I had been using Klaron & Tazorac for years. I had run out of Klaron 6 weeks or more ago and didn't want to go back to same dermie, since he always kept me waiting forever. I went to new dermie who looked at me as if I had beamed down from Mars when I said I was using Klaron + Tazorac. He asked if my skin were irritated, and I said, "Um, of course." He said that these Rx I was using were a little old-school and he prescribed Acanya in the AM and Atralin in the PM.
Wow! It transformed my skin. After 12 weeks, I have no acne. Even my blackheads are going away. I apply the Acanya and Atralin over moisturizer in the AM and PM, as per my dr's recommendation, and I haven't had any flaking. I did have irritation on my left check so I reduced usage for a few days and it went away.
I cannot recommend this combo highly enough.
I have had acne for 20+ years. I was on Accutane about 20 years ago, which reduced my chronic acne from severe to moderate but persistent.
I use Simple Gel Cleanser. Very non-irritation in the PM. I only splash my face with warm water in AM.. I use Simple nighttime moisturizer at night, and I use Purpose with SPF 30 or CeraVe with SPF 30 in the AM. I think Purpose works just fine and doesn't cost nearly as much as CeraVe.
I hope this helps others, and I wish everyone all the best in beating their acne!