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    Condition: Acne
    4/26/2019 10:26:29 AM

    Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    EXTREMELY DRY SKIN AS A RESULT. used for over a year and everytime I used it, my face would become unbearably dry for at least 2 weeks.

    Condition: Acne
    1/30/2018 9:03:55 AM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I thought acne was just for teenagers, until I became 40. I have been using this product for 2 weeks. The first week my acne became horrible. Now over the second week I have new and clearer skin developing. My acne is almost gone and I am just waiting for my acne scars to heal. The medication continues to dry my skin and I have started to use just a little lotion on the dry spots. Consistency is k ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acne
    9/14/2017 11:12:01 AM

    Reviewer: Adapolene, 13-18 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Fabulous medication! It has helped both my daughter

    Condition: Acne
    6/27/2017 12:07:11 AM

    Reviewer: Libby Baker, 13-18 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My acne isn't terrible, but it is described as "moderate". I was prescribed this, and have been using it for probably over a year now. I have recently stopped using it, because my face became incredibly irritated while using this. My face was constantly a vibrate shade of red, something that was hard to hide even with makeup. To add to it, this product was not overly effective for me ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acne
    10/4/2016 12:11:01 AM

    Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Skin flared up, redness, dryness, scaling and pimples worse after 1 weeks use - then EVERYTHING settled right down and my skin improved drastically with ongoing regular use, new healthy skin appeared, irritation no longer a problem and far fewer if any pimples at all. Great product.

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