One Month on Curology Acne Treatment

Hello friends! Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I struggle with acne. Cystic acne, in particular. You know, those huge, hard inflamed lumps under the skin that are impossible to pop and linger for weeks… They feel like painful marbles under my face, and I HATE them. I have tried a billion different skincare treatments, and the only thing I could find that kept it mostly under control was the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. I’ve used that daily for the last year, and it’s really helped my skin a lot. I used to get 5-6 cysts on my face at one time, but the acne wash brought it down to just one or two cysts. But, I still wanted clearer skin. One day, while scrolling through Facebook, I saw an ad for a subscription acne medication service, Curology. Y’all know I love subscription boxes, so I figured I would give it a shot. I’ve now been on it for over a month, and I wanted to show my results.


One huge factor that drew me to Curology is that you can try the first month for free, to see how you like the medication. You only have to pay shipping, which is just a few dollars for U.S. residents.

The sign-up process is simple, yet also very personalized. You take pictures of your face from the front, left, and right and upload them to the Curology site. You also fill out a brief questionnaire about your skin type, and what you would like to improve. You are then matched with a medical provider, who creates a custom prescription for you. You can contact her whenever you’d like if you have questions about the prescription, or want the ingredients tweaked. I really love that Curology provides its users with this support system.

You are then mailed a little bottle that has enough product for 30 applications. All you have to do is apply two pumps of product to your face before bed. If you like the results, you can keep your subscription going, and they will send you a new bottle each month. Each new bottle costs $24.90, which includes shipping. Alternatively, you can choose to receive a large bottle every two months, which costs $39.90.


I really like that the bottle has your ingredient information on the back. The info is also on your Curology account, as well as a brief description of each. Mine contains:
– Zinc Pyrithione, which fights acne via its antibacterial and antifungal effects.
-Clindamycin, which is an anti-inflammatory antibiotic.
-Niacinamide, which is an antioxidant that fights acne, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation.

Here is what my skin looked like the night before starting Curology. It was a relatively good skin day for me, with only one large zit:



Here is what it looked like after two weeks:


And what it looked like last night, after five weeks:



I am completely in love with Curology. I haven’t gotten a single cyst since I started the treatment, which is miraculous. I have always had at least one cyst on my face since I was 16 years old. Having clear skin has increased my confidence so much, not to mention it is much less painful!

Curology has also balanced my skin type. I used to have very oily cheeks, nose, and chin, but a dry forehead prone to fine lines. Now, I actually have normal skin. Not too oily, not too dry. It feels hydrated, and healthy… and I feel like I’m glowing when I look in the mirror. I’ve also noticed that over the last two weeks, the pores around my nose have been getting smaller. I’m in love!

I understand that everybody’s skin is different, and that while Curology worked for me it might not work for you. However, I do think if you are struggling with acne, you should try out the free trial. 

I really hope you found this review useful! Let me know if you have any questions about Curology. 🙂


4 thoughts on “One Month on Curology Acne Treatment

  1. Maybelline says:

    Hi, i just got my Curology Consultation. I was googling the ingredients that my Provider put on my prescription and suddenly i saw your blog. You used the exact formula i’m gonna use so thank you for sharing for experience with the public it really gave me support. I’ve been trying to get rid of my cystic acne for aprox 5 years now, have tried soooo many treatments (internal & external) and nothing works so i hope this one really help me to get through it.


    • The Whimsical Chick says:

      I’m so glad my post helped!! I stayed on Curology for several months, and it worked wonders. I ended up going off of it because I needed to save money, but my skin stayed clear. Please keep me updated as to whether it works for you! Good luck 🙂


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