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Gentle on Skin, Powerful on Acne
Our formulations are designed with your skin health in mind. When using acne care, you shouldn’t have to choose between acne, redness, irrtation, or dryness. You can say goodbye to all of them with Phyla.
Phresh Gel Cleanser
Phresh removes surface debris and gently exfoliates the skin without causing damage or stripping the skin of its essential oils. Formulated to phreshen your skin and open up your pores so that the phages in our Phortify Serum can do their work.
Phortify Probiotic Serum
Kills Acne-Causing Bacteria
Next, let the Phortify serum do its magic. The live probiotic in the serum goes to work killing only the acne-causing bacteria, allowing the good bacteria to phlourish and build a resilient microbiome. Apply 1 full pump to clean skin. Gently massage the serum onto face in small, circular motions and wait 3 minutes for the phages to absorb. For best results, keep serum refrigerated.
Lastly, 3 minutes after applying the live probiotic serum, massage moisturizer onto clean skin until fully absorbed. We recommend using Phluff because it’s been tested and proven not to inactivate the live probiotics in our Phortify Serum.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The ultimate combination: a revolutionary topical system that specifically targets the acne-causing bacteria PLUS a personalized skincare and diet plan that supports your microbiome and skin health goals. You will get a cleanser, probiotic serum, and moisturizer delivered to your doorstep. Your acne care team will schedule 1:1 video consultations with you to discuss: diet, skincare regimen, and skincare goals.
Phyla+ is our most popular offering because it combines our innovative products with support from a team of experts. Customers who lean on our estheticians and dietitians while using Phyla’s 3-Step Kit to heal their skin microbiome and achieve their skincare goals.
We know that skincare is deeply personal, and once you find something your skin loves, you don’t want to give it up. We want you to let Phyla be that system.
For best results, we recommend that you use the Phyla system on its own. However, if you have other must-have products in your regimen, we recommend you use the Acne Fighting Phage Serum solely at night. Remove all makeup and other products from your skin with the Phresh Cleanser, apply the Acne Fighting Phage Serum, and the Phluff Moisturizer as the last products before you go to bed.
Not only will this reduce the ingredient burden on your skin, but it will give our phage the best chance to work hard all night to recalibrate your microbiome and keep those breakouts at bay!
While in most cases we did not see the skin get worse or have any side effects (like redness or irritation), it is possible that your skin goes through a purge due to the recalibration process of your skin microbiome.
We recommend using the Phyla system twice daily for at least 2 months to rebalance your microbiome and see your skin health improve for the long term!
While some of our customers see quick acne relief with our system, we highly recommend using our products as part of your long-term skincare regimen.
Acne is a chronic skin condition, and fixing it takes time. Remember that your relationship with your skin is for life, and you will reap the benefits of a healthy microbiome long after your acne is resolved.
Stick with us for at least two months and you’ll understand why.
This is possible. With any new skin care treatment, the bacteria on your skin needs to re-adapt to its new regimen. Since everyone’s skin microbiome is different, no two microbiomes will react in the same way to this recalibration.
During your first 45 days, it's possible you can see an occasional breakout. Clinically, this is called “a purge” and it's safe and normal!
Specific to your Phyla regimen, it's a sign that your microbiome is recalibrating and that the serum is working to reduce the overgrowth of bad bacteria. Dermatologists say that, if there’s any purging, it's usually gone 4-5 weeks after starting a new skin-care regimen. This is why we recommend you use Phyla for the full 2 months to see optimal results!
The Phyla system is designed to be used immediately upon receipt, and completed within 2 months, while incorporated into a daily skincare regimen.
The Acne Fighting Phage Serum does contain a live probiotic, and we would encourage you to refrigerate it rather than storing at room temperature (we store it refrigerated before shipping to you).
The Acne Fighting Phage Serum may also feel more soothing when applied with a light chill to it.
The Acne Fighting Phage Serum contains our proprietary live probiotic, and just like yogurt or kombucha (or any live probiotic), it needs to be refrigerated when not in use.
The serum is stable for up to 2 months without refrigeration. So a week or two on vacation is no problem! However, we do recommend to put it in the refrigerator as soon as possible. It will last up to 6 months being refrigerated.
We are proud to make 100% of our formulations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Our proprietary ingredient is made in small batches and with exacting standards at our local manufacturing facility in Sonoma County.
We recommend a powder-based or mineral-based sunscreen like zinc oxide. We know that products with dimethicone and silicone will affect the potency of our phage, so we suggest to avoid using sunscreens with those specific ingredients in conjunction with Phyla.
We currently ship to all 50 U.S. However, you may experience longer delivery times if you’re ordering from Hawaii and Alaska—thank you for being patient.
For best results, we recommend that you use the Phyla system twice daily for at least 60 days. Based on our clinical trial and feedback from thousands of our customers, the timeframe to achieve clear skin varies. Some people see rapid results within 2 weeks of usage, while others see results within 6-8 weeks of usage.
During your first 45 days, it's possible that your acne gets worse before it gets better. Clinically, this is called “a purge” and it's safe and normal. Dermatologists say any purging should be over in 4-5 weeks after starting a new skin-care regimen. If you experience a purge, it’s a sign your skin microbiome is changing for the better and the serum is working to reduce the overgrowth of bad bacteria. This is why we recommend you use Phyla for the full two months to rebalance your microbiome and see your skin health improve for the long term!
If you feel like your acne is not improving after 60 days, please contact us and we'll issue a 50% refund. There will be a small fee deducted from the refund to cover the shipping label. The window for your refund is 90 days after delivery. We stand behind the efficacy of our products, so please reach out if you have questions before purchasing.
In order to request a refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process.
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*Based on 90 participants using Phyla for 8 weeks.
This stuff is a game-changer. I have struggled with severe acne for years and this has completely gotten rid of all of it. It’s truly so amazing and it doesn’t dehydrate my skin AT ALL.
- Scarlett E.
Really works. Bought this for my 19-year-old daughter. After 4 weeks, her skin has improved dramatically.
- Stacy S.
About a year ago I got off [hormonal birth control] and my face has looked like a pubescent kid who washes their face in crisco. Two months of using Phyla and I am finally feeling confident again.
- Alexandra L.
Have questions? Talk to our esthetician.
- Nichole O.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44Skin Type CombinationType of Acne CysticRated 5 out of 5 stars1 week ago30 Years of Acne…finally found a solution
I have had acne for as long as I can remember. I saw a dermatologist in my teens and tried all the things. In college I went on Accutane. I thought my acne would get better as I aged, but it just changed. In my 40s now, I was experiencing hormonal cystic acne and because I am a breast cancer survivor (that happened in my 30s too!) I couldn’t be on hormones to help regulate it (I was on birth control for almost 20 years). Nothing worked. I thought I was stuck with painful cysts on my chin. And then I ran across Phyla and it has changed my skin. I’ve been using the system for 2 months now and this month only one cyst. Hopefully next month, none. It has given me back my confidence. Thank you! If you are struggling with acne try it! You won’t go back.PSPhyla Skincare6 days ago
Wow! Thanks so much for sharing, Nichole! Phantastic to hear that Phyla is helping with your cystic acne!💚
- Amber P.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic Serum (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44Skin Type CombinationType of Acne CysticRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago40+ years old and I've literally tried it all
If I could only ever buy one acne product again it would be the Phyla Serum. It has literally changed my life. I started using it in April of 2022, and my face just keeps getting better and better. I have a sensitivity to Salicylic Acid but I did tried all 3 steps for three months, my skin got better but not perfect. So I stopped using the wash and just use the serum and the lotion and it improved drastically. My son uses the wash and it works great for him. Trust your gut (lots of dermatologist said Salicylic Acid wouldn't be making my acne worse, but it did for me and it wasn't just a purge). I have suffered with acne most of my life. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy it is a very depressing condition to have. I use to cry over the pain acne caused, it would pulsate and be incredibly sore. Even the dermatologist could not help. I spent thousands of dollars over my lifetime (proactive, antibiotics, Retin A, Epiduo, etc.), I gave Phyla a try as a last resort and it has been the best thing ever! To be honest after about a year on the Phyla serum I didn't even need to use any moisturizer. I haven't moisturized my skin in months and my skin is amazing! Because Phyla balanced my skin out it no longer gets incredibly dry and irritated. I am still getting rid of scaring but at least new break outs are to a bare minimum and clear up quickly.PSPhyla Skincare2 months ago
Thanks for sharing your experience, Amber! We formulated Phyla to be gentle on even the most sensitive of skin. That's great to hear your skin is responding well!
- Veronica W.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 18 - 24Skin Type CombinationType of Acne WhiteheadsRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoThe battle is won!
I battled with moderate to severe acne for about two years before I finally saw lasting relief with phyla. I had tried curology (made things worse), a dermatologist prescription (worked temporarily after a horrid purge), and skin boutique products (once again, a terrible purge). When I finally found phyla, I didn’t have any negative reactions as my skin adjusted to the products. I have clearer skin than I’ve seen in years and no longer have to worry that I’ll wake up with a breakout.PSPhyla Skincare3 months ago
Thanks for sharing your experience, Veronica! We formulated Phyla to be gentle on even the most sensitive of skin. That's great to hear your skin is responding well! 💚
- Veronica W.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic Serum (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34Skin Type OilyType of Acne HormonalRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoDon’t skip the serum
I’ve been using phyla for about 6 months now. While phyla hasn’t STOPPED my monthly breakout, my skin is definitely healthier overall. After a breakout, I notice that it heals much more quickly than it used to, and I don’t seem to have one breakout trigger another and another the way I used to. Now it’s one major break out per month right on my chin and it heals up pretty fast. One thing to note: I usually run out of the serum first, cleanser second, and the moisturizer last. I was feeling cheap recently and decided to stretch it by not reordering the serum until I ran out of cleanser. My skin did not feel as soft or smooth, and didn’t bounce back from the break out as quickly without the serum!PSPhyla Skincare3 months ago
Progress, progress, progress! Thank you for sharing, Veronica 💚
- Jaber O.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 18 - 24Skin Type OilyType of Acne HormonalRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoMy Phyla Experience
I’m so happy I finally found something that works perfectly, I’ve made it a morning and bedtime routine.PSPhyla Skincare3 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience, Jaber! 💚
We're so happy to hear you've seen improvement already. Please reach out if you have any additional questions.
- Lindsey T.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34Skin Type CombinationType of Acne HormonalRated 4 out of 5 stars4 months agoGood so far
I was skeptical at first but I wanted to try something different. My skin does look better! the only complaint I have is the price. I actually ran out of the product recently and my skin is pretty unhappy with me without it....PSPhyla Skincare4 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience, Lindsey! We're so happy to hear you've seen improvement already.
- Kelly T.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic Serum (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34Skin Type OilyType of Acne HormonalRated 5 out of 5 stars4 months agoGET IT
I've been looking for clean skincare brand that actually works and I've finally found it! This serum feels amazing on my skin and doesn't dry it out. I keep mine in the fridge so it's nice and cool when it goes on my face. I've seen much improvement with my pimples and inflammation. This is like the natural version of Benzol Peroxide with no bleaching effects on my clothes or towels and its better for you!PSPhyla Skincare4 months ago
Wow! Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly! Phantastic to hear that Phyla is helping with your acne! 💚
- Kelly R.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 18 - 24Skin Type CombinationType of Acne HormonalRated 4 out of 5 stars4 months agoGame changer
The serum is a game changer!!! It doesn’t last very long with using it twice a day, but I will still reorder. The facial cleanser and moisturizer are good, but I do prefer other stuff over it. The serum has really helped my skin, which is what I was praying for before my wedding in December!
- Faith B.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34Skin Type OilyType of Acne HormonalRated 4 out of 5 stars4 months agoDefinitely Quieted My Skin Down
I’ve only been using this for a bit over a month and I have certainly seen an improvement. Everything hasn’t gone away… Yet (hopefully), but it seems very promising so far!
I had never had acne (even when I was a teen) and all of a sudden my body decided to go through a second puberty or something and give me all the acne I missed out on with interest.PSPhyla Skincare4 months ago
"Progress, not perfection" is the motto! We are so glad you are noticing a change already and appreciate you sharing, Faith! 💚
- Natalie A.Verified BuyerReviewingAcne-Fighting Probiotic System (60 Day Supply)I recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34Skin Type DryType of Acne HormonalRated 5 out of 5 stars4 months agoAcne cure.
Love it!! It’s made a huge difference for me. I love that it’s so gentle on my skin and hydrating. My skin looks healthier and is glowing.PSPhyla Skincare4 months ago
So Phantastic to hear that you've seen such a difference, Natalie! :)