1-month Curology review – my first time trying prescription skincare

Author: Jenny Wu
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  • Annie

    Wow we have a lot in common! I’m a web developer, also obsessed with beauty and skincare, I love cats, I just started with Curology and I USE CERAVE BABY CREAM FOR MY FACE TOO! This is freaky but I love it! :)

    • Jenny

      WOAH o__o This is so awesome, haha! What are the chances we have all this in common! Yay for us skincare-loving, cat-owning, web developing geeks! *high five*

  • Cat

    That’s interesting! I’ve never heard of Curology, but it sounds like a great service. It’s nice that the treatment is customized for you, and I’m glad you’re already seeing improvements after only a month :D Hopefully it’ll continue!

    I started seeing a dermatologist a couple years ago, and it was seriously life changing. I saw him about a scar that had grown into a bump and was causing irritation. I dealt with for a few years before being fed up and booking the appointment. After a few treatments, it was flattened, and I was like, why didn’t I do this earlier???

    I also told him that I was frustrated that I was in my late 20s and still struggled with acne, no matter what products I tried. Now I’m on a prescription cream and face wipe, and my skin has improved drastically. I might get a pimple now and then, but for the most part, my acne problem is gone.

    Fortunately, my insurance covers the visits and prescriptions, though not every treatment. I have a feeling it’s because the insurance companies see it as cosmetic and not necessary, but it’s amazing how much better you feel when your skincare problems are finally solved.

    • Jenny

      That’s awesome Cat! I’ve heard a lot of stories where people who struggle with acne saw huge improvements as soon as they saw a dermatologist! I’m not too familiar with anti-acne ingredients myself but I think there are several very powerful ones that are prescription only, which could be why. That’s great that your visits and some prescriptions covered in your insurance. I wish insurance companies would realize that seeing a dermatologist is more than a superficial thing – it can really affect a person’s well-being!

  • Marie

    Did you apply curology to you undereyes area?

    • Jenny

      I apply this all over my face, which does include my under eye area. I tend to focus more on my forehead and my cheeks where I have hyper pigmentation, and as I massage it in I’ll bring it to my eye area. I haven’t experienced any issues doing this, but I would definitely check with your Curology health care provider, since every formula is different. Hope this helps!

  • Leah

    Did you do this only at night or morning and night?

    • Jenny

      Curology should only be applied during the evenings as the active ingredients can make your skin more photosensitive. Since every formula is unique to your skin type, your assigned healthcare provider will give you clear instructions on how and when it should be used. You can always message them directly if you have any questions.

  • Amber

    I am on day two of my Curology bottle and I’m already seeing results! I suffer from hormonal acne and horrible acne scars. I’v seen a dermatologist in the past and two prescriptions and a pretty large dermatology bill later, I still had ACNE!! My formulation is 8% Azelaic Acid, 1% Clindamycin and .25% Zinc Pyrithione.

    Wish me luck!!

    • Jenny

      That’s awesome Amber! Hope you continue to see great results, good luck!

  • katherine canales

    I been on antibiotic for a year on and off, but i know being on them for too long is not good for you. Now that i ran out of antibiotic im breaking out again. i suffer from cystic acne, around my chin area. I wonder if anyone with the same problem has used this

    • Jenny

      I would definitely suggest contact Curology directly with your question. They can let you know if any of the other users are in a similar situation and whether or not the prescription ingredients will work for you. Good luck!

      • katherine canales

        thanks

  • Jessica

    What happens if you stop using curology?

    • Jenny

      I’m not sure what the case would be if you were dealing with acne, but in my case (anti-aging and brightening), you’d no longer notice any continuous improvement to your skin, but it shouldn’t regress to the previous state. However I’d recommend asking Curology directly to confirm :)

  • Lin Adams

    Hello, I came across your review on Curology. Since this is an old post, can you tell me if you still use Curology skin care? Thank you!

    • Jenny

      Yes I still use it, but at a lower % now and not everyday. I just shared it on my Instagram today if you’re interested in a retinol comparison: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ6Y9ltn2rg/

      • Lin Adams

        Wow, thank you very much for your speedy reply! Did you find Curology not perform as well as you hoped, and that’s why you incorporated other items?

        • Jenny

          You’re welcome! It actually performs really well but my skin still finds tretinoin irritating if I use it daily, that’s why I like to alternate with a gentler retinol alternative!

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