Introduction to Exposed Skincare | Science + Nature
Although I don’t suffer from acne breakouts, my skin is far from perfect. While medical treatments are too severe for me, I also find that all natural products can’t always deliver. Exposed Skincare has combined dermatologist approved medicinal ingredients with pure natural extracts to create a treatment for not only those with chronic acne breakouts, but also those suffering from pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. The Exposed Skincare 60-Day Basic Kit promises to clear up inflammation and prevent scarring while targeting “all 4 causes of acne by unclogging pores, killing acne bacteria, regulating oil, and calming redness.” Here is my week 1 first impression of the treatment~
Prior to incorporating the Exposed Skincare Basic Kit my regimen wasn’t exactly low maintenance. Though for the most part my skin looks and feels healthy with the normal moisturizers, serums, and masks I still have stubborn blackheads on my nose and chin and breakouts when I accidentally fall asleep with makeup on*. Exposed is a medical treatment and, for users with chronic acne breakouts, it is meant to be used twice daily. If your skin issues more closely resemble mine, then it is recommended for use once a day and in conservative amounts. Although the Basic Kit does treat a variety of ailments and is full of active ingredients, what I like is that you can use it to suit your personal needs and in conjunction with the skincare products you already have.
*TMI seemingly unavoidable, sorry!
The 5-Piece Basic Kit
- Facial Cleanser: A delicate pore cleansing wash that cleans the skin and loosens dead skin cells without causing dryness, redness or inflammation.
- Clearing Tonic: A refreshing blend of ingredients that digs deep into skin pores to restore the natural balance of the skin and control acne.
- Acne Treatment Serum: The acne treatment complex that prevents blemishes and whiteheads from returning by using dermatologist approved ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, which give you clear skin that looks and feels fresh.
- Clear Pore Serum: A delicate gel that uses salicylic acid to dig deep into the pores, control bacteria that cause pimples, repair skin cells, and rebalance the face as you sleep.
- Derm-X Cloth: The acne treatment exfoliating cloth that promotes clear skin as it loosens blackheads and whiteheads and removes dead skin cells, makeup, oil, and debris.
I’ve been using the treatment once a day alternating between mornings and nights to take advantage of both the Acne Treatment Serum and the Clear Pore Serum. The Facial Cleanser makes my skin feel the ‘squeaky’ type of clean, although I do usually need to followup with eye makeup remover for stubborn gel and cream products. Using the Clearing Tonic followed by either Serum creates a light stinging feeling, but I think thats a side effect of either the benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. I try to take it as a sign that its working as it stings exclusively in my T-zone area. My skin is always a little bit red and dry once the treatment is complete, but once it is fully absorbed and I apply moisturizer only a skin tightness is left. The clean, tight sensation lingers for a few hours and I almost feel like it would help to lessen the appearance of fine lines… interesting side effect.
So far it has been one week of incorporating the 60-day Exposed Skincare treatment into my skincare regimen, and although I haven’t seen any major changes yet it feels promising. Feel free to leave any questions about the Basic Kit in the comments section below and I’ll try to answer them.
(Some of these items have been sent to me for review, however, all opinions and words are my own)