Hormonal acne? We got you.
by Natalise Kalea Robinson
A common question I get is -- wait, can phage serums help with my hormonal acne? And how are bacteria involved? Well, they are related! When your hormones change, whether you are 13 or 39, your sebum (the oil on your skin) can change. Your sebum is food for different types of bacteria, and with certain shifts, your sebum can essentially be an all-you-can-eat buffet for bacteria, which then overgrow and cause issues like zits and pimples, as well as redness and inflammation.
If you take a Skin Discovery Test and we identify which bacteria are overgrowing, we can provide the right phage serum for you. Oftentimes, in hormonal acne, a common culprit is C. acnes bacteria. We have eight different phage serums with different phage cocktails; our odd-numbered serums, 1, 3, 5, and 7 (Phoenix, Cassiopeia, Hercules, and Hydra) all contain a version of our C. acnes phage complex, blended with different actives to support different goals -- from brightening to anti-aging to collagen production and elasticity.
Depending on your skin microbiome makeup, skin microbiome age, and clinical history, you would be assigned one of the eight.
So if you have hormonal acne, access your skin microbiome results and purchase your primary serum.
If you haven't yet taken the test, consider ordering the Skin Optimizing Kit, which includes a skin test as well as your first month of serum. And because we are so confident in our testing methods and personalization through phage, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on your primary phage serum with every kit purchase.
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