Actually this is my first time to make a blog. So hopefully, this will be of help to those curious about this product. Since marami rin nagsasabi na wala gaano review sa product na 'to.
This is all based on my experience in using ACBEGONE. I've long wanted to make this blog, di ko lang masingit sa oras ko before kasi I was working. As a proof, I attached some pictures of my purchase and a few photos of development "kuno".
Estudyante pa lang ako nakikita ko na sa TV yung Ad nila. Their promotion is so enticing especially to those who have been battling for years with this ACNE nightmare. If you are a student burdened with acne-filled face and with an allowance that is not even sufficient to cover for your school projects and other needs, seeing their ad could certainly make you want to even borrow money from somebody else just to get off from this humiliating teenage experience. I know the feeling 'coz I was one of those. Yung tipong lahat ng friends mo makinis then ikaw ang daming "tigidig" sa mukha or may crush ka na hindi mo man lang magawang tingnan kasi nahihiya ka sa itsura mo. Nakakababa ng self-esteem lalo sa teenagers. On the other hand, if you're the working type and belong to the minimum wage earners (or unfortunately below minimum), tapos may binubuhay ka pa na family, their TV AD will just make you feel sorry for yourself kasi di mo ma-afford bumili since ACBEGONE is too expensive (well for me,I consider it costly kasi di naman malaki kinikita ko). Problema pa lalo if you're planning or currently working in an industry that requires a pleasing look. Nakaka-discourage mag-apply or magtrabaho kasi maraming companies ang tumitingin talaga sa itsura. Can't blame them kasi nga kailangan talaga yun when dealing with customers.
Then I saw their AD again while watching TV with my siblings on July 2011. During that time, medyo malala na yung ACNE prob ko. Although I believed I wasn't the severe type based on pictures I saw of people showing different levels of acne cases. Well, that was only my assessment 'coz I never had the guts and money to consult with a dermatologist (I also consider this expensive kasi ang dami pang sessions). Kaya naman, nung nakita ko ulet si ACBEGONE, I really got tempted. Ginatungan pa ng kapatid ko who was also suffering from the same acne problems I have. We wanted to try it. I called the number that was flashing on the screen. I asked some questions to the customer service representative and made my order. So there, I finally decided to buy one even if it meant spending a week and a few days' salary to have it. The only consolation from that guilty spending was the idea that this ACNE will finally come to an end. I had it delivered to our house. I can’t clearly remember but I think the DC (Php 50.00) that was indicated on the receipt was for the delivery charge. I couldn't also recall if it was delivered right after the day I called or if it was brought after a few days but I can clearly reminisce the anticipation I felt that time since I've been so desperate to get rid of the acne.
Receipt and Product
PRICE: Php 2, 480.00
DC: Php 50.00
FREE: 1 Mini Amino +
Total: Php 2, 530.00
The Free Mini Amino+, boxes and plastic bag that came with the whole set were misplaced that's why I wasn't able to include their photos here. The CSR told me that the Mini Amino + is like a concealer. And that "Mini" really meant small since parang mas mahaba lang ata sya ng konti sa takip nung moisturizing gel. I didn't like it anyway 'coz it felt rough to my skin so it didn't really matter plus the fact that it was given for free. So ok lang.
|Set of ACBEGONE (Left-Right: Daily Pore Cleanser 60ml,|
Peel Off Mask 110ml and Moisturizing Essence Gel 30ml)
This was also included with the package. This is where you'll see the instruction on how to use the three items and the ingredients that were used to make them. Although there were also instruction indicated on the back of individual containers.
And here's where the battle begins...
These pimples started getting active when I was already working. Noong 2nd year High School nagkaroon din ako ng pimple breakout but not as worse as this and it also disappeared gradually. Aside from the hereditary factor, menstruation and being insomniac, the STRESS from work really became a triggering factor to my face’s destruction. (LOL). Another factor was the make-up which became inseparable with me ‘coz I had to constantly hide those pimple marks during work. And goodness! It needed a lot of effort in order to hide or lessen their visibility.
|Jul 6, 2011 - with Peel Off Mask Gel|
|Jul 7, 2011|
|Jul 7, 2011 Left|
|Jul 7, 2011 Right|
|Jul 8, 2011|
|Jul 8, 2011 Left|
|Jul 8, 2011 Right|
|Jul 10, 2011|
|Jul 10, 2011 Right|
|Jul 10, 2011 Left|
|Jul 15, 2011|
|Jul 15, 2011 Right|
I stopped taking pictures after that since I don't see any improvements at all. It was really disgusting to see myself every day in front of the mirror checking out for new zits and blackheads. And the pimple marks were just so despairing.
Kayo na magdecide if you see any improvements at all with those pictures. During the first week kasi, the TV AD still lingered and it really made me and my brother believed that our faces were getting treated. I remember feeling stupid during those days when I’d wait for my co-workers or family to notice the improvements (I hadn’t told my co-workers that I was using ACBEGONE ‘coz I wanted them to notice for themselves the “MIRACLE”, tapos tsaka ko na lang sasabihin sana na yun yung ginagamit ko kaya gumaling pimples ko) but instead of getting a positive feedback, they just told me that my face in fact was getting worse. Kaya talagang di ko na sinabi sa mga katrabaho ko that I was using this product. I felt really disappointed. And to top it all, hindi lang pala ako. Even my brother told me the same thing. Sinabihan din sya ng mga barkada at classmate niya na dumadami pimples nya. Like me, hindi niya ipinaalam na gumagamit sya ng ACBEGONE.
Honestly I was doubting if I’d attach photos of me with all those pimples yet I finally considered doing it ‘coz I know there would be people like me who would want information from those who have tried it. And I know these photos would help you decide. I was unlucky during my time ‘coz like others said, there weren’t so much review for this product. Nakakapanghinayang sa totoo lang. Kasi yung pinambili ko was hard-earned money. Hindi naman ako anak mayaman. I bought it with the thought that it will help treat my condition and will give me back my confidence para makapagwork ng maayos. The money wasn’t worth it at all. I’m not saying that the product is generally ineffective. Siguro sa iba effective sya but for me and my brother, it was totally a waste of money. Though, I admit that I really did have an unfit lifestyle which also caused this skin problem to occur, such as sleeping late and eating unhealthy foods, I still believe that they should have made it clear to their audience and customers that ACBEGONE DOES NOT REALLY WORK LIKE MAGIC. It certainly didn't work for us the way it worked on TV. And they were certain that in a few days, all those acne blemishes will be gone. Those slimming juices are actually better in the sense that they advise their consumers to have proper diet for the juice to fully take effect.
ACBEGONE shouldn't have made false promises to their consumers that they will be treated instantly by just applying those stuffs. IF their product take effect only if accompanied with a healthy lifestyle, then they should have been honest about that with the audience. Kasi kung effective naman talaga yung product, siguradong tatangkilikin ng tao kahit pa hindi sya kasing bilis ng sinasabi nila sa TV, as long as you see improvements then I think its worth buying. Hindi yung sasabihin nila gagaling yung acne in only a few days dahil lang sa pag gamit mo nung product nila, tapos wala naman pala. This is truly one of the most sickening things about these exaggerated ads.
We gave it the benefit of the doubt and used it for about 2 weeks more then end up deciding not to use it anymore for the reason that, we felt that ACBEGONE was only aggravating our skin condition.
As of today, I'm using two kinds of soap to treat my acne. One is for whitening and the other is for drying the zits. I've been using it already for about 6 months now. And I can clearly say that I am satisfied with it even though the effects became visible after 1 to 2 months of use. It didn't give me false hopes but it sure was effective for me and my brother who just started using it last month 'coz I insisted he try it since marami na nakapansin na kuminis na kahit pano yung mukha ko. This treatment isn't so hard to maintain since mura lang sila. And one more thing, kahit I often stay up late, or with monthly period, may tumubo man, madali din nawawala at hindi na sabay-sabay like before.
These are some of my current photos taken from the last few months since I started using the soaps. It may not be that flawless, but at least I can say that it made a great deal of improvement with my face.
I'm not discouraging people to buy ACBEGONE. This is all based on my experience and insights that I'm just sharing to those interested. If you believe in the product, then don't hesitate to purchase it. =)