Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Epiduo Acne Regimen

This is a Acne Regimen for Moderate to Severe Acne.This is my regimen which is tested and effective.I have taken utmost care in designing it keeping in mind all the requirements of oily and acne prone skin.This regimen helped me so I am sharing with all you guys so that it helps with your acne too!

Epiduo Acne Regimen

Who should opt for this Acne Regimen?

Epiduo Acne Regimen is people who are battling Moderate-Severe Acne with acne marks/pitted acne scars left behind by them.


Cleanser/Face washKaya Soothing Cleansing Gel / Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser/ Avene Cleanance Gel/ Bioderma Sebium Foaming gelKaya Soothing Cleansing gel:AmazonFlipkart
Avene: Amazon / Flipkart
Bioderma: Amazon / Flipkart
SunscreenSunprotek SPF 50/Lakme 9-to-5 Super Mattifying Sunscreen/Suncote Gel Sunscreen/Bioderma Photoderm Spot SPF 50+.Sunprotek Gel:Amazon/ Flipkart
Lakme Sunscreen: Amazon / Flipkart
Suncote: Amazon / Clickoncare
Acne CreamEpiduo(By Galderma) or Peroduo gel(By Ajanta Pharma)Not yet available online
Scar Treatment(Optional)Kaya Pigmentation Reducer Gel Or Olliza gelOlliza: Amazon / Clickoncare
MoisturiserAloe Veda Aloe Vera Skin Nourishing Gel or
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser for Combination Skin(without SPF) or
Sebamed Clear Face Gel
Aloe veda: Amazon / Flipkart
Neutrogena: Amazon / Flipkart
Sebamed: Amazon / Flipkart

  • All the products mentioned here are reviewed previously,for more info click on the respective products.
  • Scar Treatment is optional in this regimen because EPIDUO on the whole treats acne and scars and separate application is not required.You can add Kaya Pigmentation Reducer Gel or Olliza gel to accelerate the process of lightening of marks/acne blemishes.


      MORNING:Wash your face with Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel/Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser/Avene Cleanance gel/Bioderma Sebium Foaming gel.
      Apply Sunprotek /Suncote Gel Sunscreen 20 minutes before you step outside.
      Apply Moisturiser if required.
      (Optional):If you are home, you can apply Kaya Pigmentation Gel on acne blemishes.
      Re-Apply Sunprotek/Suncote Gel Sunscreen if required.
      Wash your face with Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel/Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser.
      Apply pea-size EPIDUO/PERODUO Gel on entire face at nights.

      Optional Scar Treatment: After one hour of application of Epiduo,apply Olliza gel on entire face.If you are a beginner,you can apply Epiduo and Olliza on alternate nights as in Night 1-Epiduo, Night2 -Olliza gel.

      What to expect?

      • It is normal to experience dryness,flakiness,peeling so apply a moisturiser.Read more about coping side effects HERE.
      • One might experience purging or initial breakout with Epiduo,it will subside over few days.Read more about Acne purging HERE.
      • Epiduo makes skin photo-sensitive so use a sunscreen.For more info,click here.


        • It is important to follow this regimen everyday to reap full benefits.
        • Do not unnecessarily additional products like face pack etc.
        • Do not use harsh cleansers.
        • Women should opt for non-comedogenic make up routine.
        • Women should not bleach or use depilatory cream.
        • Men can shave with the cleansers.
        • This regimen is not for Isotretinoin users and pregnant/nursing women.


        Due to various reasons,some products might not be accessible though I wouldn't suggest altering this current regime as much as possible.The below listed are next best options keeping in mind people residing outside India.
        • Epiduo is available in cream and lotion variations all over the world.In India other alternatives of Epiduo gel is called Peroduo gel by Ajanta Pharma and Oxidoben Gel by Cipla.
        • To buy EPIDUO GEL on,click HERE.
        • To buy PERODUO GEL on, click HERE.
        • To buy MINOZ BPO GEL on, click HERE.

        Peroduo Gel

        • It is my personal recommendation but if you still can't find it one can opt for Avene Triacneal.
        • Cleansers-Avene Clenance Gel, Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin, Neutrogena fresh Foaming Face Wash,A-derma Foaming Cleanser, Bioderma Sebium Foaming gel.
        • Moisturisers-Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturiser,Proactiv Green Tea Moisturiser.
        • Sunscreen-Kaya Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 15,Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen SPF 30,Sebamed Sun Care Multiprotect SPF 50+,Avene VHP Emulsion SPF 50+.
        • Mederma can be substituted with Kaya pigmentation reducer gel.


        If you want to know about Acne Regimen and how to go about it then,click here.
        For Metrogyl Acne Regimen-Mild Acne,Click here.

        I hope this helps.If you have any queries,please drop a comment below :)
        Good luck and hope you have clear skin soon !

        PS:Special Thanks to our reader Sangu for providing Peroduo picture.