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I had severe cystic acne in my teens and early twenties. I was on antibiotics constantly, retina-A and finally accutane. Accutane did get my acne under control, but it came back around the 9-10 year mark, which is what they were finding out through patients like me. It didn't come back as strong and birth control helped keep it at bay for a while, but eventually, over say another six or so years the cysts were back. I used Proactive for a long while, but as I reached my late 30's it seemed to really dry my skin out. It was making it red and tired looking so I shopped around for a few years trying to find the right product.
Then I stumbled upon Carley's products. I believe I saw them on Amazon. I'd been trying to go more natural for years, and after getting over the "Don't Use Oils' on your acne movement of the 80's and 90's, I thought I'd give it a try. Well, I'm so glad I did! I really love their acne regimen with benzoyl peroxide! I don't use a washcloth after as they suggest, my skin is to sensitive for that, and the scrub in the formula is enough. I do rinse with their soap or african black soap I get from Ghana. My skin is not dry anymore, and it rarely breaks out. I believe my scars have faded and plumped a bit, which is nice because I'm 44 now, and every little bit helps. :) I have always looked young for my age, I have a fuller face and no crows feet, and Carley's acne treatment helps keep it that way.
I received a sample of the tea tree oil treatment and I've been trying that slowly. I don't want to mess with a good thing, but I think the tea tree formula will be a great fit for my lifestyle.
One last thing. If you have cysts you'll know that almost nothing topical can 'cure' that. Some things can help the inflammation, but cysts are an inner body thing. I've been to enough dermatologists to know this. I was a vegetarian for over 10 years, but it wasn't until I became a vegan that my cysts stopped forming. They were less, and Carley's helps my skin's overall appearance, but something about cutting out the dairy in my diet calmed my cysts. Been a vegan for nine months, and haven't had a cyst in over 6 months. As long as Carley's doesn't mess with their formula I will probably use it forever! And if I find I no longer need the acne treatment. I'll try their anti-aging treatment!
I had some acne during my teenage years, some breakouts here and there, but it wasn't horrible. However, in my late teens, early twenties the acne flared up so much that I went searching for help. I tried various over the counter acne treatments, even tried proactiv which cleared me up for about a year but then lost effectiveness? and my acne came back with a vengeance! When my sister gave me a sample of Carleys face scrub and soap, that was the beginning of the end of my horrible acne days. I get a pimple ever so often but my days as an acne sufferer are over! I've been using this for close to 5 yrs and even though my acne is gone, I still use this scrub/soap treatment because it does a wonderful job of exfoliating and keeping my face clear and smooth. My face looks the best it's ever looked and surprisingly enough I get complimented on my complexion often. I say surprisingly, because if you had seen me in my acne days, you would be shocked to see how my face has cleared up and stayed clear. This scrub works if you use it and continue to use it. My sisters use this product and they love it too! I'm so happy I've found this product!! I've tried all three treatments: the kick a** industrial strength, clear and smooth acne treatment and I'm currently using the acne treatment with tea tree, which is my favorite. It does a great job of exfoliating, clearing up any blemishes and gives a deeper clean with the tea tree oil. This is made with quality ingredients, it's effective, and affordable. Bottom line: Great quality product that delivers results!! Love it!!!
This was a so-so facial cleanser. But nothing to write home about. A touch more gentle than your usual benzoyl peroxide (BP) product.
But definitely doesn't cut the ice when it comes to being an worthwhile acne treatment.
Nothing in the way of novel ingredients, so it's unsurprising.
well i truly tried this for abour 3 months and all i can say was that it makes your skin smooth but does not clear it. it has left a tremendous amount of scars for me. i do however have to say that it was the scrubbing with the washcloth and the natural soap that really bothered my face on op of BP in the product. I do like their moisturizers! they do wonders and i will continue to buy them but for acne no.
i also ordered the tea tree version. I do not recommend both cleansers for sensitve skin. It just destroys the skin. I believe that the natural soap strips too much of the skin as well. i have pictures and the "progress" of the products i will update soon
my recommendation: the lotions are great! i do love their lotions. The regime- not for me. and also they have the best customer service of a company that i have ever came in contact with.
I love your products! Been using them for over 10 years now. Easily the best face scrub & soap you can buy! I use your stuff everyday & I'm convinced it's made me stay younger looking. I started using this stuff when I was 16 or 17 and now 10 years later, some people think I'm still in my teens today! Its funny! Even though I hardly get acne anymore, I still use your "acne treatment" as a face scrub to keep my face smooth. You have a customer for life. Please never stop making this stuff! Thanks!
I wish I had found this 15 years ago. I am in my mid fifties and have had acne for 40 years. I tried absolutely every solution out there from Accutane, antibiotics-tetracycline, Murad, Proactive, Clearasil, and the latest script lotion that cost me $ 175.00 for a dinky tube and made my skin extremely greasy. I don't know how I ever missed Carleys but I did. I was on Amazon for something else and came across this. Reviews were good so I decided to try it. I am amazed !!! This is the very first product that didn't irritate my skin and leaves it feeling healthy and normal. I have been using it for 3 weeks and am having great reduction in acne and redness, my skin is healing and returning to normal. The soap and samples they provide free are awesome. The sizes will last me a year and are much less than others I have tried. I absolutely love Carleys and you will too. If I see anyone with acne I will tell them about Carleys, maybe not a complete sure but the closest I have ever come in 40 years !
I am a women in my 30's. I suffer from adult acne and uneven skin tones. I have had success with this line of products. It is not instant gratification. You have to stick with it for best results. I don't wear make up, but aft using this product line for 4 months everyone thought I was wearing mineral make up. It was quite a compliment.
I never had acne as a teen, but once I hit my 20's I suddenly started getting hormonal acne all over my chin. It was to the point that my entire chin would swell and I would have 15 to 20 pimples on my chin alone. I have tried everything under the sun for the treatment. I am a licensed esthetician and know a lot about how acne works and the treatment plans for different causes of acne.. but the hormonal acne is something I could not get under control no matter what I did! Until I found Carleys! I stumbled upon it on eBay while looking for any hope of a magical acne eraser. . Read some reviews and figured what the heck, what do I have to lose? I was excited to get it in the mail and start using it. After just the first use I could tell an immediate difference in the texture of my skin. Within one week the acne was gone.. I couldn't believe it myself.. never has my acne ever gone away so fast. I was still a little skeptical knowing that with other products I have used if they do work, they lose their effectiveness after a few months as your skin grows resistant to the medication. But even after 2 months still acne free. I have now been using Carleys for 2 and a half years and still acne free. This product really is an amazing one and definitely works!!! I recommend it to everyone I know even if they don't have acne just because I love the way it makes my skin look and feel. Thank you Carleys for producing such an amazing product at such an affordable price!
Thank you so so much for these products! I have the tea tree clear and smooth and it is AMAZING! After one day there was a huge difference! And the samples of the spot treatment and moisturizers are brilliant. I have tried prescriptions (made it worse) and just about every thing on the drug store shelf with no relief but your products kicked my acne's butt and made my skin so soft. Usually my skin is greasy no matter what and my chin is a minefield of zits but now I have skin like I did before puberty! THANK YOU!
The best product I've ever used--I swear! I've suffered from mild to moderate acne from the time I was 12 years old. I figured when i hit my early 20's it would finally give up and go away--but it didn't. So I tried all kinds of products, both over the counter and from expensive department store skincare counters. All helped a bit in one way or another, but not enough to continue using them. I once bought the entire skincare line from Clinique and spent a fortune--it didn't do the trick. I tried Pro-Active, and it helped a little, but I still had break outs and honestly it didn't wow me. At 37, I'd had enough, I was so tired of my skin!! So I took a chance after reading the reviews on eBay and tried Carley's. I was so happy with how my skin responded right away--and in the long term as well. I have been buying it for the last ELEVEN years, and now have the prettiest skin of my life, honestly!! All four of my kids (ages 21,18, 14 and 12) use it with great results as well, I have to buy it more frequently because we just can't run out--it is a staple for us. I do want to say that my kids broke out like all teens do--but when they started listening to me and used the scrub & soap their skin looked better and better--and it prevented more breakouts--then they became believers too. :) Now my routine is to use the scrub in the morning, then use the homemade bar of soap at night. I am now 48 years old, and my skin looks so good. My skin NEVER feels dried out, always feels wonderful!!! I have smooth, soft, healthy skin! I use very little foundation make-up now because my skin is so good. I truly couldn't recommend this highly enough!! This company always sends small samples of their moisturizer line as well--and i use it religiously.And it is only $24 for a nice big bottle of scrub & their wonderful bar of soap. I highly recommend it!!