FAQ

Is Male Acne really different than Female Acne?

Yes. There are critical structural differences that make acne in a man much more aggressive and harder to treat than acne in a woman. In men, testosterone causes our skin to produce 70% more oil and to grow to be 30% thicker than women’s. It also enables us to grow facial hair. So not only is oil blocking your pores, so is your stubble. This means male acne is twice as aggressive and twice as hard to clear up as female acne.

According to a recent study at the UCLA School of Medicine, P. Acnes bacteria not only grow beneath your skin, but also linger on facial hair and stubble even when your pimples are gone (Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2013). Since us guys grow hair on our face daily, this creates extra stickiness for the bacteria to stay on our face and create more and more breakouts – a problem women never face. The good news is, we have figured out the exact steps any guy can take to clear up his skin, permanently.

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What causes acne?

Clinical research shows that the real source of acne is inflammation deep beneath the skin’s layers in an area called the sebaceous glands.

Inflammation causes a lack of oxygen in the skin, which then causes increased oil production, leading to acne causing bacteria and the eventual development of acne on the skin’s surface.

In fact, according to a 2010 study by Dr. Greg Sarici (MD) published in the Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology:

“Inflammation and oxidative damage (a lack of oxygen) in patients with acne play a role in the pathogenesis (development) of acne; therefore, significant alterations need to be made to any treatments targeting acne to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage.”

Now, you may ask what causes inflammation? During puberty, men and women alike experience hormonal changes. Both sexes see a surge in testosterone; however, men experience 10 times the testosterone surge, which allows them to develop facial hair and thicker skin (as well as other male features, such as a deeper voice, more muscles, etc.) This surge in testosterone leads to acne in some men and women. With men, because of their thicker skin and increased testosterone, acne is much harder to treat –that’s why we created Kyoku’s Acne Elimination Kits.

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Are these products right for me?

Whether you have you have persistent acne, blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne or occasional breakouts, the P. Acnes bacteria lives inside your skin and are waiting for inflammatory conditions to make an appearance. All of our Acne Elimination Kits deliver heavy doses of anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants through our advanced Microparticle technology to clear skin fast and ensures breakouts are a thing of the past.

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Why don’t Kyoku products contain conventional acne medication?

Most conventional acne treatments are based on outdated research and actually can make acne worse. Plus, clinical research shows that the real source of acne is inflammation deep beneath the skin’s layers in an area called the sebaceous glands — and no other acne product on the market safely treats inflammation.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide tries to kill acne bacteria by simply drying out the skin, which was once thought to help prevent breakouts and lessen inflammation. As clinical research shows, stopping oil production does not stop the source of the inflammation.

While it can reduce symptoms temporarily, benzoyl peroxide wreaks absolute havoc on your skin. Most people report severe dryness to the point that their skin starts to peel and flake, leading to further inflammation and causing the skin to produce even more oil and more acne.

Prescription Medication

When it comes to acne, most dermatologists approach the whole problem with the same approach as the big brands: treat the symptoms first, not the cause. Accutane is openly prescribed to people with even the mildest of acne problems, which is extremely controversial because it is VERY serious medication that has long-lasting side effects.

Accutane attempts to tackle breakouts and acne in 4 ways:

  1. Forcefully shrinks oil glands to produce less oil, thereby causing less pore blockage and less acne
  2. Eliminates P. Acnes bacteria by unnaturally reducing oil levels
  3. Kill skin cell turnover to stop pores from clogging
  4. Delivers anti-inflammatory medicine to the body as a whole (rather than deep beneath the skin)

I must commend the developers of this drug on actually approaching acne the right way – from the inside out. However, my praise has to end there because not only is this drug rarely effective or yield permanent results for the patient, it is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market today.

Only Kyoku treats the inflammation that causes your acne with a potent blend of anti-inflammatory ingredients that tackles acne at its source, neutralizing the enemy so clear skin wins.

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How Does Kyoku Work?

1) The Daily Facial Cleanser and Exfoliating Scrub dig deep to clear clogged pores.

2) The Lava Masque magnetically draws out even more impurities and delivers acne-fighting oxygen to the skin. Now the pore is unclogged and is prepared to better receive acne-fighting ingredients.

3) The Moisturizer (SPF 15) uses Microparticle technology to deeply penetrate men’s thicker skin to deliver an arsenal of acne-fighting anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.

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When will I see results?

Day One: Kyoku’s anti-inflammatory system goes to work immediately, targeting acne at its source.

By Day 30, skin’s appearance is visibly improved, breaking out less frequently and looking smoother.

By Day 60, acne symptoms are in full retreat! As you continue to use Kyoku, the chances of future acne flare-ups will diminish exponentially, assuring your skin stays in the clear!

We guarantee clear, acne-free skin within 60 days or we will refund your purchase.

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How does the 60-Day Money Back Guarantee Work?

It’s simple. We guarantee you will have clear skin free of acne, blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts within 60 days. If for any reason you are not satisfied with Kyoku products, simply return any unused portion of the products and you will receive a full refund (less shipping fees).

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How Does the Monthly Auto-Ship Program Work?

The Monthly Auto-Ship program ensures you will receive the just right products for your skin condition, delivered to your doorstep on a regular basis, so you never run out of your acne-fighting arsenal. It’s a convenient way to clear your skin.

Our Monthly Auto-Ship Program will ship every 30 days via the method you indicate at checkout. If you find you are receiving too much or too little product, you can adjust your Auto-Ship to a 45 or 60-day schedule. Simply log-in to adjust your order.

Can I just buy individual products rather than the kits?

Sure you can, just go to our online store and select the products you would like to purchase. Our Acne Elimination Kits provide tremendous savings. Buying products individually is much more expensive than buying the kits so we do encourage purchasing our kits instead.

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How does shipping work?

Your First Order

USPS
Allow 1 business day to process your order then Products arrive in 3 – 5 business days

UPS 2nd Day Air
Allow 1 business day to process your order then Products arrives in 2 business days

Monthly Deliveries

Can I change how often I receive Monthly Auto-Ship products?

Yes.  If you are receiving too much or too little product, you can adjust your Auto-Ship to a 45 or 60-day schedule.  Simply log-in to adjust your order.

How do I cancel my Monthly-Auto Ship program?

If you find you are receiving too much or too little product, you can adjust your Auto-Ship to a 45-day or 60-day schedule. Simply log in to adjust your order. You can cancel your Auto-Ship program at any time for any reason. Simply contact us.

I have other questions. Who can I contact?

Our customer service team is specifically trained to address your questions about male acne, product usage, and shipping information.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email.

Phone: (855) 355-8171 (M-F 9AM-6PM EST)
Email:  cs@kyokuformen.com