User Reviews for Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide

Also known as: Epiduo

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Review by Rhodavvv:

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3.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I have moderate acne, cysts blackheads white heads on cheeks and chin. Applied nightly to face for 6 weeks, no improvement noticed. Got the purging period I think, but it never got any better. Am taking anti-biotics now hopefully those help instead

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October 10, 2014 6:26 PM

Review by tadam100:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: This stuff is amazing! At first I had my doubts because in the first week my face became red, sore, dry and flaky. However, that is something that you have to put up with for a week or two. My skin is almost completely clear and I am up to about month 4 of using the gel. My advice is do not give up on the gel, keep using it and you will see improvements!

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October 9, 2014 6:47 AM

Review by Jasmin Djaoen (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Acne: I had horrible acne and I decided I needed to go the doctor. Then he prescribed me benzoyl peroxide wow I saw a huge difference within 4 weeks it was clearing my acne and my scars but after like 5 weeks of using it I stopped for a while so around 5 months after I began using it again because I got a little blemishes and a little acne and after 1 day of starting again I saw a big difference and I never got any no side effects this is a really great product I recommend it for everyone !

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October 8, 2014 8:21 AM

Review by William Packer:

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10

For Acne: I use this once in the morning and once at night. I have been doing this for about a week now. My acne went from severe to nothing. Absolutely acne free in one week. I have read that some people are having issues getting burned on the med after using once a day. They tell you this.. put it on for an hour... wash it off for the first week. But it had no negative effects for me. I just jumped in twice a day and I am happy I did so. If you want to take some risk and are in a hurry to get completely acne free in a 1 week. Go twice a day.. Don't apply any other things to your face. No washes. That could irritate it more. Just go twice a day, one week and hopefully you won't have any acne. Then you can drop down to nightly as a maintenance dose.

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October 5, 2014 10:28 AM

Review by Jazzy jay:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I had really bad acne for years, and finally my doctor told me to try out Epiduo, and it worked! But like all great things it took some time, I started using it when I was about 19 and its cut back on my scarring and everything but I also used it with Birth Control because my breakouts are hormonal! So with the help of birth control and Epiduo my skin is the dream team. Without my birth control though Epiduo works Good but with it, it works AMAZING! It's all about finding that combination with your skin. Hope this helps. And just be patient because it takes a little time but totally worth it.

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October 1, 2014 7:26 PM

Review by Colin S.:

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6.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I Had Extreme Acne, Pimples, Dark Spots, And Red face, oily as well. I was prescribed EpiDuo by my doctor, and I saw results in about 1 week, pretty much almost all of my face clearing up. Then a couple days ago, when I applied it, my face burned horribly, I thought it was my cleanser, but it wasn't. EpiDuo makes your skin dry and burn, but only for a little bit, still a good acne cream!

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September 30, 2014 10:15 PM

Review by i5abella:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I was prescribed this cream by my dermatologist years ago and have been using it ever since. I suffer on and off from large, cyst-like pimples on my chin that haven't surfaced from the skin, and Epiduo clears them before they even have a chance to surface! It's also great for the occasional pimple. I notice results in as little as 1-2 days. My only problem is makeup application; as others have said, it can dry out and flake the skin. However, a little cream goes a long way and I would strongly suggest not to lather a large amount of the product on your face.

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September 17, 2014 8:51 AM

Review by jcl22 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I have an oily face and bad acne usually around once a month. I started applying Epiduo every night, and saw results immediately. My face was clear and non-oily. Then within a couple days, my face became over dry and it hurt and burned to put it on at night. It was miserable but only lasted the 1st week. My face then returned to it's normal oily level, but while also having the roughness of dry skin and peely skin in some spots. My face was also extremely red and sensitive, and my acne was much worse. After about 1 month, I decided to stop using it every night and only apply it on acne when needed and it is so much better this way. Face is no longer overly sensitive and red. Side note, this does bleach towels/pillowcases/etc.

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September 15, 2014 4:35 PM

Review by SydneyGirl (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I've used this product for about 1-2months and it is incredible. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so acne is a problem. Deep, sore, under the skin pimples would flare up and be so painful - no amount of expensive face wash would help. After Epiduo I haven't had a single under the skin pimple! It's clearing out blackheads, too. You need to be really careful using it though. Use too much and your skin will be peeling for days on end. Use only a tiny bit on problem areas and ease yourself onto it. This is a great product that has really helped. My skin is loving it.

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September 12, 2014 1:34 AM

Review by epilover (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I used Epiduo for three days and saw major results so I continued. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I have no problems and no side effects. I wash my face with sulfacleanse and then use the Epiduo at night. Its amazing what its done for me.

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September 11, 2014 10:00 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I do not have sensitive skin. The first time I tried using this product, it drys up my face causing redness and flaky. Now it's hurts so much I have to discontinue this product. My face is so dry and red now.

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September 10, 2014 12:22 PM

Review by lala03 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: It helped at first but stopped after one month. It may be better for teens.

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September 10, 2014 10:46 AM

Review by Shaye!:

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1.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I used Epiduo for about 3 weeks, the reason why I started using it is because I had small little dots on the sides of my face. The first couple of days my face felt like it was burning and it went so red. It caused so much acne on my face! Now I have a lot of big pimples on my face which scar. I have used a few acne creams but this one has been the worst by far.

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September 6, 2014 9:26 AM

Review by Rach94:

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I've been using this for about a week but so far my skin seems to be peeling off and burning. However, it is calming down my acne and hopefully these side effects will go the more I use it. I am entitled to it free because I live in the UK.

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August 27, 2014 6:49 PM

Review by Ej99 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: Amazing! Had bad spots for years finally went to the docs and got this. Within a week most of my spots have gone and my skin looks the best it has in years! Recommend this to everyone!

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August 22, 2014 9:04 AM

Review by Mea1990:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: Its funny to read how many get "burned and dry/ flaky skin". The first thing my doctor told me was, EASE into it! use a VERY light layer and ONLY at night - not in the morning as well. A pea sized amount is enough. Put it on your finger and dot it around your face and then massage them out. He also told me that if it starts to burn/hurt, STOP using it for a few days. You should NEVER EVER keep using it when your face is in pain, obviously. Plus you need a very good, heavy moisturiser. This stuff is made from peroxide and retinoid, so it will sting a little the first times you use it, but if you use common sense it will go away within weeks. I feel bad that people use it the wrong way and then blame the product. Works great for me

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August 22, 2014 8:00 AM

Review by AcneSucks:

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2.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I have been struggling with acne for 12 years, and have kept it under control after switching acne stuff every year once my skin get use to it. Now that I am 28 I am experiencing a different type of acne. They are little baby dots all over my forehead and I have oily skin. So I tried Epiduo a month ago. It broke me out the first couple of days and then it went back to the original state. It also broke me out around my jaw line which I didn't have this issue before. It cleared up a little bit around my eyebrows and stuff but not much. I am very disappointed and this is not the route for me. It didn't burn for me or dry me out except a dime size area below my lip ring. I am making an appointment to try something stronger.

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August 21, 2014 1:38 PM

Review by Griggles:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I am a 21 year old college student who has been suffering from mild-moderate acne since middle school. Now, I guess I'd consider myself having adult acne due to hormones. I have never been on any forms of birth control (mainly scared of possible weight gain). I have literally went to Pharmacies every few months tried something different for my acne. I would make a list and I am telling you just about EVERY brand, product, etc was on there. I was prescribed Epiduo at night and Aczone for the mornings. WOW WHAT AN AMAZING COMBINATION. I am clear of white heads and active zits and now am only battling with scarring. PLEASE give it a try. Took about a solid month to work. I didn't peel either.

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August 19, 2014 8:04 PM

Review by Ejg7 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I have had bad spots for a couple of years now, seemed to get worse the older I get but isn't quite acne. Went to the doctor was prescribed Epiduo. Have been using for 4 days now and I'd say my spots have reduced by around 50% already! I have really dry sensitive skin already so was a little worried about the reviews stating burning/redness. There is a slight tingly feeling but nothing unbearable and only had redness for the for the first 2 days. I've used loads of face washes and creams over the counter but nothing had ever worked so quickly and effective on my skin. So impressed with this and would definitely recommend for anyone feeling insecure about their skin like I was.

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August 16, 2014 5:29 AM

Review by Epiduouser (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: A couple days ago I was prescribed Epiduo, I didn't have really bad acne but I had just enough where I didn't like my face. I've been trying Epiduo for a couple days now and I have already seen improvements in my face.

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August 12, 2014 12:20 PM

Review by Fallout101 (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I started using Epiduo and it was working perfectly. Then one day around my eyebrows started to hurt then the next day the skin was peeling. It wasn't sunburn for sure because there was no sunshine for days. I put the lotion on it and it stung. Three days later my skin is still peeling, it hurts when I touch it, and my acne is back.

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August 8, 2014 2:59 PM

Review by Hannah gg:

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3.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: Ok so my face is EXTREMELY OILY and everyone says it's really harsh on your face for the first week but it only was harsh for 1 day and now it does nothing not even dry my acne a little and I don't know why it works for everyone else. I hate my acne and it nothing ever works.

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August 6, 2014 11:18 PM

Review by Isabel28 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I'm using Epiduo, and its already on my 3rd month. And it's not that effective. My pimples are still there. I also suggest use sunblock in the morning so that your face won't burn.

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August 2, 2014 10:24 AM

Review by DaniDawnG:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: Epiduo is amazing. I had pretty bad face and back acne for a while and nothing worked to clear it. My sister had the same problem so she was prescribed Epiduo and it helped her a lot so I decided to give it a try. It cleared my skin really fast. I saw a difference after just using it twice. I read other comments and they all complained about the dryness and burning but that only happens because they use it everyday from the start. You're supposed to ease into it like maybe use once every 3 days then after a few times of doing that use it every other day and then if you really need to, which I find that I don't, you use it everyday.

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August 1, 2014 2:18 AM

Review by Leah new mommy:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: I've never had acne as a teen, my skin was usually oily but nothing a little oil control toner couldn't fix . I had pretty clear skin. I'm 25 yr old and have had my first baby and that's when it started I could not believe how I broke out with severe acne. I tried a lot of over the counter acne washes but nothing worked. I went to a dermatologist who prescribed me 2 pill medication and acne night gel. IT DIDN'T WORK. I went to family physician and she prescribed me Epiduo thank God. It worked right away after a week of using it only at night after washing my face with Cetaphil. I've had clear skin a little burning after a week and peeling but it sure was worth it I LOVE this stuff. Acne free. Thank you.

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July 31, 2014 12:19 AM

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