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User Reviews for Benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin

Also known as: Acanya, Benzaclin, Duac, Neuac, Onexton, Z-Clinz 10, Z-Clinz 5

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Benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin Rating Summary

8.1/10 Average Rating

317 Ratings with 311 User Reviews

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Reviews for Benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin to treat Acne

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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"This gel was prescribed for me by my doctor.. It was crazy expensive.. I yet to see results 1 week after.. I know it takes time but my acne hurts soo badly.. I've past my confidence on looking this way I just hope this gel really does work!"

   
6.0

Acnesucks:( January 8, 2017

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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"Taro-Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Gel has changed my skin! I never really struggled that bad with acne, I started getting some pimples in grade 6 and I am now 18 and before I started using this I would have a few cystic pimples on my chin, I hated the feeling of them and I hated how they were so noticeable on my face, they really made me feel insecure. So one day my friend told me about this product and I started using it on Halloween day, it's now January 3 and I have not one pimple on my face and I haven't had one since I started using it! I had to ask my doctor for it and I'm so happy my friend recommended it to me. It does dry out your skin a little bit but you adjust to the cream and it's so worth it!! I totally recommend this"

   
9.0

Marsbar55 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2017

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"Using for 4 years.. No side effects at all"

   
10

V!cky (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 30, 2016

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"After about 2 months this medication started working. Previously I had acne on my forehead and cysts would sometimes appear on my cheeks. It was the clearest it had been in years and it was working very well. Fast forward 8 months from the starting date and my acne was back to where it began. It was very disappointing for it to work and then stop working."

   
4.0

Anonymous December 20, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "I started Benzaclin a little over a week now, on November 9th 2016. My face was covered in little acne bumps that gave my skin an awful skin texture and when I wore foundation you could see just how bad it was, especially in the light. I also had hormonal acne on my chin and a little bit on my jaw line. The tiny bumps on my skin are already mostly gone, the skin texture is so smooth and soft, my face is obviously really dry from this but its not uncontrollably dry. I just use a really good moisturizer during the day. With this week being very busy for me with school I haven't been eating my usual healthy diet and I still haven't been breaking out as I normally do if I eat poorly. This stuff is amazing and I'm seeing great results."

   
10

TaylorEB November 18, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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"Worked great!!!! This is the first time I can say that about a product...it will dry out your face a bit. But if you use Cetaphil moisturer in the day with PanOxyl face wash as your was it really works."

   
9.0

That guy man November 2, 2016

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"Works perfectly for me"

   
9.0

Nugwa October 30, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "I've been using this product for about 2 weeks and I have seen a LITTLE difference. But it does take time, and my doctor said it would get better before it gets worse. I'm still holding out hope! My acne is pretty bad on my face. On my sides, my forehead, and my jawline. It is really bad. But I have faith in this product. Because my acne will not go away for anything! It is extremly stubborn. I'm 18 so that may be part of the problem. I got this free with my isurance otherwise it would have be $380!! So, it better work. Only problem is it drys out my skin so I'd recommend lotion!"

   
7.0

XTonyX (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2016

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"I suffered from hormonal and cystic acne on my chin/jawline and around my mouth and my dermatologist prescribed this for me. I began using it in June and the first few days of use I felt my acne getting way worse so I stopped using it for a couple days but my derm told me to stick with it so I began using it every single day for the next 2 months and my acne has all disappeared and my scars are fading. I barely break out anymore and my skin looks so much better thanks to this product. (Side note: for the first couple weeks of using this my skin dried out a little bit and kind of peeled but everntuslly my skin adjusted and it doesn't dry me out anymore) Just stick with it ;)"

   
9.0

Maggzie October 4, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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"This stuff works, I was probably just like you. Reading this and looking at all the reviews saying "just be patient" and wondering when I could look back and say the same... here I am about 1 month later telling you. It works!!! I've used this with retin a micro + solodyn for about 1 month now and I gotta say this stuff works great it burns a bit and makes you worse before you get better but after 2-3 weeks you'll be fine. USE MOISTURIZER!!! Overall VERY happy!"

   
10

Danny17 September 24, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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"

   
10

Milana1234 September 14, 2016

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Onexton (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "I've been on this for a week and half and it's working fine I guess, too early to tell. However it really burns my skin... I guess I have sensitive skin.. Idk but it burns a lot and it's really irritating. I use this with retin a so idk if together they burn but it burns a lot."

   
8.0

Dannyeduar September 8, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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."

   
10

Patient ABC August 16, 2016

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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin): "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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