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frequently asked questions

Product Questions

How long does it take for Exposed to work?

A: 2 - 5 weeks on average. Some users experience a lot of clearing in the first two weeks.

My acne seemed to flair up a bit for the first week then it got better. Is that normal?

A: Yes it is. Very often acne skin is sensitive to the changes that the treatment causes, but then it begins to clear as the medication begins working.

How does Exposed work?

A: Exposed uses FDA approved drugs that are proven to reduce acne. Exposed natural and scientific actives help eliminate acne causing bacteria deep within the skin. Secondly the treatment works to exfoliate and unblock clogged pores and keep them clear. Thirdly, each step of the Exposed system uses a mixture of specially selected actives to aid the skins renewal process and keep it healthy.

Does the Exposed acne treatment work for people of all ages?

A: Yes, Exposed works on skin of all ages, an effective treatment for adult acne and teenage acne problems. Because it is designed for sensitive skin it is ideal for adult use too.

Does Exposed work on African American skin?

A: Yes Exposed works on all skin types.

Does Exposed get rid of acne scars?

A: Exposed is clinically tested to clear up existing acne blemishes, and helps prevent future breakouts and acne scars that occur as a result of new blemishes. The acid complexes in Exposed as well as our Microderm Scrub and Derm-X cloth help reduce existing acne scars.

Does Exposed have any side effects?

A: Exposed is a powerful acne medication. It uses FDA approved drugs that are proven to reduce acne. Occasionally, people who use Exposed will experience a tingling sensation for the first several days of use, this is normal.

Products Usage Questions

I have been using Exposed for several months now and skin is looking really clear, very pleased with results. Just wanting to know what will happen when I stopping using the product?

A: Exposed uses drugs that help eliminate acne causing bacteria and aid the skin renewal process. Once your acne has cleared up, you may reduce your usage of Exposed to every 2 days or whatever you feel comfortable with.

I have used the Exposed for 2.5 weeks. During the first 2 weeks I saw continual improvement in my skin, but in the last 3 days it has worsened again. My skin, overall, is still significantly clearer than when I started the program, but I am concerned. Is this something to be expected, before my skin gets better?

A: Thank you for your question, every case is different; you may have a time when your skin may from time to time produce acne, however try not to let small setbacks discourage you. Continue on your current plan and please see our site with regards to other things you can be doing for you treatment such as diet and lifestyle.

How many times per day can I wash my face?

A: You should only wash your face two times per day as instructed. Washing more often can lead to over drying and result in more acne.

How many times a day do I use Exposed?

A: You should use Exposed twice per day. Once in the morning and once in the evening as instructed.

Can I apply sunscreen and make-up over Exposed?

A: Yes. You can apply sunscreen, moisturizers and make-up over Exposed, it's dye and fragrance free so it won't stain your clothes, and won't interfere with your make-up.

Is this FDA Approved?

A: Exposed contains FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) medications in the treatment system, Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid, which the FDA has recognized as effective acne treatments.

Can I stop using Exposed once my skin is clear?

A: It is recommended that you continue to use Exposed even once your skin is clear. Continued use will help prevent future acne breakouts. You can not cure acne but using the Exposed system is a highly effective way to treat it.

Does Exposed work on Rosacea/Psoriasis/other conditions?

A: Exposed has been proven effective in treating all forms of acne, but has not been tested for other skin conditions though many users have experienced great results.

Can I use Exposed if I am pregnant?

A: If you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before using Exposed or any OTC mediations.

How long does the kit last?

A: If used as directed your first kit of Exposed acne product should last about 8 weeks.

How is Exposed different from other acne treatment products in the market?

A: No other treatment uses our combination approach or this mixture of actives. Exposed used the latest and most proven acne fighting actives combined with natural extracts that sooth and regenerate the skin. The Exposed acne line is a multi-medication approach that often more effective than single medication solutions.

Is Exposed tested on animals?

A: No, Exposed is not tested on animals.

Does Exposed contain a fragrance?

A: No, Exposed is fragrance free and hypo-allergenic.

I have been using Exposed for a few days and it makes my face tingle and burn, what should I do?

A: Because Exposed uses powerful acne medications, it can cause some irritation in people with sensitive skin. If you are experiencing side effects or any irritation, try using only very small amounts of Exposed at first and then gradually increase your usage. If certain areas on your face get irritated more easily than others, you can reduce or discontinue use of the product on those areas.

Membership Questions

If I am not happy with the results, how do I return the product?

A: While most love the results of using the Exposed system, we do offer a one year guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied just fill out an RMA form and simply return the products to us as instructed in order to receive your credit. RMA's can be requested through the help section of our website at

Should I order as a member or a non-member?

A: We give you the choice so that you can choose the option that best fits your needs. Non-member orders are a great way to just order one kit and see how it works for you. When you order as a member you get special member pricing on every kit - $10 less! You also get the convenience of auto-shipped orders at a schedule that fits your needs and you can pause or cancel your membership at any time.

How often do you ship member orders?

A: It's completely up to you. The default is 60 days but we can adjust that period to best fit your individual needs.

Is there a fee for canceling the membership or a minimum number of kits I must use?

A: No, you can cancel at any time for no cost and there is NO MINIMUM you must buy.

How do I cancel a member?

A: You now can easily cancel you membership yourself by logging into your member account.

I canceled my membership but now I want to reorder. Can I reactivate my membership?

A: You can't reactivate a membership once canceled, however if you just order as a member again from the website, you will create a new account.

Other Questions

Can I return extra member kits that I didn't open?

A: Yes, we do ask that you return them within 30 days and unopened as they are sealed for our customer's safety.

Do you ship to countries overseas?

A: Yes, we ship anywhere! We usually get kits to you in 6 to 10 days using Global Priority Mail to Western Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore and several other countries where available. Please see the shipping table on the order page for details. For other areas of the world we use Air Mail which can take up to 2 weeks.

I am an international customer? Can I pay in my local currency?

A: Exposed products are all priced and sold in US Dollars. When ordering with a VISA, Master Card or American Express your credit card provider will convert the US Dollars into your local currency.

I received some free special samples in my member kit? Do you sell them?

A: We let our members sample upcoming products. Some are available for sale and some are just for you to tryout and let us know what you think. We are always working to research the best products to help you in keeping your skin beautiful and clear.

What are the restrictions on Coupon Codes?

A: Discounts, including coupon codes, member discounts, promotions or other credits and discounts may not be combined and are valid only on regular priced items.

Exposed Acne Treatment

acne treatment tips

  • skin care tips

    How to cleanse your skin

    Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? Covering you from head to toe, the skin is one of the crucial parts of your body's defense system. Remember that clean and healthy skin means a healthy body and a happier you. The skin is on duty protecting you 24 hours per day and keeping infections out. It is the first line of defense against attacks on your health. This is why it is so important to take care of your skin and make sure you are helping it do its job. By keeping your skin clean and healthy today you also prevent problems such as wrinkles or skin cancer tomorrow.

    Stay out of the Sun

    Yes, a suntan would look lovely on you, but you should learn to do without for a while. The risk of sunlight exposure is heardly acceptable when you become fully aware that the sun doesn't cure acne. Ultraviolet exposure affect the dryness of your skin and might even cause it to peel away. However, once you are out of direct sunlight, acne will come back. Prolonged sunlight exposure may also trigger skin cancer.
  • squeezing acne

    Biggest mistakes people make

    Despite nobody knows for sure, there's a good number of people who are suffering or have suffered from acne had refrained from squeezing their acne. In fact serious pimples should never be squeezed by a person himself. This is a job for a dermatologist and to be performed only if he thinks it necessary. The main reason is that a pimple that has been squeezed or picked open is practically an invitation to every bacteria around to enter your body and cause an infection through the tiny opening in your skin. If you think the danger is negligible, you are not right.

    Who gets acne?

    An estimated 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem. Believe it or not, nearly everybody in the world gets acne. When the body shifts into higher gear and puberty begins at the age of 12, hormones start taking over. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. Whether it’s food or pollution, something is bound to upset your hormonal balance sooner or later.
  • acne treatment tips

    What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

    Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most effective acne treatments on the market today. The concentrations vary from 2.5%, 5% to as high as 10%. Recent studies however show that there is no benefit to use gel or creams containing greater than 2.5% concentration of PB. In fact higher doses may reduce oil production and cause more harm then good. Benzoyl Peroxide have been known to cause premature skin aging, similar to your skins reaction to repeated sun exposure or persistent acne. In 1995 the FDA issued warnings regarding the use of BP and changed its status from safe to uncertain.

    Salicylic acid

    Salicylic acid helps cut down the shedding of cells lining the follicles of the oil glands. Mixing Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide together. Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide both are very active chemical ingredients themselves. It is not reccommended mixing them together. It may obviously erase your acne, but more likely but more likely leave your skin uncomfortably dry and flaky, making it very sensitive and less defensive for sun damage, environmental toxins or free radicals...
  • natural & herbal remedies

    Cayenne Pepper

    The components of cayenne are C, E vitamins, carotenoids and capsaicin, which gives cayenne its healing properties. Creams containing capsaicin have reduced post-operative pain for mastectomy patients and for amputees suffering from phantom limb pain. Prolonged use of the cream has also been found to help reduce the itching of dialysis patients, the pain from shingles, cluster headaches, pain associated with arthritis. For external applications, Cayenne pepper extract is used to treat a number of skin irritations in combination with other effective acne treatment products.

    Dandelion Root

    Dandelion can be used as a mild diuretic and can reduce serum cholesterol in some people. Its root can be an appetite stimulant and it can treat some digestive disorders. Many herbalists prefer dandelion to purify the liver and gallbladder of toxins. Dandelion may also be effective in eliminating or averting facial acne and dark spots. Natural acne treatment may include: Aloe Vera, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, Echinacea purpurea, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla Root, Licorice Root, Kelp, Cayenne, and Tea Tree Oil.
  • popular acne products

    ClearPores™ Skin Cleansing System

    Do you like practical every day products that smell great? ClearPores™ Skin Cleansing System incorporates its signature fragrance into a line of acne treatment daily products for men and women. Just like other effective medical treatments, ClearPores™ presents a combination of clinically proven acne fighting ingredients in order to unclog the pores and help your skin get rid of acne bacteria. Once the pores are free the wash goes deep inside the pores and eliminates facial and body acne by fighting the acne bacteria at its root from inside and outside.

    Exposed™ SkinCare Complex

    Exposed™ SkinCare Complex contains natural probiotics and prebiotics designed to balance your intestinal micro-flora, essential to achieving clear skin and a strong immune system. Vital minerals and candida cleansing agents work synergistically to balance your body and promote a healthy complexion. Exposed™ SkinCare Complex does not contain any harsh and irritating detergents such as lauryl and laureth sulfates which is an important step in the acne treatment system.
  • types of acne


    is a pore whose distended openings is partially blocked, allowing some of the keratin, sebum (oil) and bacteria to drain to the surface. Blackheads tend to have a constant structure, and it may take a pretty long time to clear.


    is a closed pore filled with trapping sebum, bacteria, dead skin cells, causing a white look on the surface. These acne lesions sometimes seem to be easy popped. Make sure you know how to do that in a proper way before you try.

    Nodulocystic Acne

    is a solid lesion shaped like capsules and contains liquid or semi-liquid pus similar to that found in pustules. Theese are the most painful lesions caused by acne and can sometimes last for months. Nodules and cysts tend to extend into the deeper layers of the skin and are known to lead to tissue destruction. Don’t try to pop such a lesion, otherwise you may cause severe trauma and the lesion may last for much longer time than it normally would. Nodular acne and cysts is a severe form of acne that is treated only with isotretinonin.
  • shopping guide

    Dr. Benjamin, Dermatology Centre, Toronto

    Medical treatment of acne is determined by the extent and severity of disease, prior treatments, and therapeutic goals. Each regimen must be followed for a minimum of four to six weeks before determining whether it is effective. Make sure you consul your dermatologist prior to getting started with any acne treatment regimen.


    Comedonal Acne - no inflammatory lesions (Topical tretinoin (retin-a) or benzoyl peroxide).

    Mild to Moderate Inflammatory Acne - red papules, few pustules. (Topical tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide and/or topical antibiotic. If acne is resistant to above therapy, add oral antibiotic).

    Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne - red papules, many pustules (Topical tretinoin; topical antibiotic or benzoyl peroxide; and oral antibiotics).

    Severe Nodulocystic Acne - red papules, pustules, cysts & nodules (Topical tretinoin; benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotic; oral antibiotics; and consider isotretinoin).