My Curology Experience
I've been fighting skin issues the moment I turned 18
At first, it was the acne struggle. There was a year or two where I felt so hopeless about my skin that I had to try pretty much everything to fix it. I tried every over the counter acne product there is, only to find out that most over the counter products dry out your skin and speed up the aging process. I don't know about you, but I try to stay clear from anything that can put a wrinkle on my face! Trust me, I wasn't the brightest at 18 and now I have to pay for my mistakes. I also used to sit in tanning beds because I thought it would burn off my pimple. UHM, what the hell was I thinking?
It wasn't until 22 where I finally found a solution to my cystic acne and I'm sure you have all heard of this before, but my answer was birth control. I haven't had a single cystic pimple on my face since. Unfortunately, I came to the birth control game a little too late (my parents are hippies and hate any antibiotic, drug, or anything that just isn't natural) because I was left with scars around my jaw and dark spots on my face from all the tanning I did. The birth control also doesn't help clear up pores. This is why I decided to subscribe to @Curology! I pay a monthy fee of $19.99 and get a custom made RX every 3 months.
My experience with Curology was so easy. To set up an account on my phone all I did was link my Facebook to the website and WAHLAH - my profile was set. Once you're set up you are linked to a provider where you send her (or him) photos of your skin and a description of what your issues are.
My goals were to:
1) Prevent Inflammatory acne I get around that time of the month
2) Prevent Wrinkles
3) Get Rid of dark pores
Curology calls their formula a "presciption triple punch." It's one bottle that has the power of clearing 3 different problems. It's loaded with 3 active ingredients you can't just get at target. These are prescription grade ingredients that you can only get from a dermatologist all in ONE bottle.
My provider prescribed me these 3 ingredients:
Because its the world's best ingredient to treat and prevent wrinkles, stimulate collagen growth, and fight acne.
Because its an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory with powerful effects against acne-causing bacteria.
3) Azelaic Acid
Because it fights dark spots in addition to its antibacterial, antifungal and pore-unclogging properties.
I've been wanting to write a review about this product for months but I've been holding out on you guys because I wanted to see the long term effects. I started my Curology journey in August of 2016 and I have seen a dramatic difference in skin clearance and pores. My pores look so much smaller and barely ever get acne around my period anymore. I'm also so glad that my prescription includes anti-wrinkle ingredients so that I don't have to worry about the acne medication drying up my skin. The first 2 weeks to 1 month I got a little bit more acne than usual, but I was told it was because the ingredients are clearing up my pores and the gunk stuck in my skin needs to come out. Once those first 2 weeks were over my skin looked ten times better!
I highly recommend talking to a provider at Curology to get started on your custom made formula. The best part is that the first month is free! They don't charge you until you are for sure about continuing.