Tuesday, February 21, 2012

X Out Acne Treatment Review

I received this product from Influenster.com through their VoxBox program. 

Photo: www.xout.com

Okay, here is a quick background explanation of my skin and acne problems. I have struggled with acne on my face for about five years now (currently 19 years old). I have tried many different cleansers, toners, topical treatments and oral medications. I will say that my acne isn't incredibly terrible, but I do almost always have a breakout somewhere on my face. My skin type is combination/dry.

Having said that, I didn't really have high expectations for this X Out Wash-In Treatment. However, the results it left we're pretty good.

Packaging: I have nothing to complain about with this packaging. It comes with a convenient pump which I really do like. You can see what it looks like in the photo above.

Product: Since I am used to having some harsh treatments and strong medications on my face, this product wasn't too bad. However, if you are someone with sensitive skin, this will probably irritate your skin. This treatment is 8.5% benzoyl peroxide, which is the strongest percentage of medication I have ever used. The product is a gritty white cream; one full pump is plenty for the entire face. While it is on the face, it has a cooling effect, which is something I like because I feel like it is working. There are three uses for the product: a all over wash (my preferred, and suggested method), a spot treatment, or an all-over mask. I have used it as a spot treatment, but found it to be too harsh leaving my skin very red. Therefore, I have never used it as an all-over mask. I find the best method, for me, is to just use it in the morning and at night as a cleanser.

The Result: After using this product, my skin does feel dry. This is good though, because it is removing all the oils that cause acne. I just compensate the dryness with my regular moisturizer and my skin is fine. After using this product I found that my acne settled down quite a bit. I have breakouts every now and then, but they are only minor if I stay consistant with the X Out Treatment.

Overall, I think this is a great product for those who struggle with finding the right acne treatment. However if you skin is very sensitive, I do not recommend this product. It really isn't gentle.

As far as I know, X Out is only available online at www.xout.com: $19.95 for a 30-day supply or $39.90 for a 60-day supply.

If you have ANY questions at all PLEASE do ask in the comments below! I am happy to help :)
xoxo, Steph

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