Many anti-acne products are interchangeable; they have different brand names but contain the same active ingredients. Neutrogena Skin ID is different. This highly personalized skin care line considers a variety of factors such as:
- Type of acne
- Frequency of breakouts
- Frequency of perspiring on the face
- Amount of daily sun exposure
- Skin type
Shoppers are guided toward appropriate products as they answer questions on the Skin ID website or talk with a Skin ID rep on the phone. Many consider the ten or twenty minute consultation to be as effective as visiting a dermatologist.
Customers are assigned a set of three skincare products. These are selected from a list of cleansers, scrubs, toners, moisturizers and spot treatments. A few bonus products are sometimes included. All Skin ID products are manufactured by Neutrogena.
How Effective is Skin ID?
Neutrogena, who is the maker of Skin ID, states that over 80% of customers see improvements within a week. All customers see improvement within eight weeks. The Skin ID systems are said to be twice as effective as Proactiv Solution in clinical studies. This comparison chart is taken from the Skin ID website:
Introductory kits cost $19.99 plus shipping and handling. They contain a one-month supply. Each additional monthly set costs $19.99. Customers are automatically enrolled in refill programs but can cancel at any time by phone.
The Skin ID website states that results will likely be evident from the first day of use. Optimal results may be achieved within eight weeks. Customers can receive 100% of the purchase price back if the products don’t promote improvement after 60 days.
Customer reviews of Skin ID are generally positive. Exceptions come from customers with sensitive skin. Some have written that the formulas for sensitive skin are too harsh. They complain of getting dry and itchy red skin. It’s possible though that they underestimated their sensitivity when completing the questionnaire.
Where can I buy Skin ID acne treatment?
You can get this product and a personalized evaluation at their website, www.SkinID.com. In the end, Skin ID makes good sense for most people. The site does a good job of distinguishing between the different kinds of acne including: whiteheads, blackheads, small red surface bumps and deep bumps or pustules. It also adjusts for age, sex, perspiration levels and other variables. By targeting very specific conditions instead of taking a one-product-fits-all approach, this skincare line delivers excellent results. As mentioned above, however, people with especially sensitive skin might be dissatisfied.