Curology Skincare Box Review + Coupon- January 2017
Curology is a unique prescription skincare subscription service that pairs you with a licensed dermatologist and sends you prescription medication every three months.
The licensed healthcare providers are based in San Diego, and the list of states Curology is licensed in is here. Curology medication targets acne. Not only do you receive prescription medication tailored to your skincare needs, but you also get one-on-one access to your medical provider. Prescription bottles are defaulted to ship every 90 days (three months). However, if you run out early or need it sooner, you simply request an earlier next shipment in your account.
Note: Curology used to market themselves as anti-aging medication as well, but that has since stopped.
Upon signing up for Curology you’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your skin and skincare needs. Next, upload photos of your bare face so your provider can assess the skin and determine the appropriate medications.
Curology uses multiple active ingredients, but each person gets a combination of three. This combo is determined by your provider. The formulation can be changed at your and your provider’s discretion.
I’ve had Curology for almost a year, so it’s time to check in on my progress.
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The Subscription Box: Curology
The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping (prescription medication ships once every three months but you can request to receive it earlier at no additional cost)
COUPON: Get your first box free! No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: Acne or Anti-aging prescription medication cream sent every three months + access to your dermatologist at all times
Ships to: Curology providers are licensed in the following U.S. states listed here.
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Each shipment comes with a little fold-out card containing some useful instructions.
The prescription medication arrives in the mail once every three months. Like I stated above, you can always request to receive it earlier at no additional cost.
The bottle lists your name, your provider’s name, three active ingredients, and the expiration date on the back. Active ingredients and percentages differ for each person. Since my medication is targeted at reducing acne and hyperpigmentation, my bottle contains 4% azelaic acid, 1% clindamycin, and 4% niacinamide. More information on the ingredients can be found here.
I have been using the same active ingredients for the whole time that I’ve been with Curology. I haven’t felt the need to change anything. However, you can tweak the active ingredients for the next bottle by discussing it with your provider.
Verdict: Curology is not a cure-all but it’s a wonderful catalyst to better skin. Recently, my face has been on a rampage with constant breakouts on my cheeks and chin. It’s hard to pinpoint the cause, but I think it’s a combination of traveling and stress. It could also be a skincare product that’s causing a reaction, and if so, it won’t be easy to isolate the culprit.
What I’m trying to say is that Curology can’t resolve all my acne issues. What it succeeds in doing, however, is lowering my chances of getting pimples and whiteheads. I used to have perpetual whiteheads on my forehead before Curology, but they’re nonexistent now. Angry cystic acne used to be commonplace too, but no longer. They only appear once every several months or due to factors that can’t be controlled for.
While I may ask my provider to try other active ingredients in the future, I will not be giving up Curology anytime soon. The confidence I get from (mostly) acne-free skin is priceless.
If you are interested in signing up, check here to make sure Curology is available in your state.
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