The Exposed Acne Treatment Kit we gave the grade of C+
The four piece kit from Exposed Acne Treatment gives you a lot of stuff for your money… A Cleanser, a Clearing Tonic, An Acne Treatment Serum, and a Clear Pore Serum. It seemed like a lot of stuff for acne-prone skin to deal with, and quite a pain to put on each day, but we kept an open mind.
First, we were happy with one thing we saw. The fact that this acne kit contains ingredients designed to soothe and calm irritation. Hey, that’s one of the biggest parts of acne.. the Redness, and visibility of the pimples that we deal with. If nobody could see the acne, we wouldn’t really care too much about having it, would we? At any rate, the ingredients like olive leaf extract, green tea, and licorice are known to calm down redness and reduce the swelling and irritation that often goes with having acne. However, we would have like to see MORE of the more powerful calming agents that some other treatments contain.
That was as far as the “Good news” about this product went as far as the ingredients are concerned. Another product built around the active ingredient, Benzoyl Peroxide, you are putting your health and skin at RISK if you use this. The free radicals that Benzoyl Peroxide builds in your skin have links to cancer, and can damage you MUCH like unprotected time in the sun can.
We gave Exposed a try with a tester who was an 18 year old woman. Her acne was primarily on her cheeks and around the mouth area. She got slight results during the first week. Her skin was not as dry as some of the other cases we have experienced with a Benzoyl Peroxide product. However, there was a shiny-ness to her skin that she reported she did not like. After the 2nd week, there was not much more improvement, although she did report that her cheeks were slightly less red than they were prior to the treatment. At the end of the third week, she was reporting no new progress, and discontinued use. The overall impression of the user was that the product was “OK” but certainly didn’t do what she had hoped, in terms of making her acne go away.
As an overall review of the product, it is hard to recommend this product, due to the harsh side effects and cancer links that Benzoyl Peroxide has, especially when the results were not stellar.