Well, its been almost 3 weeks since I started. Results are holding. Only had a couple small blemishes that we're mainly the result of ingrown hairs. Nice thing is they disappeared after a day and never got infected like before.
By October 18, I'll have used zyderma for a month. If a full month goes by without any breakouts, I'll then know it works both short & long-term. And if that's the case, I'll be sticking with it. Fingers crossed.