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#1 CS99

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

I have been using Differin for over 6 months now and it helps my mild acne somewhat. I sometimes use my cheap BP gel I get from the drugstore too if I have a huge pimple. My dermatologist suggested Epiduo, which isn't more expensive for me and is apparently slightly more effective. Since I use Differin and BP, which are the two active ingredients in Epiduo, should I expect a bad reaction from going full force into Epiduo, or should I use it little by little?
 
I used some on a small area for two nights and my skin isn't dry, so I am hoping that my skin won't react badly to the switch. I do NOT want a big IB right now.

Anyone switch from Differin to Epiduo and see better results?
 
My acne is stubborn as all hell but it's mild now and I am trying to avoid going on Accutane a second time!

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hey CS99 I just did the switch a week and a half ago. So far I've gotten a lot of redness/pain/flaking/dryness and small pink zits that don't come to a head. They pop up in areas that were previously clear.

 

I wonder if my skin is simply too sensitive for the BP in Epiduo, since I had a similar reaction when I tried a Benzoyl Peroxide wash before with my Differin.

 

Let me know how it goes for you!



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

Hey CS99 I just did the switch a week and a half ago. So far I've gotten a lot of redness/pain/flaking/dryness and small pink zits that don't come to a head. They pop up in areas that were previously clear.

 

I wonder if my skin is simply too sensitive for the BP in Epiduo, since I had a similar reaction when I tried a Benzoyl Peroxide wash before with my Differin.

 

Let me know how it goes for you!

 

I have been using small amounts since starting each night and so far no huge purge! It's helping a big zit go down fast. It doesn't make me dry in the slightest, which is weird, but I guess that's because I have been using Differin 0.3 gel for over six months.

 

I want to apply it everywhere but I am a little scared, so only using it as a spot treatment at the moment! 



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

I wouldnt expect an IB.  The concentration of the retinoid in the Epiduo is smaller than .3 Differin you are using now.  Going from Differing to a stronger retinoid like Taz, would likely bring you an IB if Differin wasnt get the job done.

 

Good luck


Morning: Cetaphil cleanser, apply Sodium sulfacetamide

Evening: Cetaphil cleanser, apply differin, wait 1/2 hr, apply aczone as spot treatment.

 

Not overally exciting w/ the results

 

Also Has Seb Derm and been using Oxistat in beard area in the mornings.  Same, nothing special about the results



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