- Question: my question....is it ok to go sun tanning if i use differin cream on my face at night and then wash the cream off in the morning before going tanning. is your skin only UV sensitive while wearing the cream? or is it sensitive all the time whether or not ur actually wearing it? also, is topical isotretinoin (isotrex) more effective than differin?
Your skin is photosensitive in general while using Differin, not just when you are wearing the product. Both are topical forms of retinoid, derived from vitamin A, it would depend upon which strength is stronger, not particularly the brand. Best skin care wishes.