MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson
Today, I’ll be introducing you guys to the brand, MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson.
I was able to test these products out. HOWEVER, this review is of a about two week result. If you use this consecutively for 10 weeks, you will see better results, so I will do an update review in two months.
Continuing on, MD Complete was created to provide access to dermatologist-level results in the appearance of skin tone and texture without a prescription. What this means is that this brand was created so that you don’t need a prescription to use these products! A lot of skin care products need prescriptions in order for you to use this but with this brand, you don’t have to! Their main goal was to provide skin care that was affordable and had ever lasting results. These products are cruelty-free, paraben-free and is supposed to be used twice a day, in the morning and at night! This acne line is to help clear acne and prevent any breakouts.
Let’s get started! For this acne line, I was sent the acne clarifying cleanser, acne break out treatment, citrus-c healthy complexion and healthy skin probiotic.
You start off this process with the acne clarifying cleanser. It contains ingredients of salicyclic acid to help clear and prevent breakouts, vitamins B, C & E to deliver antioxidants to help nourish and hydrate skin, and green tea, ginseng & ginkgo biloba extracts. This first step was pretty self-explanatory. I used this product after taking a shower. All I did was massage a nickel-sized amount onto my skin and kept rubbing it gently. With this cleanser, I only used this once a day at night. It was light, easy to put on, easy to wash off and didn’t irritate my skin, so I have no complaints. It felt like any other cleanser!
Step two was with the acne break out treatment. This product’s ingredients include Benzoyl Peroxide, chamomile, allantoin, and algae. So with this product, it had a slight scent. It wasn’t too bad but just a heads up for anyone with a sensitive nose. On the directions, it mentioned to remove this treatment after 15 minutes by rinsing again with the cleanser. I actually didn’t do this part. After I dried my face with a towel from the cleanser, I put on this product. It did sting my skin a little but nothing bad. It was just a little tingly feeling but nothing unbearable. This product is used to eliminate and prevent breakouts. I left this product on my face for 10 minutes before moving to the next step.
The final step was with the citrus-c healthy complexion. The ingredients include pure retinol, niacinamide, vitamins C & E, and fruit seed extracts. This product is used to improve healthy appearance of skin, to even skin tone, refine and smooth texture, and reduce appearance of pores. This product was a lot softer than step two. It had a small scent but nothing bad. It was soft and easy to apply on my face.
After two weeks of using this product – I noticed I haven’t broken out badly and that my scarring was healing. I had acne scaring when I first used this brand with a couple pimples and they shorty went away after using this brand twice a day.
Honestly, I will say that this brand made my skin dry around the bottom part of my face and near my mouth area. Normally, I have oily skin so I thought this was bizarre. My cheeks felt dried up so if this happens to you, just use a moisturizer after. But in general, my breakouts have happened less frequently but my skin is dried out because of these products. I was a little disappointed but I noticed my pores aren’t as huge, my scarring is fading somewhat but my skin is not moisturized like this brand said it would be. The bottom part below my cheeks were dry but my under eyes and my forehead were smooth and soft, so use a moisturizer after using this product. I would say wait about half an hour before applying a moisturizer.
In general, my skin did not feel soft or moisturized. However, my breakouts are not too frequently. My face is still suffering from slight wrinkles and of course, dry skin, now. This could be because of my eating habits so I will switch up my eating habits and will report back to this review or make a new review in about two months.
Also, the healthy skin probiotic is a nutritional supplement that addresses the effect of stress on gut health, supporting calmer-healthier-looking skin. All you have to do is shake the probiotic until it dissolves fluid into the bottle and drink it immediately. I only drank one bottle and I will admit that I do not like the taste. This is great for anyone who is stressing out and needs some balance. I, thankfully, haven’t been too stressed so that’s why I only drank one bottle, but this is perfect for anyone who wants to restore balance.
All in all, I do love this brand and will continue to use this product to see even more results in the next two months.
DISCLAIMER: Products were sent to me to test out and review by MD Complete and Brand Backer but all opinions are of my own and as always, completely honest.