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Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide review summary

7.9/10 Average Rating

199 Ratings with 194 User Reviews

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

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): So I'm 16, a teenager with acne, as usual. I used this product from my dermatologist and I have to say I love it! I didn't get any peeling or redness or pain at all. I really noticed a difference after the first day. It smoothed my skin and took away some scars. I love this product and would definitely recommend it for other teenagers like me dealing with acne.

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April 15, 2015 4:47 PM

Review by A.B.:

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1.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): My dermatologist gave me some samples of Epiduo and I tried it. Now, of course I know the saying, "it gets worse before it gets better." However, in my case it got much much worse, alot worse than I ever had. Bad enough where it greatly effected my self esteem. About two weeks into it, I had to stop because my face was burning really bad and it looked worse than ever. So, I stopped taking it because it was the type of acne that would leave scars so I stopped and used the other sample he gave me, which is Tazorac gel 0.1. Since I've been using that, it has cleared up my skin very well. Still have improvements to go but I like what results I'm seeing now. So, Epiduo didn't work for me but I guess it does for some people.

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March 31, 2015 9:28 AM

Review by Ana3789:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I have been using Epiduo every night for 3 weeks now and I can honestly say it has done wonders! I had terrible breakouts on my forehead and jaw line but this product has taken care of it and all I have now are red marks that will hopefully go away soon! There was a point where I broke out more but it seemed to be from my foundation so I would still recommend this!

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March 21, 2015 4:59 PM

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

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): My skin had a very nasty breakout after almost 10 years of no acne whatsoever (I'm 34 now). I have oily/combination skin and went on antibiotics/adapalene/topical solutions but nothing really helped. Finally, my dermatologist suggested that I try Epiduo as a night treatment (along with my daily moisturizer, Avene Cleanance Expert - another miracle product). Honestly, it only got worse before it started getting better. My skin got almost burned, it peeled badly and was really irritated. Somehow, very slowly and gradually it started clearing up. Now, after using Epiduo every other night for the last 3 months, my skin has almost minimal breakouts, looks and feels smoother and I'm on my way to reclaiming my lost clear skin and self-esteem.

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March 20, 2015 5:53 AM

Review by Laj1995 (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I recently just started using this product because my face was really breaking out with large pimples and I can tell you all from life experience that it works!!! My face has already cleared up after a week and eventhough my face is peeling bad, I still rate the product almost a 10.

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February 19, 2015 11:58 PM

Review by thomasee91 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I've been using Epiduo for about 8 months now and just like you, I was constantly scrolling through websites to see if this stuff really works. Let me tell you that it does.. When I first started using it, I had at least 5 spots a day and my skin also had lots of small bumps underneath it which you couldn't really see in certain lights, but none the less, it didn't give my skin a great look. So during the first few weeks of Epiduo, you will most probably break out, a lot. I did, and yes it is disheartening but the results are so worth it. My skin is now near perfect and although I sometime do get the odd spot, I am no longer self conscious about my skin, which I definitely was before! Please stick with it, you will not regret it!

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February 18, 2015 3:11 PM

Review by Shannon!:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I'm going to tell you right now, this was a SLOW process. It took 4 months for me to start seeing improvement, and my skin did get worse before it got better. I am now almost at the end of month five and I can honestly say I haven't been this happy in over a year. My horrible cystic acne that covered my entire face (forehead, cheeks, chin, jawline) is about 85-90% better and I actually feel like I have skin again. My acne was always very stubborn and consistent, but it would always get even worse the week before my period... this month all I got was one teeny tiny zit on my chin. I couldn't believe it! My skin continues to keep getting clearer! I know months seems like eternity when you have awful skin but stick with this product!!!

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February 16, 2015 9:43 PM

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

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): Epiduo saved my face. I've only been using it a few weeks and my skin has never looked better! Not harsh at all!! Especially compared to Retin-a. Can wear under make up and other products. It's a miracle in a bottle.

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February 14, 2015 9:27 AM

Review by Elii:

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6.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I recommend Epiduo for people with oily skin. For the most part, Epiduo is a very HARSH treatment that dries out and irritates the skin. It didn't really help my acne but it might've if I had oily skin.

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February 10, 2015 10:34 PM

Review by Bb2361:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): Epiduo along with pill form medication worked so well for me. Made my skins extra dry and sensitive to lotion but with one month my skin was smooth. I still have the scars but it's nothig a little concealer can't cover.

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January 27, 2015 3:35 PM

Review by Jazzpv:

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1.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I have been on Epiduo for about 3 weeks and it seems like every time I apply the gel I turn red and breakout more. Then it's accompanied by dry flaky skin. I think I'm going to stop the use of the Epiduo gel.

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January 27, 2015 10:02 AM

Review by mayj777 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I love Epiduo. I've been using this acne medication for 3 years now and have flawless skin. It does make your face dry and flakey when you start using it and it does take about 6 or more months to completely clear your face up so be patient. Always remember to wear sunscreen when using this product.

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January 21, 2015 7:47 PM

Review by Joe whatever:

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1.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I've been applying this every night before bed, and went through the process of having my skin flake off everywhere, and now I don't have dryness from it but I have to say it's been like 5 months and I still have acne. Looks the same as before.

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January 15, 2015 1:31 AM

Review by Anne B.:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I've been using Epiduo (as prescribed by my dermatologist) for couple of months and it's the only product I've tried that really cleared my acne. Be careful on applying thick layer because it might cause redness and skin will also peel. Just keep using it and you'll see the great effect for couple of weeks.

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January 14, 2015 11:05 AM

Review by Ashleye1987 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I have literally tried everything, aside from Accutane. My doctor gave me a prescription of Spironolactone along with some Epiduo. The spironolactone made me feel weird, and I almost passed out. I gave up on that quickly and began using the samples. I called my doctor to let him know that the Epiduo was working! For the first time in as long as I can remember, I was waking up with NO new zits. After a month of using Epiduo I am 75% clear and even my scars are fading faster. This has been the biggest blessing for me!

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January 13, 2015 2:55 AM

Review by Miranda L M (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I love this acne treatment. I have been using Epiduo for 5 months now and my face has never been clearer. I didn't have severe acne before but I HAD acne. I've tried different things like Proactive and Neutrogena face wash and nothing worked. I finally went to a dermatologist and he prescribed me Epiduo. I have normally really dry skin so within the first week I had really dry flaky skin but I laid off the medicine for about a week and just moisturized and after that I applied every other day till my skin was used to it. Only took about 3 months to completely clear my face up. I love Epiduo. It seriously works wonders. I recommend this product to anyone struggling with acne. It's so easy and as long as you are consistent it really works!

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January 12, 2015 11:16 PM

Review by breannnnaaa:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): It's saved my life. Literally been using it for 5 days now and my family and I have noticed a huge change in my skin. I've struggled with acne, zits, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads and everything else for years. A little bit of dry skin but nothing to complain about and I have not experienced any burning or redness. Couldn't be happier. My doctor recommended I use Cetaphil Oil control foam wash and Cetaphil oil control moisture so I use that twice a day (when I wake up and before I go to bed) and then apply Epiduo also before I go to bed.

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January 12, 2015 9:56 AM

Review by Rebecca_18:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I have had acne since I was 11 and I'm 18 now. I tried everything, including Proactive and Acutane. Nothing seemed to work and even when my acne got better I still had post acne red marks. I started Epiduo about 2 weeks ago and already have seen amazing results. No new acne has come in and I've coupled it with a Neutrogena alcohol free toner to tackle the red marks. My skin looks better everyday even though the marks aren't completely gone yet. My skin has not been dry but I still use Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Lotion every night to keep it moisturized.

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January 8, 2015 6:09 PM

Review by Robin01:

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2.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): My son has used this for about a month. It's possible he was using too much of it but his face is extremely dry and scaly feeling and also burns. He used it in his chest as well and you can actually see that the skin is burned and raw. We will discontinue use until these symptoms clear and then may go back to just a few days a week

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January 6, 2015 9:00 PM

Review by mostloved:

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6.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I've been using Epiduo for a month now, see some results but the dryness and redness is bad.

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January 5, 2015 3:34 AM

Review by MJ30089:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): Like everyone else mostly is I was scared to use this medicarion at first because I was worried I would get an Initial break out but that wasn't the case. This acne cream has cleared up almost all my acne. Right now I'm currently just battling acne marks. (Also I've noticed this product may help with fading them faster since Adapalene is a skin peeling agent) But the only reason I'm not eating this 10 is because of how dry it makes my skin, and red. When you use this product make sure you moisturize! At least twice a day. Besides the acne marks, my skin looks much better than it did 2 Months ago. I've been using this for 2 months and 90% of my acne disappeared. I still get some whiteheads of course but they're gone so much faster.

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January 2, 2015 8:12 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I have been using Epiduo for over 1 year now and besides the side effects, it has helped my face, chest and back acne tremendously! For the first few months of using it, I had terrible dry, flakey and very red irritating skin. I didn't care as much then but it really became a problem when I began to wear foundation. I now know to moisturize constantly and ONLY APPLY A THIN LAYER! Overall, thanks to Epiduo I barely have any acne on my chest. My back is no longer severely bad but now moderate and controlled. My moderate facial acne is so much better ! Only downfalls: sometimes my skin was terribly burnt and dry. Also really expensive but worth it!

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January 1, 2015 1:52 AM

Review by sans0 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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6.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I've suffered from acne for 8 years now and went through all sorts of phases. Now I'm 20 yrs old and it's all down on the chin area with deep, painful cysts everywhere. Unfortunately Epiduo (or any topical cream actually) is not good for that kind of stuff. If you're a teenager, this may yield more likely results. I had an extremely oily face as a teen so I didn't even experience the red/dry/flaky skin that most do. Sadly it stopped being effective about 6 months in so eventually I quit. Recently I've tried it again but now it gives me persistent painful red/dry/flaky skin and not much positive results. It may be better for other people.

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December 31, 2014 1:34 AM

Review by Hem__:

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9.0

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): Epiduo has saved my skin! I've been dealing with acne since late elementary school (I am now finishing high school). I've tried every product on the market. Finally my dermatologist gave me Epiduo and I noticed a difference within a week! I didn't get the side effects of dry skin but I did notice it irritated my skin a bit, I quickly got used to it. Now about 3 months later my skin is clear! I still get the occasional pimples brought on by teenage hormones but other than that, I'm completely happy with my skin! Thanks Epiduo!

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December 18, 2014 9:27 PM

Review by Alexrobinson_12:

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10

Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide): I'm so thankful for Epiduo! It works wonders! Yes, there is the downfall of dry flaky skin but that can be cured with Cetaphil oil control moisturizer. Other than that my face feels and looks amazing!

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