne scars to provide smooth, soft, blemish-free skin.





Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Breaking Out

I have most definitely broken out a lot and I believe it’s purging. Since the bottle is basically adapalene it will have the affects of making your acne worse before it gets better. I’ll keep using it and see how it goes

Maria Alvarado
Would have loved to try

I would have given a 5 star review the ingredients look excellent, however I never received my shipment.

Madison Robinson

I’ve been using ceraVe retinol for a while but wanted to change it up and try a stronger retinol. I’m not sure that this is any stronger, but it’s given the same results. They both work great so I can’t give it any less than 5 stars. Each morning I wake up my skin looks a little better than the day before. Drastic change from what it was.

Lindsey Perez
It Works 100%

I left this product on my face overnight, and I’d definitely say that this made all of my acne ready-to-pop kinda result😭which isn’t bad because it definitely made them go away afterwards, I’d say go for it if you’re thinking about it.

jacqui spinney

I would like to know the amount of retinol in this product