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User Reviews for Adapalene / benzoyl peroxide

Also known as: Epiduo, Epiduo Forte

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7.4
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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Hello! Well... I've never had an acne skin. I have a mixed-oily skin and I have some acne when I get stressed. That' s the reason why I visited a dermatologist. The doctor recommended me to use epiduo (every night), after I wash my face with a foam (I use the same foam in the morning with a gel cream after it and a moisturizing cream, as many times as I want). Doctor informed me that this cream may affect me (redness, itching, drought, pain) but my face got like sunburned and it was scratching me so much. I was afraid and I stopped it yesterday. I don' t know if I continue using this cream."

   
3.0

Ale_gre March 27, 2017

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For Acne: "Ive been using this product for over 2 years off and on. The first time I used it, it cleared my skin up within 3 weeks of nightly use. I did have some drying/flaking of the skin in the first week, but eventually this subsided and stopped. I have very oily skin, with acne primarily at the bottom corners of my chin (below the corners of mouth), around my mouth and forehead (especially on the temples). This product has worked very well for me. Once my acne has gone away for a few weeks, I stop regular use and only use as a spot treatment as needed, it greatly reduced the amount of time that sores need to heal."

   
9.0

VanessaSt (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 25, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I have mild redness and swelling of pimples and scarring due to stress that I just could not clear up with over the counter products. I decided to go to a dermatologist and they prescribed me Epiduo (cream) and Minocycline (a pill) to help with the inflammation. I do have sensitive skin and each day I use it, it does burn when I put it on and leaves my face red and very dry! But.....I already see an improvement in my skin! They did say to use Epiduo gel every OTHER day if the redness and dryness continues. I am also using CeraVe lotion afterwards to moisturize (their recommendation) and it does not leave an oily residue like others I have tried and it truly is a great light weight lotion! I have faith in this acne product! Keep using it! :)"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Read reviews from others and want to offer some advice on what I have learned and did to use Epiduo. First, Retin A will make the skin soft and susceptible to damage so do not pick skin as it can rip off layers causing scars. I use a sensitive skin soap such as Cetaphil sensitive skin soap. DO NOT scrub your face which stimulates sebum production. Use your finger tips and be as gentle as possible washing face AM/PM daily. When starting retinoids/ Epiduo, apply at night after washing and let face dry 20min. Apply 50/50 with Cetaphil eczema sensitive skin moisturizer. If you skin is red skip a night but I found that this moisturizer will eliminate the redness. Apply moisturizer in the AM after washing/softly drying your face. Use sunscreen"

   
8.0

JimmyDS1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Burns face frequently causing severe pain,has not helped with acne"

   
1.0

Gee1921 March 17, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I'm a young teenage girl and I've struggled with acne since 6th grade and like any other young girl want to have a clear completion so I looked into acne treatments and found good review on epiduo so I went to my dermatologist and she said it was good to start and so I slowly progressed epiduo into my acne routine I used it for about 4 days and I saw progress in my acne being reduced in redness and size. I was thrilled. A few days later I went onto spring break and decided not to wear makeup and I realized around my mouth and wherever I put the epiduo gel was really red a day later after that my skin legit started to peel off my face. I stopped using it and it won't go away. HELP!!!!"

   
1.0

Saigey March 17, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Honestly don't give up on this cream, i had acne since I was 13 years old, trying all sorts to clear my skin but nothing worked so i just dealt with it every day covering myself in make up. I'm now 21 and my skin is as clear as it has ever been, I started to use this cream 6 months ago but after 2 weeks on it I broke out in spots even more and my skin started to peel to the point I couldn't even touch my face cause it hurt so I gave up the cream for a few weeks but then decided to read some reviews and I took on advice of what people were saying to stick to it. I went back to the doctors got the cream again, 3 months on the redness/peeling stopped and skin is clear, I no longer wear make up and feel confident! STICK IT OUT!"

   
9.0

sammypp55 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 9, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I Used this treatment after using a few different antibiotics, retin A, some zinc lotion to which absolutely nothing worked! I went to my doctor almost in tears and he prescribed me this and said this is the best acne treatment from a GP and if this doesn't work he will refer me to a dermatologist And my god was he right. This is the only cream that has EVER worked. It burns like hell but your skin gets used to it after a bit and you have to be patient Also to let people know my ACNE was moderate it's now nearly gone. The cream doesn't cure you from getting spots but it definitely is the best thing I've used , my skin used to be SEVERE but it calmed down when I went on the Yasmin contraceptive pill, another drug I can't live without"

   
8.0

Jo601192 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 28, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I have been recently having bad acne for a year now, I went to my dermatologist and they prescribed epiduo. For the first week it worked great and really helped with my acne. But during the second week thats when it started to get bad. After I would use it my skin would burn and it hurt so bad that I was in tears. Nothing helped the burning but applying ice too it. It also made my face very red and my skin started to flake off. I don't tend to have sensitive skin either... would not recommend"

   
3.0

Katlyn K February 28, 2017

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Epiduo Forte (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "This med lost one point only bc of it's so pricey epiduo forte has totally changed my life!! I have tried seriously EVERYTHING to get rid of my acne. I'm 20, almost 21, and have been fighting it since I was like 14!! Trying med after med, everything a failure. then I tried epiduo forte!! for the first couple months I was like, "whatever another failure" bc I didn't see any results. But then the 3rd month hit! and I haven't had acne since!! so here's my advice for epiduo forte users: 1) USE LOTION W/ IT! something like cerave or cetaphil. put just a SMALL drop that you spread all over then use lotion on top of that 2) use it at morning AND night (w/ lotion) if you need to! I saw better results this way 3) Don't give up on it. give it 3 month"

   
9.0

Bekah0530 February 27, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "One word WOW. I was really depressed about my skin, and I decided to go to a dermatologist after finishing my exams. She gave me EPIDUO and another medicine. At first my skin got irritated and for 2 days it was really red and was peeling, I talked to my derm and she told me to stop the other medicine and use a moisturiser before applying EPIDUO, I continued using it every other day and results after a month was amazing. Now I have less acne and every 2 months I do a deep cleanse which is called HYDRAFACIAL. I don't really use much make up like I used before, I'm not applying foundation, and relatives and friends are surprised too. Thanks EPIDUO. btw I'm still using it but I just apply it once or twice a week."

   
9.0

someone thats happy with this February 25, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I've been using epiduo for a little over a year and it takes time but it got rid of so much acne!!! I was so happy until a month ago…my acne started coming back and I'm very disappointed because I thought I had finally gotten rid of my acne and then it came back:("

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 22, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Cannot stress how grateful I am. A miracle cure for for my acne. Thank you for finally giving me clear skin"

   
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Anonqwerty February 21, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I have been using Epiduo for a couple of years and LOVE the results. Right around the time I turned 25, my skin absolutely flipped out with terrible hormonal acne around my chin/jawline area. Tiny bumps, cystic acne, you name it. My dermatologist put me on doxycyline for a month along with Epiduo gel applied morning/night. After everything cleared up and my doxycyline prescription finished, I was put on a regimen with Epiduo for nighttime application and Aczone for morning application. My dermatologist let me know that Epiduo is great for the small bumps associated with hormonal acne, and Aczone was prescribed to treat the cystic acne problem. This has in fact held true and I haven't had a breakout since."

   
9.0

KristenG1012 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "My 14 year old son was prescribed epiduo for his moderate acne about 3 months ago. I myself am 36 and have suffered from acne my whole life (since the 5th grade!!) anyways, I decided to try it with him and I'm so glad I did. At first it made both of our skin break out and was red, itchy, peeling and irritated. So we started using every other night instead (also, only use at night and AVOID EYE AREA!!) After about 2-3 weeks of using epiduo I noticed a dramatic improvement in both of our skin. Now my son may have a few tiny little pimples here or there but nothing like it was before and I don't have any at all! Not only am I pimple free but my melasma/dark spots are almost completely gone!! I highly recommend!!"

   
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Daisy128 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 21, 2017

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Epiduo Forte (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I've been using Epiduo for maybe 4 months now. I use a pea-sized amount all over my face every night. I have to say, it didn't do wonders for my skin. It caused peeling, dry patches, and super sensitive skin. Whenever I wash my face with Cetaphil, it burns. Moisturizing my face burns as well. I know it's suppose to get worse before it gets better but I've just seen no improvements. It wasn't for me but maybe it'll work for you :)"

   
2.0

Sophhhhh February 10, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "When I say I've tried almost everything on the acne on my chest, I really mean it. I broke out all over my torso, upper arms and forehead on holiday when I was 13 and have been in and out of dermatologists ever since. I've tried pills, lotions, changing my diet etc and had no results. I've even been on accutane for four months. I tried one last time and my derm gave me Epiduo. I'm not going to lie, my skin was unbelievably itchy, red and irritated for a while but I began to see results quite quickly. I've been on it for 3 months now and I can honestly say I've never been this clear. Going to see if every other day will keep it going. Might not work for everyone but certainly worked for me."

   
9.0

MrsBUK February 8, 2017

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For Acne: "(Background: hormonal adult acne, dry skin) I went on Epiduo when my acne started getting relatively moderate when I was around 21. I had read about the initial purge and was willing to stick it out. My face was raw, red, painful to touch, all moisturizers stung whether they were oil or water based, I couldn't wear make-up and my acne was worse. I stuck it out for 4 months and convinced myself each week I was "seeing results," but my acne was still moderate but I had a lot of new scars. Recently I got Neutrogena's Rapid Clear Leave On Mask which is 2.5% BP you can apply up to 3x a day - no redness, barely any flakes, I truly believe I was intolerant to the adapelene or any inactive ingredients. Switch after 4 weeks if you don't see results!"

   
3.0

Shoree February 8, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "If I could give this a zero I would. I read a ton of reviews before using this product and I was very confident it would work. Reviews and my dermatologist told me that it would take at least a month for any results to be seen but its been almost 3 months and I'm nearly finished with a bottle and I have seen absolutely no results. if anything my acne is worse. I have been taking birth control for a year and a half now and it completely cleared my face but after being on it for about a year, my face began breaking out worse than ever before. I have horrible cystic acne on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. It's never been this bad thats why I started using epiduo. All its done is waste my time and make my acne worse. I cry every day."

   
1.0

anon34635 February 3, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I've been on this medication with Doxycycline just now hitting the 4 week mark. It's sad reading all of these reviews with most people saying they have cleared up within two weeks or so. I'm starting to lose a bit of hope seeing as I get at least one to two new pimples a day (averaging out) which is about my usual amount. Even if that doesn't sound like a lot I have cystic acne so it adds up quite quickly! ): I will however say I found this to be super mild compared to Dans acne.org BP which kept me clear for a year and then the acne came back. Epiduo has made my skin texture super soft and nice! It's very smooth feeling which is wonderful, but so far it's not keeping my skin clear or changing the nature of my breakout type/size."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 1, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "It's true. The first two weeks really are horrible. So make sure you don't start this if you have big plans coming up. I broke out in huge spots, my face was red and tender and my skin was flaking off in big pieces. You can not wear make up at this point. If you get cracked corners of your mouth like I did, hydrocortisone 1% really is your saviour. Cleared it up in two days. I moisturised throughout the day with cetaphil and cleansed every morning and night with cetaphil cleanser. Two weeks later, my skin is almost clear. My dryness is almost gone and the scars are fading. Stick with it. It really works. It just gets worse before it gets better"

   
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Acne Annie (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I've never written a review before but from the use of Epiduo and two other medicines (tretinoin and minocyclene) my cysts have been brought to white heads over night. I'm only on my 4th day of using this so I'm probabaly in the purging stage, but I'm so happy they aren't deep cysts anymore. I also have a problem with scabs all over my face and with the slight drying this medicine causes the scabs peel off so easily and don't leave a mark. I haven't experienced any of the burning people talk about but my skin has gotten flaky. Hopefully it keeps getting better!"

   
5.0

Rach90 January 29, 2017

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Epiduo Forte (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "I'm on my 10th week of the drug, and it usually takes 12-16 week to see the full effects.I apply it at nighttime, and sometimes apply a layer of moisturizer 15-30 minutes afterwards. It dried me out SO much in my first month and a half of use that I had to start skipping nights and use three layers of moisturizer. My skin burned when I would put on my lotion because it was THAT dry. I now use it everyday and still have 2-4 active breakouts at any given time. I also get A LOT of small whiteheads (those may be from shaving my face though) and I extract them myself, which probably isn't a good idea. My skin is definitely better on the medication than off, I just hope the results are better in 2-4 additional weeks of use."

   
6.0

KKD1066 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 22, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "Wait it out! I'm a 32 yr old female that began suffering from adult cystic acne just over a year ago. For some reason, only the right side of my face really broke out and the acne was deep and painful. After using Epiduo for the recommended 3 months, I wasn't seeing results. The itchiness and peeling stopped after only two weeks of using it so I thought the product wasn't even working for me at the 3 month mark. I stuck with it anyway and now at 4 months, I have no more active acne and my skin is baby smooth! The down side to this med is that it caused post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which takes time to fade. But I'm happy that until then, my feels good and there's no more acne!"

   
9.0

Pags (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2017

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Epiduo (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: "24 years old, I have very hormone-related acne, with oily skin. Used alongside tetralysal and yasmin combined oral contraceptive, works wonders. I ran out over xmas and my skin flared up very badly (I also had exams - I am training to be a doctor - and obviously over the festive period I perhaps indulged in a few sugary treats which I'm sure didn't help...) but epiduo sorted it out in a matter of weeks. As other users have remarked, do be careful as it can burn the skin a little and it becomes a little flaky. If this happens stop using for a few days and moisturise the non-spotty areas which are peeling. I would also recommend lots of fruits and veggies, minimal chocolate, plenty of exercise and regular cleaning of the face."

   
9.0

charlieengland January 13, 2017

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