Cystic Acne KIT

Free PDF Manual ($75 Value)

Clear skin freedom in just a few months.

Meet the kit designed to clear cystic acne while being kind to your skin. She’s got your back from cleansing and exfoliation to moisture and sun protection. A five-part system paired with a detailed roadmap. Your clear skin journey starts here.

What you get with each kit

Face Acne Kit: Luminous Gentle Cleanser, Mandelic Maven Serum 5%, Benzoyl With Benefits 2.5%, Opulent Moisture Cream, Daily Habit SPF 30, PDF Kit Manual

Body Acne Kit: BP Benefits Body Cleanser, Mandelic Maven Serum 8%, Daily Habit SPF 30, PDF Kit Manual

Face & Body Acne Kit: Luminous Gentle Cleanser, BP Benefits Body Cleanser, Mandelic Maven Serum 5%, Mandelic Maven Serum 8%, Benzoyl With Benefits 2.5%, Opulent Moisture Cream, Daily Habit SPF 30, PDF Kit Manual

The more, the merrier! Optional add-on products
The following products do not come with the kit but can be added on. They are optional and not mandatory for clear skin.

We love a clear skin transformation

"I struggled with acne since I was 12 years old and tried EVERYTHING (strange home remedies, diets, birth control, expensive topical products, prescription creams, OTC drugstore products, you name it!) and my acne only worsened into my later 20s. I was at my wits end when I found Carm’s Instagram. I’d seen hundreds of before and after stories in my life but what made these products seem different was the simple explanation of acne prone pores and the special care they require. I immediately downloaded the list of pore clogging ingredients to avoid and began throwing out my old makeup and products while I waited for my kit to arrive. I committed to the whole process and saw results as soon as the first month. It’s been a couple of years now, and I only get the occasional pimple here and there and they’re so much less severe than before. My confidence has drastically improved and it feels really good to look forward to things without worrying about what my skin is going to look like. I’m endlessly grateful for happening upon these products on Instagram!" - Katlyn

"The Carm Acne cystic acne kit has completely changed my life. I hope I can one day meet Carmen and thank her for giving me confidence I never thought I could have. Thank her for giving me the opportunity to make plans with my friends and not cancel last minute because I don't want anyone to see my face. Thank her for making me feel safe to let my loved ones be close to me and not shy away. Thank her for pulling me out of feeling desperate and helpless. Thank her for giving me freedom and a chance to truly learn how to love myself. Battling cystic acne is so so much more than just dealing with some red bumps on your face. It affects the way you walk through life. That's why I'm so thankful for continuously having access to these products and a life that does not involve waking up in fear of new breakouts but rather with excitement for what life has to offer." - Zane

"I had tried accutane, antibiotics and spends hundreds of dollars on fortnightly facials and treatment to try and control my cystic acne but to no avail every time. Until I tried the cystic acne kit oh my I cannot speak highly enough. I don’t know what drew me to look further into Carm Acne products but i’m so grateful I did. After a couple weeks I started to see a decrease in breakout. Cut to 6 months since starting it I have fully clear skin for the first time. I have my confidence back and feel like myself. I just cannot believe how well these products work it’s honestly changed my life for the better and for the first time in years I feel confident to leave the house without a full face of makeup." - Maddison

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide. Do you offer an alternative product?
Unfortunately those that are allergic to benzoyl peroxide will not be eligible for any of our acne kits. This is because benzoyl peroxide is irreplaceable in the fight against acne. Our customers must be able to use benzoyl peroxide daily to get results. Additionally, if you have sensitive or reactive skin in general then our acne kits aren't an ideal fit because of the use of benzoyl peroxide and alpha hydroxy acids in the Mandelic Maven Serum. If you need assistance in deciding whether a kit would work with your skin due to allergy or sensitivity, please email us at before making a purchase.

Q: What additional investments do I need to make?
Your kit products will last approximately 2-4 months provided that you are not overusing them. When you reach month 2, most but not all customers will need to repurchase a different strength of Mandelic Maven Serum and Benzoyl with Benefits (your kit manual will guide on which new strength to get). The rest of your products will last 3-4 months. To maintain your results you will need to continue using the products until you are no longer acne-prone. See below for information on pricing and how long your products will last:

Luminous Gentle Cleanser for face | $33.50 | 3 months

Mandelic Maven Serum for face | $49.50-$52.50 | 2 months

Benzoyl with Benefits for face | $20.50 | 2 months

Daily Habit SPF 30 for face | $28.50 | 3 months

Opulent Moisture Cream for face | $30 | 2 months

Q: Will your kit cause dry skin? I don't want my skin to dry out.
Yes, this kit will cause dry and flaking skin for a majority of customers. This is a normal part of the clearing process and all effective acne products dry out the skin, not just Carm Acne products. The flaking skin you see is due to exfoliation. If you are not comfortable with dry or flaking skin then this kit will not work for you. If you invest in the kit, but back off of your products or skimp on how much you use them in order to prevent dryness from occurring then your skin will not clear up. Our most successful customers have the mindset that they would rather have temporary dry skin than a lifetime of acne. Most do find that the level of dryness is tolerable but that is subjective to each individual.

Further, if you have melanin-rich skin (non-Caucasian skin), please click here to read this important message regarding the potential of hyperpigmentation from dry skin (or from rubbing or scrubbing dry skin). This hyperpigmentation can occur from ANY acne product that is overly drying to the skin, not just Carm Acne products, however most dermatologists, estheticians, and skincare bloggers do not openly discuss this.

Q: Will your kit cause my skin to purge?
Purging is a completely individual thing. Some customers may experience purging, while others won't. We cannot predict who will purge. Rest assured though that if you purge it does not mean that the products caused new breakouts, but instead they just pushed what was already underneath the skin up to the surface. Purging can happen from any acne product including drugstore products & dermatologist topical prescriptions.

Q: Can I use your kit in combination with my own products?
You should not use any non- Carm Acne products while you are using this kit and going through the clearing process, this includes prescription topicals. Venturing off our proven path can prevent your skin from clearing and may possibly cause a skin reaction. Once your skin is clear, it is up to you if you want to add in other products into your Carm Acne routine.

Q: Can I use your kit while on Accutane?
Accutane users need to wait a full 6 months after they've finished their course of Accutane before using this kit. This 6 month waiting period is standard protocol for any acne product because Accutane sensitizes the skin severely.

Q: Is your kit suitable for my teenager?
Our acne kits require commitment to a daily skincare routine, as well as certain lifestyle modifications, like cleansing the skin immediately after sweating from playing sports. This level of commitment is oftentimes difficult for teens to adhere to, therefore we generally don't recommend our kit for teenagers.

Q: I have blackheads, comedones, and non-inflamed lesions. Will your kit clear this type of acne?
Cystic Acne Kit will only address inflamed pimples and cysts. If you have blackheads, comedones or general non-inflamed acne then you should purchase the Blackheads & Closed Comedones Kit. If you aren't sure if you have inflamed or non-inflamed acne then please email us an in-focus, close-up, and makeup-free photo of your acne. Email it to and type in Kit Question in the subject line.

Q: Can I choose a different strength Mandelic Maven Serum or Benzoyl with Benefits for my kit?
We cannot make any product substitutions to our kits. Kits come with a specific set of products as listed on this page and changes cannot be made. If you need different products, please order them individually instead of a kit.

Q: I only get premenstrual breakouts. Will this kit help with that?
Our products and kits are designed for acne-prone women that breakout on a regular basis and not just related to their menstrual cycle. If you only breakout with menstrual-related pimples, this kit is not ideal for you.

Q: My acne is mild / I only breakout occasionally. Is your kit suitable for me?
Our products and kits are designed for moderate to severe acne only. If your acne is mild or you only breakout occasionally, these kits are not intended for your skin. If you aren't sure if your skin is a good fit for the acne kits, please email us an in-focus, close-up, and makeup-free photo of your acne. Email it to and type in Kit Question in the subject line.

Q: I have rosacea or folliculitis/fungal acne. Will your kit work for me?
Our protocol utilizes Mandelic Acid which is beneficial for both rosacea & folliculitis/fungal acne therefore we have seen success in clearing up these conditions. However, our kits are designed and geared toward moderate to severe acne only, therefore we cannot make any promises or guarantees for other skin conditions as our main focus is strictly acne.

Q: I am pregnant. Can I still purchase a kit?
We ask that if you are pregnant that you wait until you finish breastfeeding to purchase a kit. Pregnancy and breastfeeding creates hormonal shifts that can interfere with the success of this kit. Additionally, some of our products contain derivatives of retinol and salicylic acid which are contraindicated for pregnancy and nursing.

Q: Do your products have fragrance?
Some of the kit products have fragrance. If you are allergic or sensitive to fragrances, this kit is not suited for your skin.

Q: How long will it take to get clear on your kit?
Most customers will be clear in about 3-4 months, however some that have resistant acne can take longer than this. Those that don't follow the program exactly as outlined will not achieve clear skin.

Q: Are results guaranteed on your acne program?
While we have a high success rate in the clearing of acne, we cannot make any guarantees for results. This is because there are so many factors out of our control such as the customers's level of commitment to the program, genetics, diet, lifestyle factors, hormonal issues, medical conditions, prescribed medications, androgen dominant birth control, or the rare case where despite all factors being perfect, one's acne might be extremely resistant.

Q: What is your refund policy?
Because of the nature of the material presented in digital format (kit manual), and the success of this program largely dependent on customer adherence to the guidelines presented, refunds are not available. Please make sure you are absolutely ready to commit before making any purchases.

Q: Do I have to purchase a kit manual separately?
No, you do not have to purchase a kit manual separately. This kit includes a FREE pdf manual which you will have access to immediately after your purchase.

Q: How do I access the manual after I purchase a kit?
You will have access to the pdf manual immediately after your purchase. Just check your emailed receipt for the download link as shown in the image below:

Q: Why do I need the kit manual?
This PDF kit manual is packed with all the acne clearing information you'll need to get clear skin.

You'll have instant access to download the kit manual as soon as your kit is ordered so you can dive right into it while you wait for your acne products to arrive.

Here's a preview of what's in the kit manual.

Our simple trick for staying motivated during the clearing process. This trick will keep you focused on your goal and ensure that you stick to doing your skincare routine daily.
Page 10.

Learn the REAL cause of acne. With so much misinformation out there it's easy to get confused and wonder why you're the only acne-prone one in your squad even though you're more faithful to your skincare regimen than they are and eat better than they do.
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Discover which foods aggravate acne therefore need to be eaten in moderation. But don't fret! Moderation is the key, we don't believe in 100% strict elimination diets.
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Find out which 4 supplements can help you clear up easier. These supplements are optional but can really help you along the way.
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On the flip side, find out which 3 supplements you should AVOID because they will wreck your skin. One of these supplements is constantly promoted for acne-prone skin but it does more damage than good!
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Discover which birth control pills make acne worse and which ones are acne-friendly. Sidenote: you don't need birth control for this program to work, but many of customers are on the pill so it's good information to have.
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Stop wasting money on makeup that is loaded with pore cloggers by using my List of Pore Clogging Ingredients to Avoid to vet products before you buy them.
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Learn the 4 most common obstacles you'll encounter on your way to clear skin. After successfully treating acne for more than a decade, We've noticed 4 main obstacles that pop up for all of our customers. Knowing them ahead of time prepares you to recognize them and overcome them so you can continue on toward clear skin.
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Discover our 4 secrets to making benzoyl peroxide work for you. 99% of people make the same 4 mistakes with their benzoyl peroxide so it's no wonder they think it doesn't work. But when you correct these simple mistakes, your skin will clear up beautifully.
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Discover our trick to healing painful, inflamed pimples fast. The best part is that this trick uses something you already have in your house.
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Learn how to stop acne from adapting to your products. Ever have the experience of trying a new product and at first it's working but after a few weeks your acne comes back? That's because your acne adapted to your products. We'll show you how to avoid this.
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Most importantly you'll get step by step instructions on how to use the skincare products. You'll know the sequence of your product routine, how much product to use, and how often to use them. These instructions are not available when ordering individual products, they are ONLY available in this kit manual. This section of the manual is where the real magic is. You can't just slap on acne products and hope for the best. You have to follow a specific protocol which we outline for you here.
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Now that you're clear and glowing, it's time to talk about how to maintain your results. Maintaining your newly cleared skin is so easy!
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Our kit manual is packed with all that information and so much more! It's definitely a must-have if clear skin is your goal.