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Duac Rating Summary

8.0/10 Average Rating

123 Ratings with 121 User Reviews

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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"

   
10

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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"This spot gel is amazing! It started working for me within 3 days. I had no side effects with this spot gel, I have oily skin and very big pores and that means I am spot prone. I went through a phase of acne and went to the doctor and got prescribed duac and I'm so glad that I was! It made my skin clear as day! I wouldn't recommend using it after it is two months old, as it doesn't seem to work as effectively after that amount of time but you can always get a new tube as it is usually used up in that time!"

   
10

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

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"Before I started using duac, my skin was discusting! I had little bumps everywhere from my forehead to my cheeks and my chin. I hid behind my hair at school. Makeup made the bumps even worse and I also had them sore under skin huge bumps that took ages to go away. My skin was a nightmare. My dermatologist prescribed me this and I have been using it for more than 3 months, I love it! My skin has completely cleared up!! The only problem is that you can't take a break from it or else your acne will come shooting back. Trust me, I learned the hard way:( anyway besides that, I would recommend this to everyone!!! I am only 13 but this product has made me feel so much more beautiful and confident after dealing with acne on my face, chest and back."

   
10

Kylie Rae (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 4, 2016

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"Very effective from the beginning! Although I came across a few side effects - redness, dryness, peeling of skin - this cream completely eliminated most of my acne. I particularly found it astonishing that over the space of a few months my Cysts had decreased - in size -dramatically. They'd shrink and leak until they vanish usually not leaving any scars, only marks - which will fade over a period of time. When my skin was feeling painful due to the side effects - stinging at night - I'd stop using duac for a couple of days and moisturise up. Once the side effects decreased slightly I'd go back on it. I took Duac along side the antibiotic erythromycin - however I didn't find that drug effective."

   
9.0

Connor9 July 4, 2016

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"For the first 3-4 days of use my face was so sore and skin was so dry.I have very sensitive skin anyway due to illness but really felt as tho i could have happily quite the treatment didn't matter how much moisturiser i put on it felt like if i smiled my face would crack.I carried on with the treatment every other day instead of the recommended every day till i felt i can tolerate it everyday.Nearly a month after starting the treatment and i feel it's the best thing i ever did to persevere through the first few weeks.My face is clear still a bit dry but nothing a good moisturiser helps"

   
9.0

Tracyxoxo (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2016

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"This cream is amazing, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who struggles with acne. When I first went to the doctors about my acne they said to use this cream but it is very strong with antibiotics. I had spots all over my face when I first went and in about 4 days most of them went. If you get any issues then I suggest using a different type if acne cream like duracell."

   
9.0

Hannahbanana2003 June 25, 2016

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"Tried this twice, have really bad hormonal acne and was prescribed this by me GP, completely dried my skin out and it hurt to use anything but simple face wash on it, stung and itched a lot and made my dermatitis soo much worse. That was last year, gave up on prescribed treatments until 2 months ago, again was given duac even after describing my first experience with it have used it for 6 weeks now, skin has adjusted to drying but has done nothing for my acne, still have as many breakouts if not worse"

   
2.0

Staceym0657 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 14, 2016

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"Day 3 of using duac gel and my face is red, irritated and very itchy. I woke in the night with a very itchy face and it kept me awake so I decided to wash it and apply a few layers of a moisturiser, it is still considerably itchy but I think that helped. I have quite dry skin anyway so I'm guessing that's why my face got so itchy. Hopefully I'll start seeing better results soon."

Keeks22 June 4, 2016

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"I've been suffering with really bad acne since the removal of my implant about three months ago. I tried all the over the counter 'remedies' and face washes etc with no success. I have incredibly sensitive skin so was worried about using it at first. I'm in day three now (early days I know) however I couldn't be more happy with it, my skin is so much clearer! All my spots have dried out and I haven't had any new ones since using it. When I wake up my skin can be a bit dry but my Dr said just give it a good soak in the shower every morning and it will be fine. Which I have and it really helps. Overall very happy with the product so far, feeling a lot more confident with my skin."

   
7.0

G95 May 29, 2016

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"I am a 20 yr old female and I began breaking out with acne at the age of 15, I suffered from both dry and oily skin. I tried nearly every kind of commercial facial scrub there was. I would pop the pimples and then apply toothpaste which would leave scars. I applied nearly every condiment I could find in the pantry to my face - I did in fact find that honey helped get rid of my blackheads. Desperate, I consulted my GP and prescribed me with DUAC. After two weeks of using this product my acne was pretty much gone without leaving scars and my skin was looking flawless. I gradually stopped using DUAC and so now I only wash my face with Medicated Soap and moisturise. Highly recommended just ensure you're using a good moisturiser in the mornings."

   
10

SeedyHerbs (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 28, 2016

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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!!"

   
10

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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