X Out® Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you need to continually rub in X Out® while you are washing for two minutes, or can the product be left on the face for two minutes after rubbing onto skin?
For the best results when used as a traditional cleanser, X Out Wash-In Treatment should be massaged into the skin for two minutes in order to effectively wash the medicine into pores to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts. X Out Wash-In Treatment can also be used as a spot treatment or mask, in addition to the daily treatment. When used as spot treatment or mask leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. Benzoyl peroxide does have some bleaching properties, so you should consider using plain white bedding, towels and washcloths to avoid discoloration. For great results, use as a daily cleanser twice a day in the morning and the night.
What happens if you don’t wash your face for two minutes two times a day?
X Out Wash-In Treatment was designed to be used two times a day for two minutes in order to achieve great results. If you do not use the treatment as directed it may take longer to see results.
Why do you recommend that users wash for two minutes two times a day?
X Out Wash-In Treatment was designed to be used two times a day for two minutes in order to achieve the best results possible. The treatment needs to be massaged into the skin for two minutes each wash in order to effectively wash the medicine into pores to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts.
There’s a high-level of BPO in X Out; will this dry or irritate skin?
X Out Wash-In Treatment is sulfate free formulated with cleansers derived from coconut oil to help minimize dryness. It also contains omega fatty acids designed to protect and moisturize skin. But as with all skincare products featuring active ingredients, skin irritation may occur. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently. Users should stop use and ask a doctor if irritation becomes severe and use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen when going outdoors.
Why does X Out use an 8.5% BPO?
Our specially formulated microcrystal benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter antimicrobial agent for treating and preventing breakouts. X Out Wash-In Treatment features prescription strength 8.5% benzoyl peroxide [BPO] for powerful, transformative results. The BPO works to penetrate pores to help start killing the bacteria that causes breakouts on contact.
Is X Out for the treatment of mild or severe acne?
X Out Wash-In Treatment is recommended for mild to moderate acne. Because of the powerful strength formula and minimal effort, this type of treatment is perfect for busy, active individuals with contact or acne mechanica. Heat, friction, sweat and bacteria transferring from mats and sports equipment to the skin can cause acne mechanica. If you suffer from severe acne, please see a dermatologist.
What is X Out?
X Out comes from the makers of Proactiv®, America’s #1 acne brand. The product line is formulated with prescription strength ingredients specifically developed for men and women looking for easy to use, transformative acne solutions for the entire body.
What do you mean by “wash in” treatment?
Wash-In Treatment simply means that our cleansers contain an active - our specially formulated microcrystal benzoyl peroxide. The formulation is prescription strength and helps to keep pores clean and works for 24 hours – so users do not have to worry about a thing, even after washing his or her face.
What makes the X Out Wash-In Treatment formula specific to treating and preventing acne?
The unique X Out Wash-In Treatment is formulated to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts, help banish existing breakouts and minimize dryness. The formula also features a cooling, refreshing experience with each wash. The X Out Wash-In Treatment is designed to be used by itself – no other steps are needed – in order to fit into a user’s active daily life. You can supplement the Wash-In Treatment with other X Out products to help target specific concerns such as body acne with the Daily Body Scrub, emergency breakouts with the Spot Corrector and excess oil and shine with the Shine Control.
Are there studies or any data to support X Out?
X Out has been clinically tested and shown to work for a full 24 hours so you know you're getting the acne-fighting power of benzoyl peroxide all day and night long.
How long does it take to see results after using X Out?
For best results, users should wash in the X Out Wash-In Treatment for two minutes, two times a day. User groups have reported that X Out starts to work quickly and continues to clear skin with continued use. Please visit www.xout.com/howitworks to see a month-to-month progress wall.
Why did Proactiv create X Out?
Proactiv has been a leader in acne prevention and treatment for more than 20 years. The brand recognized that there was an unmet need in the performance skincare market for a low effort yet effective treatment specifically formulated for the needs of active individuals, particularly those that may find a one-step easier to use and may need a little help with daily regimen compliance.
Is X Out a separate brand or an extension of Proactiv?
X Out is a separate brand by the makers of Proactiv that was designed specifically for the active lifestyle. X Out brings all the acne care leadership of Proactiv and the expertise of leading dermatologists to a solution designed specifically for active, busy individuals looking for a simple yet effective head-to-toe acne solution.
Why does X Out look different?
Has X Out’s formulas changed? No. The formulas have not changed. It is still the same powerful formula, just with a new clean look.
Does X Out help with body acne?
Yes, absolutely. You can use all medicated X Out products to help prevent and treat acne anywhere on your body however, the Daily Body Scrub was specifically designed to help prevent and treat acne on the body.