Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo)

Topical Retinoid / Topical Antibacterial

Adapalene / Benzoyl peroxide work through the following mechanisms:

Anti-inflammatory activity

Adapalene reduces inflammation in the skin.

Anti-keratinization activity

Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide both reduce the production of keratin (a sticky skin protein), which helps skin cells shed from the skin. This helps clear and prevent clogged pores.

Antibacterial activity

Benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria (C. acnes).