Properties and indications:
perfect for the treatment of acne - contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and adapalene 0.1% in one tube;
It kills 94% of bacteria and 73% decreases the formation of comedones;
inhibits the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands;
removes dead cells and renews the skin;
removes black spots and prevents their development;
not an antibiotic;
FDA – approved preparation.
The composition and release form:
gel for topical application 30g/1.06oz
adapalene – 0.001 g;
benzoyl peroxide – 0.025 g.
Excipients: simulgel 600PHA (copolymer of acrylamide and sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate 35-40%, isohexadecane 20-25%, polysorbate 80 5-10%, sorbitan oleate 2.5%,) – 0.04 g, docusate sodium – 0.0005 g, disodium edetate – 0.001 g, glycerin – 0.04 g, poloxamer 124 – 0.002 г, propylene glycol – 0.04 g, purified water – to 1 g.
hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to the active ingredients or any of the ingredients of the preparation;
children under 12 years;
pregnancy and lactation.
skin lesions (wounds, burns, etc.);
Side effects of the preparation
Frequently: reach a peak within the first week of treatment, and then spontaneously go off – redness, peeling, dryness, burning;
Rarely (in 1-2%): allergic contact dermatitis.
Dosage and how to use:
apply the cleanser;
wait until the skin has completely dried (15-30 minutes);
applied topically a thin film on the entire skin surface 1 times per day, avoiding contact with eyes and mucous membrane of the lips;
if there is a dry after use the gel, apply a moisturizer;
the result will be seen after 1-4 weeks of treatment;
time of treatment – 3-4 months. Retreatment is possible after consultation with a physician.
do not apply on damaged as a result of injury (cuts or abrasions) skin;
do not use if you get a sunburn, and if your skin is generally sensitive to sunlight;
do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the preparation;
do not use if you have symptoms of eczema or dermatitis;
when released into the eyes or mucous membranes, immediately rinse with warm water;
avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and UV radiation;
be careful with any colored materials, as Epiduo has property bleach the cloth;
do not use with products, which have irritancy or drying properties;
in allergy – consult immediately with a doctor.
What is the difference and purpose of Epiduo?
Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before you wish to take any drug. This includes all drugs produced by prescription, vitamins, nutritional supplements (dietary shakes, protein powder, etc.), herbal medicines or other means.
Epiduo – is the only products for the topical treatment of acne, which combines adapalene and benzoyl peroxide in one pump, and helps to cure acne, which you have now, and prevents their future formation.
These two products have been proven work better together than separately.
In addition, it is economical, convenient and most importantly – gives the best results.
With which products i ought not use it?
You should not use Epiduo, if you are using any of the following topical preparations for the skin:
hydroquinone (stored in the bleaching creams, creams to remove scar tissue, and skin lightening creams);
tazarotene (Tazorac, Zorac, Tazret);
tretinoin (Retin-A, Retacnyl, A-Ret, Atralin, Avita, Renova, and others.);
Many prescription and other anti-acne creams, gels, lotions or cleaning products can contain at least one active ingredient, that should not be used when you are using at the moment Epiduo on one and the same place.
Also, always check the label of any product for the skin, which you use for presence the following agents: adapalene (in Differin, Adaferin, Deriva CMS, etc.), benzoyl peroxide (in Benzac, Brevoxyl et al.), sulfur, methoxsalen (8-CC, Oxsoralen, Uvadex).
Also, be careful when removing hair from areas where you have applied it.
The skin in these areas may be more sensitive to the wax, razor, plucking and other external irritants.
This preparation and alcohol can make the skin dry, so you should avoid or limit alcohol consumption during its use.
Who can use it?
Does it matter whether when i use it?
How many applications i need to apply?
Can i refuse to use it when my face cleared from acne?
What is benzoyl peroxide?
What is adapalene?
I feel burning on the skin after i applied it. This is normal?
Why, after its use, acne has become more than at the beginning of the treatment?
How long does it take to Epiduo cured my acne?
Can i use other treatments to help clear my skin faster?
It is help to clean out my acne, if wash my face more often?
Does it help the sun for acne?
Are sunbeds safe to use during this treatment?
Can i use makeup with him?
Why should moisturize the face with oily skin type?
I got the scars from acne squeezing. How to remove them?
I forgot to use it yesterday, what should i do?
How can i know that i have an allergic reaction?
Allergy looks like rash that may cover the whole body or appear at the site of application. But it also may be manifested in the form of redness, roughness and dryness.
But the main feature of an allergic reaction - is itchy skin. Therefore, the first and most important thing - you can not in no way scratching the skin, as the situation can only get worse.
If an allergic reaction on the skin has a severe inflammation, then perhaps increasing the temperature of the body.
There are various allergy symptoms:
redness or erythema (skin becomes pale if you put pressure on it). If strongly expressed and is accompanied by a burning sensation, discontinue use and consult a doctor;
itching, which is and beyond the places of application medication. A sure sign of allergies – should stop using the treatment and consult a doctor;
eczema, which manifests itself in the form of rashes, crusts and wet bubbles, and all goes together with itching. Required cancel the use of treatment and to consult a specialist;
chronic eczema, which is characterized by a constant dry skin and cracks on it. It is strictly prohibited to use this medication, or other irritating or drying treatment. The skin needs a constant moisture.
urticaria - red spots, a little protruding above the surface of the skin that strongly itchy. May disappear spontaneously. Discontinue use and consult a doctor.
The increasing of pigmentation - skin discoloration on darker at the site of application. Discontinue use and consult a doctor. It is more common in people who are vulnerable to sunlight and UV-rays. Therefore, if the instruction is an indication of the use of sunscreens, definitely follow these instructions.
How to apply - on the entire face or dotted?
Whether will help me Epiduo if rashes are systematic and long-term?
Can i use it without a medical prescription?
After application, the skin became dry and red. What should i do?
Do i need to completely stop using it if there are side effects such as redness, dryness or itching?
Is it possible to breed Epiduo in water, if there is dryness of a skin?
18 months. After opening use 6 months.
at a temperature no higher than 30 ° C.
stored in the dark and out of reach of children place!
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