If you watch countless Youtube beauty videos or scroll through Instagram on the daily, I’m sure you have heard of this company, Curology. Curology is custom skincare that’s available online. In other words, you can get a prescription cream catered just for you, based on what your needs are and what you’re looking for. So without going to the dermatologist, you can get this custom skincare within a matter of weeks.
Dealing with adult acne I’m always looking for the next best thing and what can help. Some weeks are better than others (as far as pimples) but I also have scars that I desperately would like to be faded. So when Curology kept popping up (thanks to their abundance of ads) I was intrigued. Since they have a 30 day money back guarantee (just pay $5 shipping), I figured I’d give it a shot.
Cleanser – They suggest using this morning and night. Honestly? There is nothing special with this cleanser. Nothing that made me go “WOW” but yet nothing that was wrong. Just your basic cleanser. With that being said, I would pass on getting this and just go for something at the drugstore (CeraVe is my fav).
Rich Moisturizer – The suggestion is to use this at night because of how thick it is. Having dry skin, I did enjoy using this. But yet again, I feel like there are better options out there.
Now to the custom part… On the Curology website, you take a short quiz about your skin. You also send pictures (yep, up close and personal) of your skin (obviously without makeup) to see what your problem areas are. Then a dermatologist will come up with a formula tailored to you. Here’s the formula I received: Niacinamide 4%, Clindamycin 1%, Azelaic Acid 2%. Honestly? I’m not really sure what these “ingredients” are but I gave it a go anyways. I applied this nightly for about a month and unfortunately didn’t see any results. Luckily it didn’t make things worse, but didn’t improve anything either.
With all that being said, I would not recommend Curology. I think it’s a interesting concept, but I ultimately think you need to physically go to a dermatologist to get examined and better results. Another turnoff is that there are so many ads for this company. I understand you have to have marketing, especially with an online company, but with so many ads and reviews crammed in your face, it’s a major turnoff for me.
As far as my skincare goes, it’s always an on-going process. Lately I have been keeping it simple and trying not to stress out my skin with new products. I will do an updated routine in the near future once I feel comfortable with the progress – fingers crossed!