LEROSETT® Acne Products FAQ Page

What is the LEROSETT® Organic Acne Method?

How the LEROSETT® Organic Acne Method Works: LEROSETT® works by helping the skin to heal, cut oil production, remove clogs within the pore, infuse zinc, and stop pimples. LEROSETT® by Gunilla of Sweden® helps strengthen and thicken the skin, slowing the aging process as well. LEROSETT® uses a nutrient-infused aloe and micronized clay as the main ingredients, so your skin can heal, clear, thicken, brighten, smooth, and grow healthier over time.

Our acne specialists are ready and happy to help. You can call, chat, or email, or send us a photo, and we will create a regimen just for you. If it doesn’t work, we will send a free pickup tag, and you will get a refund.

 

The LEROSETT® Botanical Acne Cleanser, Spot Treatment & Healing Mask (Clay Treatment), and Moisture Matte Moisturizer are the three central items in the LEROSETT® Organic Acne Method.

LEROSETT® is a healthy and natural way to get clear skin that works and is customizable to every person’s specific needs and skin condition. LEROSETT® has been the choice for thousands of dermatologists, acne experts and top acne clinics for over 30 years.

 

LEROSETT® is the only known FDA approved botanically-based acne brand. We make no products based on water because water is a filler with no healing ability. We use no unnecessary chemicals and the minimum of acne medication because your skin can become acclimated. We get better long-term results by helping the skin help itself. Most acne products use water as the main ingredient and or benzoyl peroxide and other acne medications. Acne medications are anti-bacterial or exfoliants, they cannot cure acne; they’re only treatments.

 

Getting clear and staying clear should be approached in different ways. Use stronger products to get clear, milder products to stay clear. That’s why acne products that are used to clear your skin and also used to keep your skin clear will be too strong to use long-term. Your skin can also become desensitized; the acne medication can stop working.

With LEROSETT®, you use more Clay Masks per day to get clear and a few masks per week to stay clear.

The side effects of using the same strength water-based acne system to get clear and also long-term to stay clear can cause thinning skin, hyperpigmentation, premature aging, and more.

 

LEROSETT® makes a Botanical Acne Kit and a Clear Skin Kit, one to get you clear and one to stay clear. Or if you want a non-medicated system, or don’t have cystic acne every day, use the LEROSETT® Clear Skin Kit instead.

How often should I use LEROSETT® products?

Consistency is key. When you begin using LEROSETT® products for pimples, oily skin, acne or blemishes, use as instructed two times daily, usually once in the morning and once in the evening. Skipping days or changing your routine can lengthen your clearing time. LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask “LEROSETT® Clay”

Facial Mask Method: Apply LEROSETT® Clay in a very light almost translucent layer. Gently rub the clay into the skin, allow the mask to dry and work for 10-15 minutes, then remove with tepid water. Repeat as needed. Use more often to get clear and less often to stay clear. Many LEROSETT® users with oily skin will sleep with a thin mask on overnight, apply thinly on the problem area. Patch test on a small area overnight first, confirming your skin is not too sensitive for overnight masking.
Spot Treatment: Do not rub the clay in for spot treatment. Apply over a pimple, a bit thick is OK, about 20 minutes to dry. To stop a pimple from forming, spot treat as soon as you notice or feel a pimple coming on. For spot treating, apply several times per day, or overnight. Overnight spot treating can be very effective.

For the best results, we recommend using one of our acne kits or product duos. For example, our LEROSETT® Acne Kit includes the Botanical Acne Cleanser, 100% Organic Clay Treatment, and the “Moisture Matte” Moisturizer which is a complete a skin care routine that can help to clear skin faster and target a broader range of issues.

What is a Spot Treatment?

Unlike a full facial mask, spot treatments can be applied thicker and left on for longer periods of time, even overnight. Spot treatments are directly on the pimple itself and can be done as often as needed. This can even be done before a pimple is formed so if you feel one start to swell, put some clay on it. Spot treating a popped pimple If you have a pimple that is ready for extraction, wait until the main drainage is over (maybe 30 min). Use a cotton ball to absorb the drainage, then spot treat the extraction point 30 minutes a day and spot treat overnight. This can absorb remaining liquids, infection, and help close the opening which prevents a scab and thereby minimizes scarring. LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask can be used as a drying paste.

How often should you moisturize?

Daily! This is an essential process for keeping your skin hydrated, especially during dry winter months. Both the LEROSETT® Botanical Acne Cleanser and LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask can be drying as well so please moisturize after each mask or cleanse. We recommend our aloe based LEROSETT® Moisture Matte Clear Skin Moisturizer or LEROSETT® Healing Serum are oil-free, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and can hydrate your skin effectively, minimizing the redness and swelling from pimples, etc. while adding the nutrients that help the natural healing process. *For the best hydration, the LEROSETT® Moisture Matte Clear Skin Moisturizer is more effective. This can be used in conjunction with the Healing Serum, however, for optimal effect.

Will my acne get worse before it gets better, what is purging?

In some cases of deep acne, as oil and impurities are drawn out of the skin, there can appear to be more pimples. As clogs are being pulled out, some can get stuck and back up a pimple. Purging is getting rid of all the clogs quickly so you can achieve clear skin. LEROSETT® acne products DO NOT cause acne. For those with deep pimples, these impurities must be removed for your skin to become clear. Stay consistent and don’t give up; your clear point may take time. If you choose not to remove these impurities, you may lose any chance of clearing your skin healthily. For those people who have used dozens of products and nothing has worked, it is likely because purging never took place. Those with very problematic skin and many pimples have a lot of impurities deep in the surface. It is unfortunate for many but purging is often what must occur to achieve clear skin finally. An effective way to minimize purging time and severity during the initial clearing phase is to take ClearPoint® supplements. Since ClearPoint® is extremely useful in cutting oil production, there can be less oil in your skin to purge.

After I reach my clear point, can I stop using LEROSETT® products?

No. It’s the same answer for most acne products. Your skin sheds dead skin cells which get stuck in your follicles. LEROSETT® works by clearing the dead skin cells that are the cause of clogs and the back up of oil. Once you stop using LEROSETT®, your skin cells can start to clog your follicle again, and your pimples can come back. No drug can prevent your skin from shedding so you may need to be in treatment a long time. LEROSETT® does not cure acne, it only clears your skin and removes pimples. There is no cure for acne. All products related to acne are treatments, not cures. Many Rx drugs, antibiotics, topical products, supplements, etc., can help clear your skin but if you stop using the products, your pimples may come back within weeks. After your skin has cleared, you should only need to apply a 10-minute LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask one or two times a week to prevent clogged pores, maintain clear and healthy skin, and keep your pimples at bay. If you do get an occasional pimple use a spot treatment with LEROSETT®. The sooner you get LEROSETT® Clay Treatment on the new pimple, the better. Using the LEROSETT®Botanical Acne Cleanser is the perfect cleanser to use every day for clear skin. We suggest not using soap if you have acne. Also, if you have very oily skin, cystic acne or want a very low maintenance treatment, the ClearPoint® supplement is beneficial. We highly recommend contacting us with any questions or concerns you might have during this process. Remember, the longer you use LEROSETT® products, the healthier, clearer and more beautiful your skin can become!

Is LEROSETT safe to use when pregnant or nursing?

LEROSETT® is a proprietary heat treated, all natural, micronized clay, only consisting of two ingredients, the clay, and distilled water. LEROSETT® is safe to use even when pregnant and on all skin types. LEROSETT® contains no parabens, sulfates, dyes, oils, detergents and has no added chemicals. LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask have been used by over a million acne users and thousands of dermatologists for over 30 years. There has never been any known reaction related to pregnancy. What not to use when pregnant: If you are pregnant, we highly recommend you do not use any oil-based products on your face since oil in the pores is the reason you have pimples. Oil is often used in organic products because oils need very little to no preservatives, but that doesn’t make oil an excellent skin care ingredient. The fact that the LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask and other LEROSETT® acne products are oil-free and based on hand planted greenhouse grown aloe are both significant reasons for its success in treating problem skin.

Can cold or hot temperatures damage LEROSETT® products?

Because of our new packaging, LEROSETT® “Clay” Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask should not be as sensitive to temperature as it previously was with the original metal packaging. If frozen, the ingredients can separate, however with vigorous shaking, the product can still be applied. With the initial application, you may notice flecks of clay that will melt with the heat of your skin. The clay will then perform as expected. If you’re sure the clay was frozen you can place the tube in hot water, up to 140 degrees for 5 minutes, then shake vigorously and the clay should recombine. Excessive heat should not damage the clay, but it can damage the aloe based LEROSETT® products. Both GUNILLA™ and LEROSETT® products are botanical-based with the least of preservatives, and the products should be used within the 1 st year of purchase and kept at room temperature after you receive them.

Can LEROSETT® be used with other products? What about a sunscreen or moisturizer?

You can use other acne products if you are only using the LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask. However, if you are not using the LEROSETT® Moisture Matte Clear Skin Moisturizer or the Clear Skin Face Wash, you may have less favorable results because they most likely will not be aloe based and may not have the healing ability of LEROSETT® products. If you are using the entire LEROSETT® Acne System, you should not use other acne products. Never use bar soap to wash your face before applying the clay mask. Bar soap is alkaline and can dry out your skin. Use an oil-free aloe based liquid cleanser like LEROSETT® Clear Skin Face Wash, or our LEROSETT® Acne Cleanser. It is better not to wash your face before a clay mask than it is to wash with bar soap. Using a moisturizer after applying LEROSETT® is always recommended and using sunscreen is still a good idea as well. Use a minimum of SPF 30, but apply the sunscreen after applying Gunilla of Sweden® products. Before applying sunscreen, use an oil-free botanically based moisturizer like LEROSETT® Moisture Matte Clear Skin Moisturizer, Healing Serum or one of our Gunilla™ Moisturizers. These moisturizers can penetrate deep into your skin infusing all the enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants your skin needs to look it’s best. Then you can cover the nutrient layer with a sunscreen. As a rule, avoid using products that contain oil when you have problem skin, pimples, etc. Many oils are highly comedogenic. They can clog your pores and make your skin worse. Oils that are particularly comedogenic are coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, and wheat germ oil. Why is there no sunscreen in Gunilla of Sweden® Products? To maintain high organic content we do not include sunscreen ingredients.

What do I do if LEROSETT® is not working?

First, you need to understand that acne, like Eczema, Psoriasis, and Rosacea are chronic and incurable skin diseases. LEROSETT® is a treatment that helps to remove pimples or the side effect of acne, but you must remain in treatment to stay clear. If LEROSETT® products are not as useful as desired, often adding the ClearPoint® supplement is all it takes. Many people need to treat acne both externally and internally before they totally clear and stay that way.

Many forms of prescription medication can make clearing acne difficult but not impossible. In these cases, we recommend the continued use of LEROSETT® products since alternative treatments simply may make the situation more difficult by introducing more complex drugs with more potential side effects. When you stop using some chemical-based acne products, your skin can go through a withdraw period. Your skin can become acclimated to the antibacterial effect, and it can take a few weeks of detoxing before your skin goes back to normal.

1. Confirmation: Confirm that you have pimples related to clogged pores or follicles and not Rosacea, sun rash, a staph infection of the follicle, other rashes or similar skin disorder.

2. Acne drugs: If you just stopped using antibacterial acne drugs, your skin may go through an accelerated bacterial phase. Your skin can get worse for a short period of time. Since you’re no longer using antibacterial drugs, your skin may need time to regulate itself. LEROSETT® can still draw out oil, impurities, etc. but may not be as effective during the initial weaning period.

3. Purging phase: In cases of deep cystic acne oil and clogs that lie under the skin and in the follicle can be drawn out with initial use, causing what may appear to be more problems. LEROSETT® does NOT cause pimples. These impurities must be removed from under the skin and within the follicle for your skin to clear. Stay consistent and don’t give up; your clear point is closer than you may think. If you do give up, you may lose any chance of clearing your skin in a healthy manner.

4. New pimples: If you only spot treat individual pimples and new pimples keep popping up in other places (on your forehead, t-zone, cheeks, etc.) it means you’re not preventing the growth of new pimples by using LEROSETT® as a mask. LEROSETT® prevents problem skin by removing follicular seed clogs and minimizing oil production through mineral adsorption. A follicular clog seed can take up to 3-5 weeks to manifest itself as a pimple. You can prevent seeding by applying a thin layer of LEROSETT® as a mask 1-3 times daily (depending on skin sensitivity.) During this 3-5 week period, the pimples that you usually would have had in 3-5 weeks should not appear or only be a fraction of what it was. Unfortunately, seeding or clogging can quickly occur if you skip daily or bi-daily full mask applications.

Final note: Fighting acne, especially long-term difficult acne, is a fight! You have to work at it every day and most important of all, you have to be consistent and not give up. LEROSETT® will help remove more pore clogs than your body can create, but it must be used daily, until your clear. There is no cure for acne, only long-term treatment. If you are having difficulty, please contact one of our skincare professionals either by email, chat or call 866-551-5505.

Is LEROSETT® safe to use for pimples on dry and sensitive skin?

Since LEROSETT® has no added chemicals, is a proprietary, micronized, heat treated natural clay and water. LEROSETT® is safe to use on all skin types. However, LEROSETT® is considered powerful, and in the case of dry and sensitive skin, it is essential to use a moisturizer that is not water based and contains no oils, alcohol or added drying elements. Customers may experience dry skin, but this can be resolved by only applying LEROSETT® to a pimple itself not the skin around a pimple. Don’t forget to add one of the LEROSETT® aloe based moisturizers. If you do have sensitive skin, LEROSETT® is unlikely to cause problems since there are no added chemicals. LEROSETT® aloe based products are unlikely to cause problems since the aloe content is high.

Is there an expiration date for LEROSETT®?

Not for the LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask. It can stay in an unopened tube for over 5+ years. Once opened, LEROSETT® can last for years as long as the cap is put back on after use. The LEROSETT® clay will eventually just dry into a harmless powder. However, the other LEROSETT® items use hydroponically grown nutrient-rich aloe as the first ingredient. The moisturizer, clear skin face wash, acne face wash, toner, pore minimizer, and healing serum should be kept away from heat and sunlight. Since these products are based on organic plant matter, they should be used within 6-10 months after opening and kept out of extreme temperatures. However, the Cleansers, Moisturizers, and Serums should last several years before opening.

 

The LEROSETT® Botanical Acne Cleanser has an expiration date. However, office staff uses the expired acne cleansers since they are free. Some have open bottles that are fine with 3-4 years after the expiration date. The expiration date is a legal OTC date, it doesn’t really relate to the true expiration date as you would find with a gallon of milk.

When we discount soon to expire acne cleansers, we do advise you stock up. We will replace any cleansers that go bad at any time.

Can I buy each of the items in the LEROSETT® Systems individually?

Yes. LEROSETT® products are most effective when used as a system. However, not everyone uses each item at the same rate. You may run out of the LEROSETT® Acne Cleanser before you run out of Clay. Therefore, you can order each item individually. You can also use each item separately. Many users are fine with only the LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask and the LEROSETT® Moisturizer Matte Moisturizer.

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Gunilla of Sweden® products are professional grade with the finest in science-based ingredients all within our greenhouse grown botanical base. Since we do not sell at large department stores or large skincare retailers we do not have a massive retail markup. Our prices are already half that of competing brands with lesser quality ingredients.

Can Gunilla of Sweden® clear my dark spots?

Gunilla of Sweden® products may clear up dark spots and help fade discoloration on all skin types. The key to drug and bleach free safe lightening of dark spots, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, is to exfoliate away the skin’s dead top cellular layers. Gunilla™ Brighten and Renew 10% Alpha Hydroxy Treatment, LEROSETT® Acne Cleanser (medicated) and the LEROSETT® Spot Treatment and Clearing Mask are all products that can effectively exfoliate, allowing for new cell growth. The Gunilla™ Brighten and Renew 10% Alpha Hydroxy Treatment is a good start; try to catch the dark spots as early as possible.

Is it safe to buy Gunilla of Sweden® products from Ebay?

NEVER. Gunilla of Sweden® has authorized dealers that sell our products. However, they must be licensed skin care professionals. These spas can sell on their websites, stores and on Amazon. No authorized dealer is allowed to sell on eBay. If you buy from eBay, you are purchasing a product from an individual and can be counterfeit, opened and most likely expired. Be wary if prices are far below retail price because they most likely are expired or heat and cold damaged. Gunilla of Sweden® products are based on hydro-organic aloe and feel thick and luxurious. If they feel watery, they are most likely a copy or have been damaged by heat and cold.