Friday, January 11, 2013

Product Review and Giveaway: Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment


I am back with another great product from Apothederm.  If you remember, I reviewed and loved the Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream just over a year ago.  See it HERE. I still get quite a few hits and questions regarding that product review.   

Apothederm sent me their Acne Clarifying Treatment to try out and I have been using it since just after Christmas.  It seems that after turning 40 just a few months ago, my skin has already started changing.  I have been having quite a few breakouts of acne, nearly one or two a week, which isn't something I am used to.  I have no idea if turning 40 has anything to do with it or if my hormones are out of whack, but this product came at a great time for me.  Especially during the holidays when I was getting less sleep and eating heavier foods, I noticed an increase in blemishes.  

This product is a power packed acne treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes.  Dual acne prevention ingredients, Oligopeptide-10 and Salicylic Acid, work together to target existing blemishes and help prevent future breakouts.  Glycerin provides hydration to skin without stripping moisture, leaving skin soft to the touch.  
  • Exfloites dead skin cells and cleans up sebum (oily secretions)
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Helps clear breakouts and prevents future breakouts
  • Effective but gentle for all over facial use
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment comes in a 1 ounce pump bottle.  It retails for $32.50.  To view before and after photos, check out their website, HERE.
I used the Acne Clarifying Treatment whenever I had a breakout, which was often.  I would apply it after washing my face and before I applied any other products like moisturizer.  I applied as needed throughout the day, but most of the time, one application took care of it.  The product is a clear, gel like formula and applies easily.  I did not notice any excessive drying, burning, or stinging after the application.  I only used the product on the actual blemishes, but I could see it being used all over the face as a prevention.  

For me, the only down-side was the scent of the product.  Even though it states it is fragrance free, there is a scent to it.  I assume it is just the scent of the ingredients, but it was a slight turn off for me.  I am sensitive to different odors and this was one I didn't care for, but it didn't keep me from using the product.  I am anxious to use this product in the summer when I tend to be more oily. Overall, I was quite happy with the performance and what it did for my skin:
  1. Reduced the size and longevity of the blemish
  2. Kept skin around the blemish smooth
  3. No over drying of skin due to use
  4. Stopped new blemishes from appearing in same area where product was applied.
If you are also suffering from excessive blemishes and would like to try it yourself, I have two ways for you to do that.  First of all you can enter my giveaway for one Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment and then if you just can't wait, you can go to their website and enter a code 35OFF for 35% off the product at  The discount code expires on January 31, 2013.  

To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below.  Entries accepted through Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM.  I will chose a winner using on Monday, January 21, 2013.  I will contact the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose a new winner.  The product will be shipped to the winner by the company.  US residents only are eligible to win.  One entry per person please.

I was supplied with one full size product in order to complete this review.  This review is my honest opinion and I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  I will only review products that will benefit me or my family.  Thanks to Apothederm for sending the product and providing one for the giveaway.

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