Amazing face wash.
I've had clear skin all my life and started breaking out a little over a year ago. I know that's not a long time but I honestly couldn't stand it and had to find something to fix it. I got topical prescriptions, tried a million over-the-counter solutions, diet solutions, etc.... nothing really too drastic but I tried A LOT and nothing worked. I randomly found out about Clenziderm and tried it because of all the reviews and it is the best thing I could have done. I've been using it for about a month and yesterday, I went outside with no makeup on for the first time in over a year!!! It is a miracle product.
There are a couple things that people should know about before going into it though, because I went through some things while first using the product that, if other people experienced them, may deter people from seeing the product all the way through to the clear skin part!
It definitely dries your face out when you first start using it. I didn't start using the system twice a day until I was about 3 weeks in, and even then, I don't use the lotion twice a day because that, for me, is what really did the dried out my face. I use a good moisturizer with it during the day after everything has dried/settled on my face just to counteract the drying effect, and ever since I started doing that I don't really see flakes on my skin during the day. All that said, I don't care about a little temporarily dry/flaky skin when I get results as good as these.
I haven't seen too many other people post about this, but after about a week of using the product, I had a huge flare up of acne. Prior to this, the acne I got was always the under the skin kind, but this flare-up was huge, red, painful bumps all over my face. It was awful and lasted about a week and a half but then everything subsided. I like to think that it was just my skin purging itself due to the new treatment maybe? But it did go away and now my skin is clear. Not the worst thing to endure for 1.5 weeks to get to the end result.
I'll definitely be purchasing this system again to help maintain the results I'm seeing already!
Growing up, I almost never got pimples. Even as an athlete, I rarely ever got a blemish. Once I turned 19 my face broke out like crazy with no explanation. I wasn't eating unhealthy and my doctor said all the hormone tests they did showed no irregularities. I was baffled and my self esteem took a hit. I was a grown woman with acne. How could this be?! I spent many years trying different products (you should use a product for a minimum of 6 months to know it's true effectiveness FYI). I tried all the over the counter acne washes. I tried many painful procedures, facials, and harsh chemicals. Eventually I discovered the Clinique Acne Solutions system which worked wonders for a couple years! But then when I approached 24 years old, the acne flare ups started again. My cousin introduced me to the very pricey but very effective Obagi Clenziderm System. I used to purchase these products at a very reputable beauty spa. However, driving 3 hours round trip and paying $200 (WITH a discount) was no longer sustainable. I'm so glad I found the entire system here on Amazon! These are authentic products. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering with acne. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to find something that works but even more frustrating when your miracle product is no longer performing. Do yourself a favor and TRY Obagi. It's worth it! Also, I believe Clenziderm is going through a repackaging phase so that may be another reason this product is sold so affordably on Amazon. Either way, I am a happy customer! I've also noticed that these products are sold individually with is convenient as I always run out of the moisturizer the fastest.
I noticed some people's reviews mentioned they received all 3 products but they were not in the case. Mine came in the box. Very professional.
TIP: I put the toner in a travel sized spray bottle and spray 1 time on a cotton pad. That's all you need! Plus it saves the product.