I have been using Tactuo (Epidual in Canada) for 3 years and I LOVE it.
I also have my own success story and I encourage ppl to share with Tactuo
13-18- uncomplicated acne- noticeable, was embarrassed and this is when I started to wear concealer
19-23- Acne grew worse and I was prescribed the BEST anti-biotics - went through 4 different types (my dad was a dr. So he had access to prescribing me the best stuff- minocycline, doxy, etc.. you name it I've tried it)- none of them worked too well.
I also was on birth control- Tried Diane first- very expensive and wasn't worth it. And then I went on 2 other brands- low hormone- still didn't work
At the same time I was using a barrage of Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, EVERYTHING you can imagine from the pharmacy that you could get off the shelf.
My skin was overdried, still oily, fakey and disgusting.
23-26- Got desperate- my acne got a LOT worse and I was almost going to opt for accutane. I had terrible hormonal acne- also hereditary, and my skin was in scabs all the time. Weeks I would not want to leave the house, I skipped school, very antisocial and self conscious.
Up to that date the best combo I had found was Differin and Benzoyl Peroxide wash 5%
I didn't wantt o go through antibiotics and birth control again- I saw minimal difference and I felt my hormones were everywhere on them and I also had a weak liver from all the years of prescription meds to fix me.
Finally, at 27, I went to a dermatologist. I can't believe I didn't go to one before...seriously. I thought that my dad as a dr was enough to get the best stuff.
Finally went to a dermatologist and he prescribed me Tactuo.
I think Tactuo has only been out in Canada for 3 years- it was completely new when he prescribed it to me so I suppose my dad was doing everything he could to help my acne.
Finally, my acne cleared up within months. Sometimes I'll get a minor breakout and use Tactuo and it will be gone in 2 days.
I use Tactuo about 3-4 times a week on my entire face as preventative.
I swear it has CHANGED THE QUALITY OF MY SKIN.-
Before, even when I didn't have an active pimple I still had pretty rough looking skin. It was bumpy- not in a bad acne way but I guess they were cloged pores that gave my skin a bumpy look. As soon as I use Tactuo my skin is entirely smooth- better than any exfoliant I can think of.
And when I don't use Tactuo for a couple weeks, I can see my skin is not as smooth.
I am now just dealing with minor hyper pigmentation and redness (that I've always had).
I am trying to whiten the brown and red marks from acne and sun damage.
But honestly, at one point I was doing it all- antibiotics, birth control, topical creams (retinoids, ahas, bhas) AND washes (saly acid and BP) and my skin was so RAW, BLEEDING, red, acne everywhere. Very severe I cried a lot.
I was using all of that at the same time and I'm fairly sure the overkill of products made my skin even worse. Dry/raw faced, still oily and terrible skin.
I do think that growing out of it really helped. Like I'm sure getting older helped a lot with my hormonal acne. But I have to say, nothing worked with noticeable difference- like overnight difference- the way tactuo does.
Tactuo changed the entire texture of my skin.
My skin today is combination/oily. Some minor-medium hyperpigmentation and redness, enlarged pores. Nothing I can't cover up with a thin layer of foundation to even out my skin tone.
But even if you even out your skin tone, foundation can't change the TEXTURE of your skin. And that's what I love about TACTUO. my skin is so smooth now!
yes! I have 3 family dr's in my family. they said it's very safe- you don't develop tolerance to it. it will keep working as long as your skin isn't sensitive to the BP
if it's working for you keep using it!