What can I expect in the first few days/weeks of using the Phyla system?
Immediately as you start using the Phyla system, you’ll notice none of the redness, dryness, peeling or irritation that is common with other acne products. Response times vary, so while some people see an improvement in days, we recommend using Phyla regularly for at least 8 weeks, as the recalibration of the microbiome takes some time.
Will my acne get worse before it gets better?
Depending on the type and severity of your acne, you might experience purging, which is a temporary increase in acne as the underlying bacteria are drawn to the surface and expelled from your skin. After this, you’ll get clear skin as your microbiome recalibrates and stops causing inflammation.
How long will it take to show results?
It depends on the severity and type of your acne. Hormonal acne is usually quicker to respond, as it is cyclical and not constant inflammation. With severe or long-standing acne, your skin is in a highly inflamed state and may continue to be inflamed even after the acne bacteria are brought under control. You will also see purging as the bad bacteria are killed and drawn to the skin surface. As your microbiome recalibrates over several weeks, your skin will adjust to the lack of inflammation and you’ll be on the path to clear skin for life.
Is Phyla worth it?
Mass-market acne products promise an end to breakouts, but never mention the long-term effects of redness, dryness, peeling and irritation. This daily damage usually requires more $ spent on moisturizers and products to soothe the irritation. And while you’re dealing with these effects day-to-day, the damage piles up years later – so you spend even more $$ on anti-aging products to preserve what’s left of your youthful complexion.
Phyla is an integrated system that replaces multiple products and prevents the skin damage in the first place, so you can take charge of your own skin health. We guarantee no dryness, no irritation, and no stinging – or your money back. So you don’t have to buy other expensive skin products that will simply choke your skin, safe in the knowledge that you are saving your skin from decades of accumulated damage. And you can’t put a price tag on that.
Can I continue to use makeup?
The Phyla system does its best work at night, so you can continue to use your daily skincare and cosmetics uninterrupted. Use the Phresh cleanser at night, followed by the Phortify serum (and Phluff moisturizer, if necessary). Get a good night’s rest, and our hardworking probiotic will continue to get rid of the acne bacteria all night long!
Does Phyla work for my lifestyle?
Phyla is a simple, minimalist system compatible with a fast-paced, active lifestyle. If you work out or get chest and back acne, then you can’t use benzoyl peroxide that bleaches clothes and causes redness and irritation. You can apply the Phortify serum before workouts, and as your pores open up the probiotic reaches deep and starts to remove the acne bacteria that causes inflammation. Regular use of the Phortify serum can dramatically reduce breakouts and improve your skin tone.
Does Phyla work for my skin type?
Yes, Phyla works for all skin types, from dry, combination to oily. It also works well for different types of acne, as the root cause (overgrowth of acne bacteria) is the same.
What sunscreen can I use with Phyla?
You should use a sunscreen product that protects and works well with your skin type. We generally recommend a powder-based or mineral-based sunscreen like zinc oxide. Since the Phyla probiotic works best at night, you won’t have to worry about your sunscreen interfering with getting clear skin.