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Duac Rating Summary

8.0/10 Average Rating

112 Ratings with 109 User Reviews

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"I was prescribed this by the doctor. She never mentioned that it could make my skin raw, dry, flaky etc so when I read reviews, I was a bit afraid to use it. I didn't slather it on but put it on the spots directly (though it says it's not for that). I figured if they dried out, it wouldn't be too bad. I tried this and I thought it was really gentle. I had no red dry skin, the spots looked smaller...this made me think that maybe mine was out of date or hadn't been kept in the fridge before use like it says to do. Maybe I just have really resilient skin (as I have had acid peels). So for me, this was good. My skin isn't perfect but the big spots I used to get are a thing of the past and any new ones shrink quickly."

   
8.0

SarahWarah (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2016

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"I have been using Duac gel for 9 days now and my advice to anyone would be to persevere. I have very sensitive skin so was expecting some sort of reaction to the gel. After day 3 my skin was so red and sore. I moisturised throughout the day and this has really helped the patches of dry skin. On day 4 I only applied the gel for an hour and the next night didn't apply it to the worst area. Now on day 9 the redness has completely gone and my skin looks better than it has in years, I am so happy that I didn't give up on day 3 and that is mainly because of the reviews below. There is a chance that it will be painful that first week but don't give up! Will provide another review once I have used it for 2 months - can't wait to see the changes!"

   
8.0

Lara_d May 15, 2016

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"I get quite a few red spots only in my t zone, along with loads of little red bumps on my forehead. I've been using duac cream for about 5 days now and I have seen quite a good improvement, especially on my forehead. However, my skin is bright red and flaky that it almost looks worse. I don't have as many spots at all, but my whole face is red and constantly burning to the point where I cry. Yes it is good for spots, but for me it's not worth it."

   
5.0

Victoriatxxx May 12, 2016

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"Had the worst experience with this gel. I'm not the type to suffer from side effects and I reacted badly to this. It burnt my skin and went red raw for at least 4/5 days. It was also very very dry. Having acne is horrible but this cream is not worth it."

   
1.0

EP10 May 9, 2016

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"Found this gel great. I was prescribed a cream to try first and it made my skin all dry and red so had I stop using it. Doc prescribed this gel next and my skin cleared up within about two weeks and had been fantastic ever since. No random blow out and under the skin lump spots. Had no side effects and the tube actually goes quite far."

   
10

Sallysausage April 25, 2016

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"I was given duac and told my skin would do slightly dry, red, patchy etc.. First few days - no effect, after day 3 my face went bright red, extremely dry and sore with an intense burning and tingling sensation. After stopping for a few days and having to sleep with Vaseline on my face, I finally got back to my spotty normal skin, no dry patches, redness etc.. After a few days off Duac, I decided to try it again. I used it religiously every night before bed.. and NO reactions!! No dryness, redness, or burning!! It has been 2 months of using Duac every night and all of my spots have gone down and stayed away!! Still no dryness, redness or burning again. My advice.. STICK AT IT. Maybe a few days rest here and there, but stick at it."

MissSM (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 16, 2016

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"I've only been using Duac for 5 days but my skin is already so much clearer. I'm experiencing the dryness and peeling, but I can count the amount of new spots I've had since using it on one hand. Usually when I get up in the morning I can expect to see at least 3 new spots on various parts of my face, so it's a huge improvement for me. I was put on it because I obsessively pick at my skin (which is linked with my anxiety) and so, the more blemishes I have, the more I damage my face. So far, Duac is really helping me to leave my face alone and I hope it will continue this way. If anyone has a similar problem I would recommend at least giving it a try."

   
8.0

jek95 April 12, 2016

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"Honestly so happy that I was prescribe this!!! Never ever had problems with my skin and then recently I was diagnosed with 'mild acne' and given this .. Absolutely over the moon with how much its cleared up my face and I had results within the first night of using it! Skin is dry in the morning but overall would definitely recommend this product!!"

   
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Al98x April 11, 2016

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"Its a great cream but, every morning I have to peel my skin?...my acne was fine with in an month."

   
9.0

Miha (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2016

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""It is really effective. I had a lot of treatment for my acne but it never went. I was hopeless a then my doctor prescribed Duac to me I used and it really worked but when I stop using it my acne comes back.""

   
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ammy blue March 31, 2016

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"After four years of trying different medications such as the 'dabber', lotion the pill, two gels and tablets I have been perscribed Duac and I really hope it work! Had my first lot tonight so hopefully it might help!"

   
9.0

Lucyloo978 March 29, 2016

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"Been using it for over a month now, still the same amount of spots if not even more, has not worked for me, time to visit the GP again"

   
2.0

Moey (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2016

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"This product started to work for me in about a week. I had problems with chin acne and it cleared up within two weeks. It did leave my skin dry and itchy so I used a moisturiser for my skin the next morning after applying the gel the night before. A very effective product I love it!"

   
8.0

CaKe425 (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2016

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"No acne just blemishes after shower and leave pimples. Only get red cheeks and raised pimple when hot. Doctor gave me this to try. Applied first lot tonight. See how it goes ...."

   
6.0

VikJ (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2016

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"First time I tried this it left me with VERY red itchy and dry skin for at least a week so I took a gap and coated my face in coconut oil instead for a week to help it. I then went back on to it using a little less than before but also I swapped my moisturiser with coconut oil. My skin is still dry and can get itchy but the redness has totally gone down, the red acne scarring on my face has gone down a lot and it's only been two weeks. Very impressed."

   
9.0

Annabelle010 March 1, 2016

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"We'll I've had spots on my cheeks, neck, forehead and the bridge between my eye brows for ages, they never mature (into a whitehead) but just seem to stay and blend in with my skin leaving my skin tense, dry, and dark especially around the cheeks, I was prescribed 30g Duac on 19/02/16 so I shall return in about a month for an update but after a week I see no changes to my skin as of yet!"

   
5.0

Johnnnny February 27, 2016

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"I have very sensitive skin and am prone to dry/itchy skin however Duac has not affected me in this way at all. Duac literally got rid of all my spots on my forehead within a few uses, and not only that, but that was 3 years ago and I haven't suffered since. I use it every now and then on the odd spot but that's all...Duac is a miracle!!!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 16, 2016

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"40 yrs old & last year tried the progesterone only pill for just 5 months (ceased that pill 4 months ago) but ever since my once near perfect skin has been plagued by constant hormonal spots. The doctor prescribed Duac & said it could cause redness & drying. I used this for 2 nights only, last Monday & Tuesday, applying just a very thin layer to all areas affected by spots as per the directions. By Wednesday afternoon my skin had started going pink & itchy so I didn't use it again. Woke up Thursday morning with red, itchy, burning patches all over, like port stain birthmarks, & it is still driving me crazy now, trying not to scratch, using moisturisers but to no joy - 5 days it has been like this, wish I had not used it."

   
1.0

SamPUK February 14, 2016

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"I'm 26 and have suffered from severe spots since my early teens. I've been using this cream for around 3 weeks now. I had quite severe spots on my chin that would become really sore. My Dr gave me duac along with tablets to take for 6 weeks. I've noticed such a massive improvement already and I've got so much more confidence. It does dry your skin but I've started using cleanser and a cleansing oil after washing my face and I've got no dry skin. Only apply to areas that need it because it can make your face really red and itchy. Overall I think it's brilliant I'm so glad I finally went to my Dr "

   
9.0

Louisel February 14, 2016

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"I've been using Duac for over 10 yrs and it's a miracle med. I'm now 50 and rarely have acne but what Duac does is to shirk my pores or at least it looks like it does. Don't know what I would do without it!!"

   
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Misty3333 February 9, 2016

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"Face has become very red, itchy, dry and sore. Skin looks worse!"

   
1.0

unhappypatient February 7, 2016

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"I've never used any type of acne medication, I've been using this for a week now and I can see a big improvement only problems I see is that it leaves my skin extremely dry and itchy which is irritating but hey no more acne! ^-^ I would recommend as long as you have a extremely good moisturizer!"

   
7.0

Alpacalypse January 31, 2016

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"It is really effective. I had a lot of treatment for my acne but it never went. I was hopeless a then my doctor prescribed Duac to me I used and it really worked but when I stop using it my acne comes back."

   
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Juwairiah (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2016

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"I had a clean face but since I had dramatic weight loss I had an outbreak of acne. My dermatologist gave me duac, I've used it since September and it has been slow but I've seen a big change. Its doing its job well , only thing is that it leaves your skin dry."

   
8.0

Chillyhaya (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 13, 2016

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"So I was prescribed Duac on Monday 11th by my doctor after trying 3 different types of treatment which didn't really work! I know it's early days but I have seen slight improvement already!!! I have had no side effects at all, no burning sensation, no flaking skin, doesn't make my makeup go cakey either! Absolute love this so far!!"

   
7.0

AllyH91 January 13, 2016

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