Unlisted Brand • Tazorac • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I was originally prescribed the .1% cream and used nightly buffering with cerave moisturizer. My skin was flaking like crazy within a few days and I had the most horrendous initial breakout--I discontinued use after 3 weeks it was so bad. Now I am only using every other day and doing short contact with it--I mix it with a hydrating mask and leave on for 45 minutes. I have had no peeling or initial breakout and after 2 weeks I am seeing such an improvement in my skin! I would highly recommend short contact with this stuff and giving your skin days off from it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was prescribed Tazorac 0.01% (once a day), and was told to use it with Doxycycline (oral pills, once a day) and Aczone (twice a day) for my break outs. I've been using Tazorac for about 10 months now.
The reason why I wouldn't give this medicine 5 stars is because it makes users more sensitive to the sun; for example, if you were to get burned from the sun after 10 minutes, you would get burned from the sun in a shorter period of time than the duration you would have gone through normally. Tazorac stays in your body for about two weeks. Powerful stuff.
And speaking of powerful, it dries out my skin after one use. It's quite annoying; and in order to reduce some of the dryness it causes to my skin, I apply moisturizer before and after using it. It also makes the applied areas feel itchy for a couple of minutes.
Even though this medicine is somewhat annoying to use, I don't think it deserves a bad rating. If you are going to try Tazorac, you definitely need to give this medicine a chance to work. It took me about three to five months to finally see a difference in my acne. Not only did I use this on my acne, but I also used it on the inflammation spots that were caused by my acne (they look like red dots on where the pimples used to be).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I developed moderate (on the more severe side of moderate) acne at age 22 after a reasonably clear adolescence. At the time of developing my cystic acne, I was using benzaclin, which ceased to make a difference. I started on differin and doxycycline, before going off both (as they didn't make a difference) and moving onto retin-a micro. This did not improve matters either. Finally, exasperated and emotionally drained after a year of being utterly preoccupied by my skin, I returned to my derm and was prescribed .1% tazorac cream. I had been on two retinoids for 7 months by this point, so I didn't get an initial breakout. I also did not experience serious redness or irritation, but I use a gentle cleanser (Eucerin Dermatoclean) and a really good moisturizer (A-Derma Creme de Soin) to keep my skin in balance. My deep cysts stopped immediately, which was amazing. Things improved, slowly but surely, from there. One year on, I do still get pimples (maybe 1-2 a week), but they are all, for the most part, superficial and don't cause any tenderness, don't swell, and don't form noticeable white heads -- in other words, they are normal and manageable and are fine without makeup. I've now been using the product for a full year and continue to see improvements in scarring, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and a reduction in the amount of spots that I get. One thing that this product has caused, however, is lightly peeling skin that I exfoliate gently with my hands when my skin is super moist in the shower every 1-2 days. All in all, I am so happy with this product and the relief that it has brought to my life.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Black
I have tried Proactiv, Clean & Clear, Acne Free, Oil Cleansing Method, Acne.org Regimen, Alpha Hydroxy... I could go on. I used each of these methods for a minimum of three months each. NOTHING has worked like Tazorac. When I finally decided to see a dermatologist, she prescribed antibiotics (Amoxicillin 500mg twice a day for two weeks) and Tazorac (used every night). My nightly regimen was (1) dissolve makeup with 50:50 mix of castor & olive oil (2) wash oil off with pure castile soap (which I make myself from scratch) (3) apply thin layer of Tazorac. My cystic acne is GONE! I usually have 5-6 erupt around my period and stick around for weeks, but since being on Tazorac, that doesnt happen anymore. My acne marks are fading, my skin is smoother. I now use a mineral foundation powder instead of the thick cream foundations I used to. I would watch those Proactiv success stories on TV and sadly wonder if I'd ever have clear skin. Now I'm one of them! :) I pay $75 per tube becos I dont have insurance but one tube last 3-4 months which comes to $19-$25 a month = totally WORTH IT!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Tazorac is the first thing that actually works on my acne!! Like everyone else said, it's really really horrible at first....but my skin was already really bad so it didn't seem to be too much worse. I didn't really realize it started working until I stopped getting new white bumps everyday. Took about 3 months to really clear everything out. I have been slacking on applying it lately and bumps are starting to come back around my chin.
When I first started, I was on an antibiotic to help calm everything out. I applied moisturizer underneath the taz for the first couple of days so that my skin could adjust. After about a week I stopped applying the moisturizer first and just applied it the next morning after I washed my face.
I am also on another hormonal pill, so this may be helping with everything, but I definitely think taz has something to do with it. This is the first time my skin has been completely clear since 6th grade!!!!! Now just working on getting this acne scars off of my face.....
Definitely worth a try!!!
I have before and after pics if anyone is interested! message me :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Worked really good for about six months, then suddenly it stopped working. Acne was back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using tazorac 0.1 cream previously to address some acne scars and moderate acne applying once daily before bedtime in a pea sized amount. It made my skin red, oily and itchy. My skin started peeling away and started looking worse than pretreatment. I was about to give up. The cream formulation was too greasy for my acne prone skin that I also started to break out in areas such as my cheeks where ive never experienced any problems before. One good thing was since my skin was usually sensitive, i was thankful for no allergic reaction (rashes, etc). I was reading here about how it gets worse before it gets better so I gave this product more time (3 months). After 3 months, no improvement: still breaking me out. I returned to my GP and she switched it to the 0.1 gel formulation. Much better results! After only a week, my acne faded away healing all the acne left behind from the cream formulation. The gel absorbs quickly and is stronger since it doesn't contain fillers like the cream. Because it's a gel, it drys your skin more than the cream so moisturizing often is recommended. I use cetaphil. Also, i use sunscreen 30spf or above every day (cetaphil oil controlling spf 30 moisturizer). As for acne scars, brown marks have faded away but pitted scars and box car scars have not changed one bit. Still, good product overall.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is da bomb. It doesn't clear up my skin completely, but when I get lazy and stop using it I definitely notice a difference in the amount of my acne. I have under the skin acne (that aren't blackheads) around my chin area that most acne treatments don't clear and my dermatologist prescribed this. Also, for all of you struggling with the drying factor, she recommended I use Cera-Ve cleanser and lotion to keep my face moisturized. It does the job without making my face oily or more acne-prone, which is great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I first used this product about 3 years ago in combination with oral antibiotics and another cream Acanya. Yes this cream is drying and will cause your skin to peel but it leaves behind glowing new skin. It helped clear my old acne scars and for the first time in ever I got compliments on my skin. I phased all products out after about 6 months and my skin still looked great. I still used this for spot treatments for the occasional pimple. My dermatologist recommended to wash my face after I got home from work around 6-7, let me skin breathe and then apply before I went to bed 10-11. Most people apply right after they wash when their skin is the most sensitive. This really helped with the "burning sensation". Also always wear sunblock and a hat. It makes you sensitive to the sun. I stopped using when my hubby and I planned to get pregnant. Now the that I am done breast feeding I am back on Tazorac and I can already see my skin getting better. For me after years of dealing with acne. I am glad I found something that worked so well. good skin makes you look forward to looking in the mirror.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was prescribed Tazorac by my dermatologist, and have been using it for about 5 months now. It definitely took awhile to start seeing results. I use the product at night only after washing my face with cetaphil and first applying aczone (another prescription from my dermatologist). I started out applying a small pea sized amount on my problem areas, but my skin became really dry and flaky! It felt really raw and burned, so I switched to using it every other night, which helped.
Tazorac has worked okay, but I do still get some breakouts at least once a week, and my pimples take a while to clear up. If I use the Tazorac too often my skin still gets flaky and overall it is much more sensitive which I am not happy about.
After 5 months I am not totally satisfied and I am going to discontinue using it. Overall I think it is just too harsh.