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Duac Rating Summary

7.9/10 Average Rating

142 Ratings with 143 User Reviews

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"I used this cream for my acne and about 3 months later it cleared up my skin. However it did leave my skin Itchy, dry and very red. I stopped using the cream for about a month and use it occasionally when I get a spot, but when I go to take it off I have a red mask on! It's worse than having spots to be fair. I have red patches everywhere and it takes a while to go. Does anyone know how to get rid of the red itchy skin?"

   
3.0

Girly321 February 20, 2017

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"I never really had acne but around 2 years ago, I started to get pimples on my hairline but nothing too serious. I went to the doctor and he prescribed me Duac. Though my pimples cleared away, my skin got extremely dry, to the point where I was so embarrassed to go anywhere cos my skin was so flaky and dry. I was so upset because it just didn't go away. After about an year, I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed me this this cream called 'ELIDEL' (prescription only), which basically saved my life, after about a couple months my skin was much better. so after multiple visits to the doctor and almost 2 years later, my skin is finally close to how it used to be. so in short be careful when you use Duac, but I would recommend never using"

   
1.0

Keerthana131 (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2017

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"Less problem with drying skin if you use sparingly. One tube lasts me about 10 weeks, using daily on face, neck and upper back"

Little is best (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2017

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"Have been using the cream for about a week, on my jawline/cheek where after several months of failed creams, face washes, I was recommended this cream by my gp. Admittedly it has left my skin v.dry and is getting flakey, but is also getting rid of the acne. Be careful that you do wash your hands afterwards, and not to touch affected area after applying cream, as I have unwittingly the first 2/3 nights caused the cream to spread to areas where I have no acne, causing the skin to dry out. Am interested to see as others have commented before, as to whether or not the dryness eases up after my skin acclimatises to the cream. Would definitely recommend intense moisturising on affected area."

   
7.0

Tara Palmer (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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"Horrible! This product should not even be prescribed to anyone! I had a very very severe reaction on my skin and ended up worse than with my acne. The allergic reaction showed two days after the first application, disgrace! and Now three days after the first very very small application (of a very expensive cream, mind you) all of my face and neck is full of red blotches similar to a first degree burn! I have to miss days from work until this reaction passes because I cannot even go out in the sun as the itchiness flares up! So if you care for your skin DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!"

   
1.0

Ms M (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2017

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"Duac has and is working well for me. Granted it does dry the hell out of my skin so I make sure to exfoliate in the daytime 2 to 3 times a week and use coconut oil on particularly dry patches otherwise things like foundation look awful on top of the dryness. Saying that, I have been able to comfortably be able to wear no makeup most of the time anyway as the Duac really has seemed to have got ridden of the bad spots. I'm left with some red marks/scars from acne but that can easily be concealed. Only cons are the drying out of skin and the fact it has to be kept in the fridge as I'm constantly on the move! Overall it's been the best thing for me and my skin"

   
8.0

Demidark0 January 12, 2017

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"I was prescribed duac gel for my acne. At first it worked wonders on my skin and cleared up my acne. I found sometimes that it would dry out my skin though so I had to moisturise everyday. After using it for about 5 months I took a break from using it. About 5 months later I starting to use duac gel again, as I seen my acne was slowly starting to reappear. However when I started using it the second time I woke up the next morning and my eyes were very swollen, red and itchy. I thought it may have been something that I had eaten the previous day but as I continued to use duac gel every night, every morning I woke up I had very swollen, red and itchy eyes. Last night I used duac gel and I woke up with severely swollen eyes and had to go to GP"

   
6.0

Carla. January 6, 2017

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"I started to have acne issues after. Was trying to treat it with simple anti acne medicines. Didn't help to recover fully, but managed to reduce a bit. Thought it's taking too long time (1.5months), so went to GP, who prescribed me Duac. Started to apply, the next morning acne seemed to start drying. So continued for the next night. On day 3 woke up with severe redness on my forehead, chin and places around nose. It was weekend, so couldn't go to see my GP straight away. Had to call my friend doctor who said that the redness is caused by allergic reaction. Apparently it took time before Duac got absorbed into my skin and reached blood capillary. That's why it took a while before allergy appeared. Be very careful with this gel!!!!"

Di A (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2016

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"I was diagnosed with PCOS (PLOY CYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME) and my spots were horrible, on my face, back, shoulders. Since in been using duac - once every two days as told by my Gp, my confidence is returning, I don't feel the need to wear make up all the time, all I now have are some acne scars on my chin and back, which will clear up in time. I give my body a week to two weeks off at the 12 week cycle and re start as my hormones release the spots again. Don't know what I'd do without Duac!!!"

   
10

Amylouz December 7, 2016

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"This cleared up my cystic hormonal acne. It's only been 2 weeks since I began using it. I have no active spots. I have had constant breakouts for 2 years with usually 3\4 cysts at once! I tried everything I could get my hands on, topical creams, antibiotics, going gluten and dairy free for 5 months, sunbeds, tea tree oil, aztecs healing clay, I took tetracycline for almost a year, tried sacilyic acid, vichy normaderm range, clerasil, clean and clear, honey masks, soo much more I can't even remember! Hundreds of euro spent and not one worked Within 2 weeks all my spots flattened and began to heal, now my skin is 90% clear all I have is scars. I remove my makeup with micellar water, then wash my face with cetaphil cleanser, and use duac."

   
9.0

fruitlover (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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"Best thing I have ever used! At first didn't thing it was working but gave it 2/3months and all my acne was gone! I would wash my face at night and cream my face a lot! And leave it to dry at night then wash it off in the morning! It worked for me! I used to have really bad spots!! Now I just have a few red marks but makeup can cover that! :) Just try it for a few months and don't stop using it as the acne does come back when stop using it .. Many thanks x"

   
9.0

Elaaa October 24, 2016

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"The best stuff I've ever used! I've struggled with acne for a while now and ever since I started using the cream it has helped so much I do my usual face wash in the evening then put the cream on about 10 minutes after. I had such a bad spot in the day of my prom that I put a bit of cream on in the morning and by 5pm when getting my make up done it had gone"

   
10

RosaG (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 26, 2016

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"I love this cream!!! I suffered extremely bad with acne and i tried everything! Nothing would work but then i got this and about 2 weeks after using it everynight i have such clear skin! Everyone has noticed i honestly can not tell you how well this worked on me as my acne was literally taking over my life best cream for acne out in my opinion"

   
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Milana1234 September 14, 2016

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"I have been using this cream for over six months, didn't do anything to my skin but one day it left me to have a red swollen face in the morning. Iching then started to come and my (allergic reaction) or so disappeared after 4-6 days."

   
3.0

Vicky Aleks (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 5, 2016

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"I had acne and i used duac cream it really is good but i only use it when i need to because i have friends who it has stopped working because there skin built up a tolerence to it (or something like that) ..really helpful always makes my acne clear"

   
9.0

Anonymous August 26, 2016

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"I went to my dermatologist after suffering throughout my teenage years with acne. They prescribed me Duac gel. The first few days of using it my skin was fine, apart from a few red, patchy areas of skin. In my second week of using it I was in constant pain. My face was inflamed, swollen, incredibly dry and unbearably sore. I decided to stop using it and allowed my skin to recover from my traumatic ordeal, I had honestly never felt worse about myself. I then decided to give it another go, but this time using it for an hour a day, every other day. Once I felt my skin had acclimatised I did an hour every day. Now I can apply it over night without any redness or dryness. My skin has cleared up so much, but i recommend acclimatising your skin."

   
9.0

Jen7397 August 19, 2016

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"Had a cyst like spot thing on my chin that lasted for 3 years. Would come and go, always raising its ugly head. I got this cream from my GP, used it for one month and any recurring spots have not completely gone. Its been nearly a year and clear skin! Very very happy with the results. It does cause your skin to dry out when you use it and can be a little red but this goes down after a few days. Worth it for the end result."

   
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Patient ABC August 16, 2016

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"I went to the doctors about my acne and she prescribed me this gel. I used it on my face the first night I got it and it was fine, woke up with a few red patches but overall thought it worked well, applied it on the second night and I woke up to severe redness and itchiness on my face as well as big dry patches on my cheeks, chin and forehead. Turns out I had an allergic reaction to this gel which has left my sensitive skin unbearable to look at. It has caused my eyes to swell up and itching still persists."

   
1.0

Rosewater (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2016

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"This gel is the best thing ever!!! Really works to get rid of spots both on the surface of the skin & underneath the skin. I suffer with breakouts especially during exam season & without duac I dread to think what my skin would be like. Works a dream! However, it is quite drying so I would reccomend using a moisturisor such as E45 to avoid dry flaky skin. Overall an amazing product :)"

   
9.0

Em xxx (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 10, 2016

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"I'm 17 and have had acne since i was 11. Began using this about 6 months ago and the results were amazing, my skin cleared up almost completely with no side effects. Stopped using it recently and my spots have returned so I know it was definitely working!"

   
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Anonymous August 3, 2016

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"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I first got this and was unsure but when I used it I had no redness flakiness nothing and in 1 week 90% of my acne was gone and in 2 weeks I was acne free and I've been using this for months and I feel confident and not scared to sweat or get dirty as I used Duac in the night and all day I'm protected from acne and I ain't jd spots for like 4 months"

   
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Anonymous July 31, 2016

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"i am a 16 year old girl and I have mild-moderate acne in my t zone. When I first started using duac cream, the first couple weeks were awful. My skin was dry and flakey, it felt tight, and it was red raw. It was very painful when I applied the cream at night and was very hard to even get to sleep. Also, I couldn't cover up my acne with makeup because my skin was too dry! I was feeling really low and upset. But I thought I would carry on using it just incase i start to see an improvement. And Thankyou I did, after about the first 2 weeks my skin starting clearing up. My forehead especially, I had lots of little red pimples and the majority of them cleared as well as the rest of my face. It got a lot less dry and the redness faded."

   
7.0

Katiesanhwuxx July 28, 2016

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"Used duac years ago when I was a teenager with severe acne and now with mild acne as a 26 year old. Worked brilliantly both times. Skin started breaking out after my contraceptive implant was installed. Duac 5% was not available but 3% worked fine. I used along with bio oil and tea tree face wash. Did not experience any drying or flaking. Very pleased, I think it also levelled out my complexion by lightening the dark scars but that may be the bio-oil"

   
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Joy19903005 (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2016

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"I'm a 13 year old girl going through puberty and of course puberty brings a bunch of annoying problems, including acne. My acne is mild but a few have pus in them and I'd rather not have that. I've had spots for about 3 years now, (the first year only using drugs over the counter) and my spots wouldn't disappear after that first year. I went to see the doctor as I had started to get bacne (back acne). He prescribed Duac, once daily gel. I honestly think Duac is the best thing I've ever used on my skin. I personally didn't experience any dryness or pealing and I think that's because I put a thin layer over my face and washed my face every morning and night with a good acne-banishing facial wash (such as Vichy). Few days, no spots!!"

   
9.0

ElleXo (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2016

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"This product is AMAZING! I honestly saw a difference in once day, I have mild acne and a lot of under the skin spots on my forehead, on the cheek area I had huge pores and produced a lot of oil... My skin was a mess. After one day larger pimples reduced and my under the skin spots disappeared within a month! Unfortunately they have discontinued this product( I used the blue packaging one) the green packaging DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!"

   
10

Acne321 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 10, 2016

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