Aklief – new topical retinoid for acne

Written by on November 14, 2019 in Acne Treatments with 0 Comments

Galderma has announced that they have received approval for Aklief cream (trifarotene 0.0005%) for the topical treatment of facial and body acne. It is being touted as the first new retinoid for acne in 20 years.

Aklief for Rosacea?

There is currently no information available on whether Aklief will be suitable for rosacea sufferers. Often acne treatments are too severe for the sensitive skin of rosacea. It is encouraging that new acne treatments are still in development – one could show promise for rosacea sufferers down the road.

For now, rosacea sufferers are better off using caution with acne treatments, but should give serious consideration to an established cleanser, jojoba oil and moisturizer.

Press Release

Galderma Receives FDA Approval for AKLIEF (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005%, the First New Retinoid Molecule for the Treatment of Acne in Over 20 Years

Next-Generation Treatment is First Option Studied and Proven Effective in Both Facial and Truncal Acne

FORT WORTH, Texas – (October 4, 2019) – Galderma, a global leader focused on meeting the world’s increasing skin health needs, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AKLIEF (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005% for the topical treatment of acne.

AKLIEF Cream is the only topical retinoid that selectively targets retinoic acid receptor (RAR) gamma, the most common RAR found in the skin. 

Trifarotene is the first new retinoid molecule to receive U.S. FDA approval for the treatment of acne in more than 20 years. AKLIEF Cream is the first topical treatment specifically studied and proven to treat both facial (forehead, cheeks, nose and chin) and truncal (chest, shoulders and back) acne, offering healthcare professionals and acne patients another treatment option.


Patients using AKLIEF Cream may experience erythema, scaling, dryness, and stinging/burning. Use a moisturizer from the initiation of treatment, and, if appropriate, depending upon the severity of these adverse reactions, reduce the frequency of application of AKLIEF Cream, suspend or discontinue use. 

Aklief Coupon

The soon to be available Aklief will be eligible for Galderma’s CareConnect SavingsCard program. This coupon program is currently usable for Soolantra, Oracea, Mirvaso.

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