hims acne treatment

what’s in it?

Active ingredients

Tretinoin Strengths:
Low 0.0125%
Medium 0.022%
High 0.035%

Clindamycin: 1% 

Niacinamide: 4%

Non-active Ingredients:

Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Laureth-4, Octydodecanol, Octydodecyl xyloside, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Silicone Oil, Cyclomethicone, Ethanol, Macadamia PEG-8 Ester, Andiroba Carrier Oil

common ingredient questions:

  • % Naturality: 14%
  • Tested on Animals: No
  • Gluten Free: Yes
  • Paraben Free: Yes
  • Petrochemical Derivative Free: No
  • Pthalates Free: Yes
  • Silicone Free: No
  • Sulfate Free: Yes
  • Synthetic Fragrance Free: Yes
  • Coconut free

what’s the recommended dosage?

For all questions related to your rx prescription, please consult with your doctor using our secure messaging platform, or contact the pharmacy directly to speak to your pharmacist. You can find their contact information on your bottle or packs.

i placed an order, how does this work?

Since this treatment is a prescription medication, after you place your requested order you will be prompted to complete a medical assessment and complete an online visit with a doctor. From there they will let you know if they recommend treatment. you can find more info about the independent doctors accessible through our platform and care delivery here.

what are the potential side effects?

Common side-effects: 

Skin burning/itching, Dry skin, Red skin, Skin peeling, Irritation, Oily skin, Sun sensitivity. 

Uncommon Side-effects:

Intestinal condition (diarrhea), Allergic reaction, Skin discoloration, Skin inflammation, Blistering. 

Common side effects can be minimized and mitigated by:

  • Using the products every other day, or even every 3 or 4 days.
  • Using a moisturizer throughout the day alongside these Rx products.
  • Reducing usage of other potentially irritant skin products such as acidic or exfoliant face washes.
  • Using a facial sunscreen during periods of sun exposure.

If you are experiencing any uncommon side-effects or ongoing discomfort please discontinue usage and contact your doctor by logging into forhims.com and heading to our secure messaging portal. 

why am I not getting the Everyday Moisturizer with my Acne Cream anymore?

We stopped offering the Everyday Moisturizer bundled with the Cream for now, but you can still purchase it directly off our website here

why is my renewal prescription different?

We are constantly working to update the skin products available through our platform so our customers can access the most effective treatments at an affordable price. 

Your prescription may be adjusted if your healthcare provider deems your medical needs would be better treated with a different medication, or if the formula you were previously prescribed is no longer available. 

Currently the following active ingredient strength options are available: 

Tretinoin: 0.0125%, 0.022%, 0.035% 

Clindamycin: 1% 

Niacinamide: 4% 


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