My daughter is nearly 16 years old and has been suffering with acne for over a year. She started with the usual over the counter products (Clean 'n Clear, etc) and moved to Rodan + Fields (five+ months), Proactive (2+ months), back to Rodan + Fields (2+ months), Safflower Oil, EVER Skin Care (3+ months) and now Zi Zai (30 days). She has changed her diet (eliminated dairy and gluten for periods of time). She has taken naturopath-prescribed supplements and vitamins, drinks lots of water and tries to keep her stress level down. She has had three peels with a facialist. She has tried apple cider vinegar/coconut oil/tea tree aloe vera remedy combinations. Nothing has really worked. Finally, the naturopath recommended she go on the birth control pill for 3-6 months ("to break the cycle"). On the recommendation of our acupuncturist, she tried Zi Zai. She has used all of her Zi Zai trial pack and been continuing with supplements (turmeric, Vitamin D, ashwaganda (for stress), extra Vitamin A and multi-vitamin) and drinking lots of water). She has had four acupuncture sessions every week for a month. At long last, she will be going on The Pill soon. It's really difficult to say if Zi Zai worked for her any better than the other products, so it is difficult to give a review at this point. She didn't like that the cleanser was a powder, although I commend you for not using ANY preservatives! For that reason, I've given you three stars. Maybe someone with less acute acne would benefit, but sadly my daughter's skin is not reacting to any external remedies.
REPLY FROM ZI ZAI DERMATOLOGY 2017-02-02:
Acne is an internal disease - meaning that external medicine alone rarely fixes the problem. We do our best here at Zi Zai to create products that benefit the skin as much as possible but in conditions where the source of inflammation and imbalance is deeper than the epidermis, internal medicine is called for. Follow the link below to visit our page of referrals for a skilled TCM practitioner near you who may be able to help your daughter further: