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Curology Skincare Box Review + Free Trial Coupon – October 2017

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Curology October 2017 Box

Curology is a unique prescription skincare subscription service that targets acne and pairs you with a licensed dermatologist and sends you prescription medication every month or every other month. However, if you run out early or need it sooner, you can request an earlier next shipment in your account. Not only do you receive prescription medication tailored to your skincare needs, but you also get one-on-one access to your medical provider.

Curology October 2017 Box open

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Curology October 2017 Box items

The Subscription Box: Curology

The Cost: Monthly bottle $19.95 + 4.95 shipping or 2-month bottle $39.90 + free shipping ($19.95 a month)

COUPON: Get your first box free! No coupon required, just use this link

The Products: Customized prescription skincare delivered to your doorstep + access to your dermatologist at all times

Ships to: Curology is currently licensed in 37 US states.

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Curology October 2017

Curology October 2017

Curology October 2017

Upon signing up, I was asked to answer a short questionnaire to let my dermatologist understand my skin concerns and goals I want to achieve. Although I don’t have a lot of visible acne and only get occasional pimples before that time of the month, I’m never satisfied with my skin texture, pores, and discoloration. I also have a TON of blackheads that I want to get rid of!

Curology October 2017 Booklet

Similar to last month, there was a little fold-out card containing some useful instructions on how to apply the product.

Curology October 2017 product

Curology October 2017 formula

After my trial period ran out, I subscribed to the bi-monthly plan, and now receive a bottle every other month. This bottle is 27 ml., almost twice as big as the trial bottle (14 ml.). The bottle stated my name, my provider, and the 3 active ingredients in my formulation (each user’s personalized prescription consists of 3 of Curology’s 6 basic ingredients, which you can read about here).

My formulation includes:

  • Azelaic acid 4% – antibacterial, reduces redness, hyperpigmentation, and blocked pores
  • Clindamycin 1% – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • Niacinamide 4% – fights inflammation and hyperpigmentation/dark spots/post-acne marks

I’ve been using it every day for almost 5 months now (since 5/12). The cream is fast-absorbing and dries almost instantly, leaving zero oiliness and residue. I did break out a bit during the second week as my provider warned, but the breakout receded relatively quickly.

Curology October 2017 progress

Since July, I’ve been extremely busy with work, so I kept my nighttime routine to a minimum. Curology is, most of the time, the only product I’ve been using at night, and I find the results satisfying. My skin felt hydrated but not oily – even without extra moisturizer, and it saved me a TON of time. I’ve had very little if any, breakouts during these two months. I also noticed that my skin is a little smoother – and there’s not as much redness/discoloration as before. I feel like my skin has gotten used to the product and the result is quite stable now, so I might contact my provider to change the formulation soon.

Verdict: For $39.90, I receive a skincare solution that is customized for my skin, together with access to my Curology provider at all times. I think this subscription is definitely worth the price, especially because I tend to use the product by itself as my nighttime moisturizer and still get good skin days as a result.

What do you think of Curology? Are you interested in their service so far?

Written by Jira Sai

Jira Sai

Jira discovered the world of subscription boxes when she first moved to New York in 2017 (subscription box is not a thing in her home country!). Thanks to MSA, she’s now subscribed to almost 10 beauty and lifestyle boxes, with FabFitFun, BeautyFIX, and Clean Beauty Box as her favorites. Ps. Her boyfriend thinks that she’s only subscribed to Ipsy, so please keep this a secret between us 😉

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6 Comments

  1. My face was so broken out on my jawline and Chin from hormonal acne after having 20 years of good skin and I signed up for the free first monthly size bottle of curology and my ingredients were 7% azelaic acid which is antibacterial as well as 1% clindamycin which is antibacterial and there was the lowest dose of retinol .12% ( which I over my next two bottles increased the Retinol for anti-aging concerns) and the only reason I have quit using it and use a 3% salicylic peel to sleep in on my T-Zone each night recently is because I am in the one in 10 people who retinol makes oily instead of dry. But, it totally cleared up my skin so I have just changed my prescription with my provider that I can message anytime and she gets back to me within 48 hours and we are going to do vitamin B3 which lightens dark spots and helps moisture along with the Azelaic acid and clindamycin again because they like to put two antibacterial products in anything with retinol..and I requested it with the vitamin B3 niacinamide instead of retinol this time because it kills the P acne bacteria. My skin cleared up extremely quickly with these and they also have list of different drugstore items they recommend like you can go on Amazon and buy cheap benzoyl peroxide which kills the acne Journey as well and puts oxygen into your pores which stops at me and there are salicylic acne washes most of them in the team genre but they recommend sunscreens and moisturizers also that are non-comedogenic and there is a website cause cosdna.com where you can put in different ingredients or names of different Beauty items and it will tell you if it is good or bad for your skin and acne.

  2. I couldnt recommend this service enough. This is hands down my skin saver. 2.5 years ago when I was in college and having lots of stress from studying days and nights for med school, my skin broke out so bad, to the point that I didnt feel confident going grocery shopping with my bare face. Well, that is when I felt hard for makeup and became a makeup addict. Anyways, thanks to this amazing subscription, my skin now is clear and smooth, that even some strangers just stop me in my gym and ask my secrets of having such good, glowy, and even skin. It feels amazing that I can now walk around with my bare face again.

    • I’m very interested in this subscription. So is this just a night cream? Or do they make a cleanser, toner, serum & a wrinkle cream too? Or is it just this one product?
      Thank you

  3. I really want to try this service, I wish they shipped to Alaska.

    • I really want to try it too! They don’t ship to Oregon either. 🙁

      • Not availible for Maryland either :-p

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