Epiduo Gel

Maximum Quantity Allowed:
45g Tube

What is Epiduo?

Epiduo is an adult treatment prescribed for acne. It is considered a lightweight gel used for mild to moderate acne. It contains substances that help control skin inflammation and keep scarring spots from reoccurring. Epiduo is manufactured by Galderma UK Ltd and comes in a 45g pump dispenser for easy application.

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How Does Epiduo Work?

Epiduo has two active ingredients: adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%. Adapalene addresses your acne by inhibiting the keratinocyte differentiation that leads to clogged hair follicles on the skin.� Benzoyl peroxide works by reducing bacteria as an antiseptic. The combination heals acne and reduces the chances of reoccurrence.


Epiduo Warnings

  • Do not use the Gel for spots on broken skin or skin with eczema.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nostrils or mucous membranes. If the product enters the eye, wash immediately with warm water.
  • This product may cause skin irritation.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or UV light whilst using Epiduo.
  • Epiduo may result in bleaching and discoloration.
  • Do not use Epiduo when pregnant.


Directions for Using Epiduo

Epiduo is suitable for persons above nine years.

  • Wash your face using warm water and a mild cleanser or soap before use.�
  • Pat it dry as rubbing can irritate the skin and cause redness.
  • If dry skin or irritation occurs at the start of treatment, try applying Epiduo every� other day and slowly work up to daily applications.
  • Apply a thin area to the whole face once daily in the evening.


Epiduo Ingredients

Epiduo gel contains the active ingredients: adapalene 0.1% w/w and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% w/w. It also contains the inactive ingredients: docusate sodium, disodium edetate, glycerin, poloxamer, propylene glycerol (E1520), simulgel 600 PHA (copolymer of acrylamide and sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, sorbitan oleate) & purified water.

Side Effects

Epiduo Side Effects

A small number of people get side effects from applying Epiduo. The side effects occur mainly at the beginning of treatment but subside with time. If you experience side effects, they may include;

  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation and burning
  • Itchy skin

Ensure you read the leaflet provided with Epiduo for a comprehensive list of side effects.