So I have been on Differin since Dec 2012 and so far it has improved my skin a little. However, I had been on and off cleaners like crazy. I was mainly on the Bert’s Bees Acne Wash, but it didn’t really do much for my skin. I am stopping the Differin and trying out a new acne line called Exposed Skincare. I’ve seen really great reviews online, so I thought I might as well give it a try. I’m hoping to be updating more frequently than I did for Differin.
The Exposed Skincare line has to be bought online and there are three kits you can buy, each one varying in the number of products. I chose to go with the Ultimate Kit which came with 9 different items. There are other kits that contain less than this and are not as expensive. I can’t remember exactly how much I paid, but it was around $114.00 including shipping. My kit contained:
- facial cleanser
- clearing tonic
- acne treatment serum
- clear pore serum
- moisture complex
- a derm-X cloth
- probiotic complex (vitamins taken orally)
- clarifying mask
- microderm scrub
The company uses both natural and scientific ingredients. Some of the natural ingredients include green tea extract, passion flower, etc. The scientific ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc.
So, I decided to purchase the kit and I was extremely impressed with the shipping process. I would receive emails telling me when my order was processed, when it was being shipped, the expected day of arrival, etc. For one thing, the estimated day of arrival was correct because I received my package on the day it specified and it was only 5 days since I ordered it online. I even received a couple emails in between discussing the causes of acne and methods besides cleaners to help (like changing your pillowcase every 2 days). If found these emails extremely helpful, and I am impressed overall with the ordering process. It couldn’t have become any easier.
Trying the Kit for the First Time:
I received my kit during the day, so I had to wait until bedtime to try it out. The mini-booklet inside clearly states how to use the products and how much of the product you should use depending on your skin type. It also discussed the stages your skin goes through every week that you are on the skincare line. You are supposed to use certain products in the morning and certain ones in the evening. I first started in the evening which involves the facial cleanser, clearing tonic, clear pore serum, and moisture complex.
All the products I used in the evening felt wonderful on my skin. There was a scent to each of them, but the scent was very pleasant to me. They almost smelled like things you would find in nature. Even though my face gets oily, products in the past have made my skin very dry and peel. These products did not make my skin feel dry or tight at all when I was using them. Each product felt really gentle and soft on my skin, giving me a clean feeling at the same time. The moisture complex was my favourite so far because it felt really refreshing and made my face incredibly soft, without making it super greasy / oily. Overall, after using the products for the first time, I am very happy so far. As for the results, we will just have to see what happens. Also, if anyone wants me to go into more detail about each product individually, then I can definitely do so.
Sorry that the post was so long, they won’t be this long from now on
Let’s hope Exposed Skincare was worth the purchase and help me on my acne journey!