Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post, I just want to share this with you because I saw how well it worked.The girls on my team have been raving about a new skincare prescription service called Curology. They all claimed it worked wonders on their skin and transformed their skin so I asked them to share their results and experiences with Curology.
How Curology works: After signing up on their website, you fill out a survey about your skin concerns and upload three photos of your skin. A personal provider will look at your information and send you a cream with personalized ingredients that will work for your skin.
How much is it: A one-month bottle is $24.90 and a two-month bottle is $39.90 (shipping included). They give you a generous amount of product. (It took Sophia two months to finish her one-month bottle.) Also, if you sign up for the first time, you can receive a free bottle (just pay $4.95 for shipping).
Why we like it: The bottle only contains 2-4 ingredients that work for your skin. We feel safer using that than a store-bought cream with a bunch of unknown ingredients. Also, $40 for, “2-months,” that will really last you 3-4 months is reasonable.
Laura:Skin Type: Combination Skin that is Fair and Sensitive
Skin Concerns: Acne, Sensitivity, and Aging
History with Acne: Having struggled with acne since I was 11 (Yes, 11.), I have been on Accutane twice, countless antibiotics, and various birth controls. I had been off Accutane for two years when I noticed little bumps surfacing around the back of my ears and neck. Personally, I thought it was a rash (I get hives from allergies easily) until it spread to my chin and chest. I knew it was hormonal so I got a prescription for Spironolactone and had been on that for two weeks before I tried Curology.
Experience with Curology: Curology worked after about a month. I have no acne on my neck or chest. My chin acne is literally gone minus a few hyper-pigmentation marks. I noticed Curology used azelaic acid in my formula which no dermatologist had ever recommended for me and I think that was the miracle worker for me.
Current skincare: I have a morning and nightly skincare routine and weekly I indulge in an anti-aging skincare mask…
Morning: I wash my face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, cleanse with Bioderma Micellar Water, then apply Dr. Murad Eye Serum near the eye area gently patting with my finger. Then I apply a tiny bit of Dr. Perricone Photo Plasma Moisturizer all over before makeup (a little goes a LONG way).
At Night: Same as the morning routine, but except for the moisturizer, I apply Curology instead.
Sophia:Skin Type: Combination skin with oily forehead and REALLY DRY rest of the face.
Skin Concerns: Acne & Acne Scar (Hyper-pigmentation)
History with Acne: I had never had acne when I was a teen. I only just started breaking out when I was 18 on my forehead. I am now 22 and was sick of all the products I had tried. I tried many skincare products for acne such as Mario Badescu drying lotion, all kinds of drugstore face washes, and tons of creams like Neutrogena, but nothing really worked. I then turned to Sephora for more expensive items seeking a cure, but those did not work and I felt I was wasting my money.
Experience with Curology: Curology is literally magic. I started in November and it cleared out all the acne on my forehead within a month. But I started breaking out on my cheeks, which I’ve never had before. The kind of acne I was getting was different than the ones I usually got on my forehead. I later realized my skin was most likely going through a “purging” period. (A purge happens when a new skincare product causes pimple formation to speed up, making all the underlying pimples go up to surface.) Another thing to note, the one month bottle lasted me for two months.
Current skincare routine: Ever since I had a skin allergy breakout last December from using too many skincare products at once, I realized simple skincare works best. I use La Roche-Posay face wash to cleanse my face, apply Vitamin C serum (which helps with fading acne scars) then apply Curology on only areas I have pimples, and use my holy-grail moisturizer Embryolisse cream. (P.S. This cream is seriously so good and perfect for people with combination skin that is acne-prone like mine. It’s moisturizing enough for the dry areas of my face but not too thick that it causes acne to occur in the oily areas.)