Me Being Me, brought to you by AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005%: Don’t let acne breakouts affect the vibe you project, whether you’re video chatting for work or play.

Me Being Me logo by AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005%, represents treating acne so the focus stays on you, not your acne!

Clearer skin starts with a friendly chat.

Speak with a dermatology provider about your acne and discuss whether AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005% is right for you.

Not an actual patient.

Teen boy ready to shoot basketball reflects confidence gained from using an acne treatment recommended by dermatologists


Though it may feel awkward at first, don’t be afraid to speak to your dermatology provider about acne on your face, chest, shoulders, or back. The sooner you start a conversation, the better.

You might be wondering why your acne keeps coming back or what you could be doing differently.

Your dermatology provider may ask you about what treatments you have tried or what you think might be triggering your breakouts.

Use this doctor discussion guide to get the most out of your appointment, and don’t forget to ask about AKLIEF Cream.

How to use AKLIEF® Cream video thumbnail of female cleaning her face with washcloth before applying AKLIEF® acne treatment

Acne treatment in action. HOW TO USE

Watch a short video to learn how to apply AKLIEF Cream correctly to help get the most from your treatment.


A simple daily skincare routine


Female washing face & back represents AKLIEF® Cream daily skincare routine for acne step 1: cleanse areas to be treated

1. CLEANSE the areas to be treated with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry.1

Female applying cream to face & back represents AKLIEF® Cream daily skincare routine for acne step 2: apply to affected areas

2. APPLY a thin layer of AKLIEF Cream to the affected areas once a day in the evening. One pump for the face, two pumps for the chest, shoulders, and back.1

Female moisturizing face & back represents AKLIEF® Cream daily skincare routine for acne step 3: moisturize as needed

3. MOISTURIZE as often as needed to help minimize skin dryness and irritation.1,2

Woman in hat & sunglasses represents AKLIEF® Cream daily skincare routine for acne step 4: avoid sun

4. AVOID SUN You may have heard spending time in the sun can help clear up skin. In fact, sunlight tends to darken acne and cause it to last longer.1

References: 1. AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream 0.005% [Prescribing Information]. Ft Worth, TX: Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; October 2019. 2. Tan J, Thiboutot D, Popp G, et al. Randomized phase 3 evaluation of trifarotene 50 µg/g cream treatment of moderate facial and truncal acne. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;80(6):1691-1699.


Indication: AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005% is a retinoid indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Adverse Events: The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥ 1%) in patients treated with AKLIEF Cream were application site irritation, application site pruritus (itching), and sunburn. Warnings/Precautions: 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. Avoid application of AKLIEF Cream to cuts, abrasions or eczematous or sunburned skin. Use of “waxing” as a depilatory method should be avoided on skin treated with AKLIEF Cream. Minimize exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and protective clothing over treated areas when exposure cannot be avoided.


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