I have been seeing a dermatologist for years <- YEARS! My dermatologist has prescribed me everything from the rolls royce of retinoid creams to antibiotics to hormones to help with my acne. Every single dr. prescribed retinoid gel or cream has left my skin super irritated, dry, red, flaky AND oily and me still broken out and with skin in pain. I started to see Cody to see if adding facials/peels would help with my acne and melasma (thanks to hormonal imbalance and sun). My skin was in pretty poor shape. It's because of dr. prescribed treatments leaving me high and dry (literally) that I was so skeptical about Cody's advice and products. But W O W!!!! I stopped using the dr. prescribed treatments and started doing just as Cody stated and I'm 1,000% amazed. I have been using Montarbo Vitalizing Vitamin C 12% serum for awhile, but now I'm also alternating -- 1 night going to bed with Montarbo professional repairing retinol cream and the next night going to be with Montarbo Illuminating Lift Glycolic cream. It hasn't been too harsh, too drying, too irritating. I haven't really needed to physically exfoliate at all. My skin is a lot brighter and more even toned and my acne is all starting to clear and I don't feel anything new coming up. I almost can't believe it. I've been so heartbroken by doctors saying sorry, there's nothing more I can prescribe you. But I have to say Montarbo skincare has been better than anything a dr. has prescribed and I'm actually seeing results. Real results. My skin is no longer dry /flaky/red/splocthy AND greasy all at the same time. It's so much more even and just normal looking and actually feels good. It's not so sensitive and painful all the time. I still have a touch of acne, but I think with continued use, it will be gone in no time. I'm completely amazed by how well Montarbo products are working for me and what I had previously thought was a lost cause of skin.