Regardless of why I received the treatment, I was eager to try it. It's a one-step acne wash from the creators of Proactiv. It's formulated to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts, banish existing pimples, and leave skin feeling smooth and looking healthy. X Out works to lift away the dirt and grime that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. It also leaves behind a powerful medicine that helps to keep pores clean after washing. It's sold as a 30-day supply and comes with a bonus Shine Control product to help fight excess oil; the subscription is $19.95 per supply.
I have sensitive skin, so I worried that this product would be too strong for my skin. I've been blessed with pretty good skin and I never had too many breakouts while I was in high school and college. I still wanted to give this a try, though. The sample sized I received (pictured above) was a good size--2.5 ounces. It can be used as a wash, a mask, or a spot treatment. I decided to use it as a wash.
The first thing that I noticed was the scent. I'm a very scent-driven person, and this one smelled nice and sweet; it reminded me of bubblegum. It's a white cream with little exfoliating particles in it. The texture reminded me of a sugar scrub. The directions say to massage into face for 1-2 minutes, but I knew that would be way too long and harsh on my delicate skin. I probably rubbed it in for about 30 seconds, then washed it off. My skin felt nice and smooth after, but it definitely dried it out quite a bit. One thing I thought was fun about it is that there is a QR code on the side of the bottle that you can scan for a "daily distraction." These distractions last for the 1-2 minutes you're supposed to wash for, so it's a good way to time your progress. I don't have a smartphone (I know, I'm practically a dinosaur!) so I couldn't try it out, but you can also view them at dd.XOut.com.
*Disclaimer: I received the X Out Wash In Treatment for free as a part of Influenster's VoxBox program in exchange for writing reviews and promoting the products included in the box via social media. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions are entirely my own.