Hi there, I'm a 25 year female who has been using this product for 7 or 8 months and I am here to add to the rest of these wonderful reviews. Sorry it might be long! When I was searching for something that works, the most detailed descriptions were the most helpful.
I have hormonal acne that pops up mostly on my cheeks and around my chin area. I also suffer from mild breakouts on my shoulders. I started breaking out in high school after I began puberty and the inflammation has steadily grown worse over the 10 years since then. I could not afford to continuously visit a dermatologist on my insurance, so I have tried almost everything else to calm my skin (with the exception of birth control): different facial cleansers, toners, face masks, holistic/home remedy treatments, supplements, etc. I tried consuming bone broth on a regular basis, cutting things out of my diet, adding things to my diet. I was extremely desperate to find a solution.
I finally found the Advanced Nutrition Programme products when searching for makeup here. I believe I took the short quiz to determine which one was best for me and it ended up being Skin Accumax. I was taking 2 capsules a day for the first month as I was kind of wary of taking 4 per day as I can be sensitive to supplements, but it was not until I started taking 4 a day when I began to see noticeable results. I would wake up every day and see progress.
-- My skin gets less angry all the time and is not as red. My skin tone has improved and seems to become smoother all the time. The cycles of my skin (such as around menstruation) are still kind of apparent, but are not as pronounced.
-- Pimples do not arise as quickly and are not as deep. The deep pimples that you can't 'pop' seem to surface quicker and don't hurt as much.
-- Pimples either seem to disappear overnight or within a day or two depending on the size vs. lasting a week or longer.
-- Pimples can also just start to diminish and then flake off, almost as if they are drying up.
The only thing that it has not really helped are closed comedones. If it does, perhaps it's a slower process and I'm not seeing it. There are no side effects at all for me, except my breasts did swell for a few weeks during month 2 or 3. It did not happen again and they are still at their normal size as I continue to take it.
I found that taking 2 capsules earlier in the day and then 2 capsules later in the day provides the best results, but taking all 4 before bed works wonders as well. The package says take with food and for me, it's apparent that they work better when taken with food.
Side note: Around month 4 or 5, there was a time where I did not order another package in time and I ran out of capsules. I was waiting for a shipment for about 3 days and of course wasn't taking them during that period and I noticed that my face started to get a little more angry, like it naturally does. If anything, I'm wondering how long I need to take this supplement daily in order to only have to take backup capsules once or a week or a few times a week instead of every day.