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Reviews for Epiduo to treat Acne
Review by Yoop (taken for 1 to 6 months):
My skin initially cleared up for the First week but then the next 2-3 weeks were horrible with a lot of breakouts!
For the first 3 weeks my skin was so red, painful, dry and peeling. Then all of a sudden everything went away...
My acne is minimal/almost completely gone after a little over a month and my skin feels so hydrated! Such a great product!
My dr prescribed me different creams & pills but nothing helped to clear my acne. My dr then sent me to a Dermatologist who prescribed me Epiduo Cream. It took around 3wks before I started noticing the changes. Using the cream burnt my face a little bit in the first wk but has not done it since. I have now been using Epiduo for almost a yr. My face has never been so clear, and very rarely do I get a pimple. I found the best way for it work for me, is I shower ever night & only wash my face with Gold bar soap. I then dry my face & apply the Epiduo very sparingly. When I wake in the morning, I use a flannel and wash my face. I do not use any creams, makeup or moisturier.
Review by James Kukis (taken for less than 1 month):
I have been using Epiduo for a week now and wow has it made a huge difference. I have tried many other products with no success. For years I saw the Epiduo commercials and just ignored them. (A Huge MISTAKE) I am 16 years old and have had a big acne problem for years now. I am so glad I finally suggested to my doctor to try this. I will say that it hurts, but during the day I wear an oil free facial lotion. I wear the Epiduo at night. I am getting used to it and so far I am very pleased! I wish someone would have suggested this to me years ago!
Was prescribed Epiduo by my doctor after being diagnosed with PCOS (spots/acne is often a common side effect of this) - anyway, first two weeks of using it my skin was BAD. Cystic acne, redness, itchy, painful skin to touch the whole nine yards. Then it just stopped being as painful and the spots really REALLY cleared up.
I have smooth cheeks now, with the odd one spot just creeping up hormonally as expected.
However, do not use any other harsh spot clearing product (or have a skin specific facial) on the face as I guarantee it'll be painful and red all day (speaking from experience!!!)
I am 17. Epiduo clears my acne so well. If I have a bad breakout and I use the Epiduo, my face is pretty much clear within a week after I start using it. I really love this product and it has definitely helped with my acne.
I am an 18 year old guy who has struggled with moderate acne for years. I have tried everything from benzoyl peroxide to salicylic acid and more. Recently, I went to the derm and got prescribed with epiduo, aczone, and doxycycline hyclate pills. I also wash my face with cetaphil bar soap. I have been using these things for 2 weeks and I have broken out more and my face got dried out and red. Should I continue this treatment or look for something else? Any comments/feedback/tips will be greatly appreciated.
I am 23 with adult onset acne. I have tried so many things from natural products (honey, banana, cinnamon etc.) to about every store bought product in existence! Nothing helped.
I've been on Epiduo for 4 days and have noticed my acne is already stopping. However, area on my face are very dry with peeling, red, itchy and painful to touch. Basically feels like a bad sunburn!
I do expect that this should go away from other reviewers results and plan to use a recommended lotion and avoid putting the Epiduo on the dry area of my face for now. I am also on amoxicillin twice daily.
I would recommend this so far!
I was 13 when i got my first epiduo, i suffered from serious painful burning on my cheek/chin, it was so bad,i couldnt wear foundation,moisturising cream because it stung because it felt like it scraped loads of my skin off, i have been using it for about 1-2 months and i cannot see a differance,the doctor said its the best going spot treatment, i wouldnt really reccomend it,and im on my 2nd perscription of epiduo now
I have been suffering from adult acne for over a year and finally plucked up the courage to see the dermatologist for the first time in my life and boy, am I glad I did! I have been using Epiduo paired with an oral antibiotic (Solodyn) for about 1 1/2 months and my skin already looks better. I did have the redness on my first application (like a sunburn) and there was a good amount of dryness around my mouth for the first few weeks, but if you stop applying to those dry areas, it gets better. I also experienced some burning - but only in the dry areas. I didn't really have an initial breakout, just a few little pimples that were NOTHING like the huge cysts that I had been so used to getting. Another pro - my skin is SO SOFT now.
16 users found this comment helpful.
A while ago, I was assured that Clinique could get rid of the problem areas on my cheeks if I were to use the 3 step system and the clinical dark spot corrector. The 3 step system worked for a while but, it never actually got rid of anything. It went from bad to worse in the last few months; cheeks completely exploded with red spots, whiteheads, small cysts and tiny pimples from wearing so much make up to try & cover up. Went to the docs, he gave me Epiduo. Been using it for under a week and my skin ALREADY looks 100% better. It's dry, yes, and turning slightly red, but even the pigmentation I've had for over a year is disappearing. I just moisturize in the morning now after washing my face and it seems to be less dry throughout the day, YAY.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I have been using Epiduo for a little over a month and my face broke out very bad the first two weeks and has been clearing up ever since. However, the Epiduo gel has made every single hyperpigmentation that ever existed on my face turn bright bright red and when I wear makeup they look purple. The first 2 weeks I broke out in terrible cystic acne on my chin in the lower parts of my cheeks, but that has all cleared up now since I stuck with the Epiduo. I don't think I would have stuck with it had there not been so many reviews online saying that this would happen. I do get a whitehead every other day but I'm hoping that that will continue to slow down and be completely clear within the next month like the other reviews have said.
Epiduo is amazing. I tried all sorts of acne creams and this one is like a blessing. I went to my dermatologist and she gave this for me to use! This is my second week and most of my pimples have eased and are gone. I'm impressed with this product and I will keep using it.
Epiduo is the best thing that's ever happened to my skin. I wasted so many years trying every product out there, and Epiduo really is the greatest. It has changed my life and made me so much more confident. PLEASE give this a try. It is a miracle in bottle.
14 users found this comment helpful.
I am 24, and have suffered from mild acne pretty much forever. I have very oily skin but was reluctant to go on Accutane. This is my second time using Epiduo. The first time I noticed it 'stopped working' and I was breaking out again, and that was only after a month or so. Going to try it long term this time! So far my skin is dry and peeling, but the results are amazing, not one spot at the moment.
I broke out with major cystic acne in my early 30s. I used Epiduo and it took a while to work but I am acne free today. If I get a cyst I apply Epiduo to it and no matter what I don't touch it. It's gone in 2-3days. Also, I pick at my acne so I realized getting acrylic nails prevent me from pick8ng even if I wanted to. If you do pick on one, wash with soap, dry and apply Epiduo. I notice that if I put a thicker layer on that it works better. I love Epiduo. It does cause redness but I'd much rather be red than cystic. Plus, being female, I can use concealer and base to cover the red. I do use Retin-A too.
Last year I stared using this. I used it for about 2-3 months maybe even more but it didn't make much of a difference. But I guess everyone's skin is different, it may work for some people and not for others.
I am 13, and for about a year or two I struggled with acne. I literally was obsessed with my skin. I was spending my free time looking up reviews of products and trying everything from cheap over the counter products to expensive department store ones and getting facials with my own money. All I can say is stop wasting your time and money looking for other products other than Epiduo. It took me a couple of months to start working and I'm happy to say that face is acne free. I was also using another product that I got from my Dermatologist called Ziana which was amazing also. I have to admit that my skin is a little more red than usual after using this wonderful product, but it can easily be concealed with a BB cream or tinted moisturizer.
I get cystic acne, so my dermatologist gave me EpiDuo. It definitely helped get rid of the pain and redness, and made the pimples less noticeable. BUT - if you have dry skin, beware! My dermatologist told me to put a pea-sized amount all over my face every night. I did that, and after about 3 days, my skin was flaky and painfully dry. I can only use it as a spot treatment now because it's just too harsh on my skin.
I'm seventeen and have been using Epiduo for about seven weeks. Ever since sixth grade, I've had enough acne to make me feel uncomfortable and cry at the sight of my skin with no make up. I apply Epiduo every night after my shower and have been very pleased with my results. At first, like everyone mentioned, it burned and dried out my skin (especially around my lips). However it wasn't bad enough for me to have to use a moisturizer. Avoid putting the gel around your eyes because that's where it burned the most. The burning and the dryness don't last long and are totally worth it. My skin is almost clear and my scars have even faded thanks to Epiduo. I strongly recommend this product.
21 users found this comment helpful.
This cream works wonders. I had very red, acne especially in my T area on my face and after a few days of using it, I noticed great improvements! My skin became less dry, I did not get fresh pimples everyday and the redness was starting to disappear. I've been using it for nearly 3 months now and my skin is actually smooth now, I no longer feel the bumpiness of having acne all over my face. However, when I first used it my skin dried SIGNIFICANTLY. My face felt incredibly tight, and I felt like I couldn't even move mouth because it was so uncomfortable! So I checked with my doctor and was told that it was normal, so don't fret if your skin starts to dry greatly upon first use. I definitely recommend this, my confidence has improved.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I have had acne since I was 12, and I have tried anything and everything you can think of as far as prescription oral antibiotics, topical medications, and have spent thousands of dollars on products that swore they would clear your skin in 30 days.. Ya right! Epiduo has been the only thing that had cleared my skin. I started it 6 weeks before my wedding and my skin was perfect! I get so many compliments on my skin now and I thought that would never happen! Epiduo worked 90 time better then Accutane did for me, and without all of the horrible side effects! I recommend to try it for at least 60 days! The only reason I gave it a 9 is because my skin did get very dry and irritated the first month, other then that I love it!
I previously used Epiduo and I absolutely loved it. It really helped keep my skin clear, and while some people have had issues with over drying or flaking, I find that it brings my skin to a 'normal' state and I just have to use a mild moisturizer (CeraVe is my personal preference). Anyway, when I ran out I couldn't get back to the dermatologist right away I started breaking out again. So, you do have to be really consistent with it. Put it on every night! You will see results. I just got a new bottle three days ago, and already my acne is less red and noticeably smaller. Love this product.
I'm 14 years old and have been struggling with acne for about 4 years now. I've tried everything for it but nothing worked, not even Proactive. About a week ago my doctor prescribed EpiDuo Gel and its amazing! It has dramatically cleared my face up to the point where people have actually asked what I use that is so effective. (And I thought that only happened in the cheesey commercials). I only use it at night because it dries my skin out really badly. I apply lots of moisturizer on top of it once it has dried completely. I recommend this product to anyone struggling with acne!
12 users found this comment helpful.
I've been on Epiduo for about a month. And yes, for the first week and a half, maybe 2 weeks, my skin was irritated and it burned when I put the gel on. However it subsides over time. Today when I put it, there is 0 irritation. Anyway, I had a breakout when I was started but right now, my skin is pretty clear and amazing compared to before. I do still get a few pimples here and then but nothing major and definitely not like anything compared to before. I will say that using Epiduo in the first month has its ups and downs. There'll be some days where you'll be like 'This isn't even helping!' But just wait it out.
18 users found this comment helpful.
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