Ain't Misbehavin'

medicated acne control serum

SKU# DDSAMS

Availability: In stock

$48.00
1 oz

Help stop mischief-making skin from acting out.  Ain’t Misbehavin’ tames blemishes at their source; helping treat, clear and prevent future acne outbreaks.


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Ain't Misbehavin' medicated acne control serum

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A DERMAdoctor cult classic, this lightweight, gentle yet effective,  moisturizing base helps mattify, clarify and leave skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

Ideal for most skin types.  Continued use provides positive reinforcement. – keeping skin free of unsightly blemishes.

Dermatologist Tested & Approved
Allergy Tested, Non Irritating, Non-Drying, Non Comedogenic, Fragrance Free, Dye Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, No Animal Testing
 

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This product line is awesome Review by HopeAgain
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Well, first, I have to qualify that the key to all skincare is to use the same brand/product line for your skincare because they're all designed to work together and that delivers the best results. So, when I try a new product line, I try the line - not just one individual thing, so I feel a little weird posting a review for just one product (I guess I'll post this on the other products I'm using too). Anyway, oddly enough I read about DermaDoctor in a Jezabel article about adult onset cystic acne. I was curious and hopped on over to the website. I've tried TONS of other product lines and brands since my once zit-free skin turned into a nightmare of cystic acne at 25 years old (seriously! Not a teenager. Why was this happening?!). 6 years later, I still hadn't found anything that helped THAT much. My doctor put me on a clinical anti-cyst topical gel. It helped, but not that much and turned my skin into a greasy mess. I decided to give this a try. I got the Ain't Misbehavin' cleaser, this serum, and the face mask. My skin started improving noticeably. I decided to add the Litmus test toner and Litmus test facial moisturizer and WOW. My skin hasn't looked this good well. . . ever. Even back in my younger days when I didn't get acne, I ALWAYS had stubborn blackheads on my nose that I'd resigned to managing with a combo of attacking them once a week with a blackhead remover and covering them with makeup. They are GONE. I couldn't believe it. After all these years, no blackheads! And, no acne!!! Anyway, I've read some reviews about miraculous overnight results. Skincare doesn't work that way. It usually takes between 6-12 weeks to really start seeing results. I will say that I noticed improvement within the first week, and now 8 weeks later, my face is clear and (dare I use a cliche?) my complexion is luminous. Even my boyfriend commented on how great my skin looks, and he doesn't usually notice things like that. This stuff is not cheap, but at least in my case, it is worth every penny. If you're like me and your skin suddenly decided to revert to its teenage years well into adulthood, I'd say do yourself a favor and try these products!

Great! Review by Rox123
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I bought this product one week ago, and I am thrilled. This product takes a week to really start to see results, so be patient! Right now I am using it twice a day with a moisturizer, because I do find the areas that I treat do get dry. I have noticed a lot of my cystic acne is at bay, FINALLY! It is the most frustrating type of acne and I am so happy I found a product to help me stay break-out free.

Best acne serum/cream ever Review by TMK
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I've had acne for nearly 20 years and this is the only product that has consistently worked. I've not had a breakout--save for one hormonal pimple during that time of the month--since I started using the Derma Doctor line of products (I use this with the Ain't Misbehavin' cleanser).I feel like I've used every product under the sun from holistic/natural to prescription (short of Retin-A) and this has proved to be the best. My acne has migrated all over my face throughout the years--forehead to chin to jawline--and this is the product that keeps it all in check. My skin is also combination, and I was worried this would dry me out, but since washing twice a day with the cleanser and applying the serum at night, I've also ditched my moisturizer as they keep my skin balanced.

Sure, the smell initially is strong as others have mentioned, but it is a miniscule price to pay for clear skin!

Ain't Misbehavin Review by Jeana
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Works better than any other acne control serum I have ever put on my face

Simply Amazing!! Review by Tam
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I never ever leave reviews. However, this product really works and is so amazing, so I had to say something! I've had clear skin and a great complexion most of my life. In my mid 30's I began to get hormonal acne and my face would break out daily not to mention stress was also a contributing factor. I am a person who likes instant results... I do not want to wait 4-6 weeks to see a change. I can honestly say if I apply this product at night and by the next morning my cystic acne is smaller or disappearing. I would research and try things people say that helped them. I've spent so much money at the department stores. I think I've found my new best friend. I would high recommend you give it a try!! Thank you DERMAdoctor!!!

wow Review by Shawna
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The absolute best acne treatment I have ever used. I am 42 and have hormonal acne especially around my chin area. This stuff does not dry my face out and gets rid of the bumps within a day or two. My husband and teenage boys also use it!

Clears up my adult acne Review by TJM
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Having had adult acne for over 20 years, I figured if I could just maintain it so it wouldn't get worse, I'd be happy. I started using this stuff a month ago, and I have only had two pimples.... and they were gone almost as soon as I used this on my face. Usually I get very large cystic, painful acne and I have not had that issue since using this product. I use this once a day at night after my cleanser and before Calm, Cool and Corrected. This is amazing and look forward to clear skin for many years to come!

Amazing product; wish it was cheaper Review by Amazing product; wish it was cheaper
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This product worked when I had a really bad bout of hormonal acne that nothing else seemed to fix, not even my normal go-to products. I bought it in desperation and am so glad I did. It is fast and effective. I wish it was cheaper, but I guess it's worth it since I'm here buying again a year later! Because it's so expensive and the bottle is so small, I only use it when I am having worse issues than normal. Otherwise, I use other, cheaper products.

Good Product Review by Betty
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Ain't Misbehavin' serum is a good product. Works for me as my only acne control. Will buy again eventhough is a little pricey for me. I appreciate the quality of all Dermadoctor products.

This is the best! Review by Teresa
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Being a woman going through change, and getting those nasty bumps that never turn into a zit and can honestly say this is the only product that works!! My Doctor told me about Ain't Misbehavin' acne control serum. She said that another of her patients going through hormone treatment sore by this product and I couldn't agree more!
Thank You

Best product on the market for acne Review by Jennifer
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I have been using this product for years it is the only thing that helps my adult acne and keeps my face clear LOVE IT!!!!!

Miracle product Review by Renee
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I have had acne and oily skin my entire life. This product is great because if you apply it to a pimple at night, it is practically gone the next morning! I will always have this on hand. It is effective without drying out my skin. I can put it on underneath night time moisturizer (Derma Doc of course) and the next day my skin looks healthy and clear. Love it!

Highly recommend!! Review by SKW
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I have been dealing with acne for 20 years and nothing has worked! I went into a store where a Derma Doctor Rep. was there and I first thought it was just another speech but, after hearing what he had to say about the Derma Doctor line of products, he recommended I start with this product only. I had a lot of acne and when he said people have seen results in 3 days, ok I had to try. I was frightened by the price at first but in a week, I was clearing up! For the first time ever! It's now been 3 months and my skin is completely healed and, dare i say "perfect". I do get once a month breakouts but this product clears it up in 2 days instead of never. I love this product so much and so thankful to have found it!

Didn't work for me Review by Christine
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I've been using this product for 1 1/2 months now and I haven't seen any promising changes to my skin. Very disappointing. I was very excited to try this product since I've read great reviews online from other customers. Unfortunately, it just didn't work for me. I've been struggling with acne breakouts on my chin and I just can't seem to find something that will work. So bummed that this didn't do the trick.

Amazing Review by Sharon
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I'm over in the UK and thankfully can still get my hands on Dermadoctor products.
I can't say enough good things about this serum. I'm in my mid-thirties and my relatively good, calm skin has recently gone through a bit of a crisis with lumps, red patches and a continuing flurry of itchy spots. I went to my GP and nothing he prescribed me would work...enter Dermadoctor!
My skin is now right back to where it was, happy, healthy and even glowing!
I would really recommend this product to anyone suffering with any of the above, it's well worth every penny!

Awesome product!!! Review by NC
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I started using Ain't Misbehavin' on the advice of the dermatologist at my local beauty store. I cannot believe how well it works! Due to stress and hormonal imbalances, I have recently started breaking out more than usual. I normally have pretty clear skin, but lately it's been getting a lot of larger, cystic-like acne. The serum took care of my acne within a couple of days. The only drawback is that it definitely smells like acne medication, but the smell only lasts a couple of minutes. Once I put on moisturizer, the smell goes away immediately. I would, and will, recommend this to anyone having problems with acne!

WORKS, WORKS QUICKLY Review by Clearskin Finally
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I was given a sample of this product and the mask, while purchasing the Aint Misbehavin AHA/BHA Cleanser. The woman actually wrote down a easy to follow RX, detailed on how to use everything for maximum results. WOW, I was so impressed with the results just after one night of use. My cystic acne and bumps were noticeably smaller in the am and the redness 98% lighter. i went back to purchase the Mask and Serum, but the store was SOLD out!! Drove 20 minutes to another store and bought everything plus a microdermabrasion + multiacid peel by dermadoctor. I want a comprehensive approach and my skin is looking gorgeous, clear, radiant, smooth, perfect! Investing in my skin was the best, best thing I have ever done for myself.

Great for adult acne! Review by mhm, Austin, TX
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I have every prescription acne product on the market and still get occasional cysts. I zapped the last one in 4 days with this amazing product -- I just could not believe how well it worked!

Amazing Review by San Jose, CA
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My daughter is a 19 year old model in NY. I sent her this product to try as well as the Ain't Misbehavin cleanser. She is thrilled as she has gone from using several of your excellent products to one. (Plus eye cream & Dr Brandt microdermabrasion) Her skin looks "perfect" and feels "silky". Thank you for simplyfying skin care- especially for teens.

Didn't work for me Review by KD, Glassboro, NJ
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I am a 24 year old who has had acne for about 10 years now. My acne is moderate in severity but it is very persistent. I've tried almost everything (including prescription stuff)...still looking for the miracle cure. I was excited to try this because it says that it treats all causes of acne. However, I noticed no improvement in my skin at all. If you have acne that is resistant to treatment this probably won't work for you. I'm going back to my dermatologist.

It was ok. Review by SLM, Hollister, CA
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This product worked ok. It did not help me much with oil or acne.

highly recommended Review by ED, Asheville, NC
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I am 28 years old and have had acne problems for about the past 4 years. I have very sensitive skin and my breakouts are 100% hormonal. After using this product for about 2.5 months I recently had a facial and the estetitian said I had NO clogged pores! How awesome is that??!! I still have once-a-month breakouts, but my raging hormones are to blame for that - at least the actual skin on my face is healthy and clear. This is the first product that has ever worked so well without irritating my sensitive skin!

This works! Be sure to give it time. Review by bd, Santa Barbara, CA
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I am 43 and started getting cystic type acne every month, along my jaw and the sides of my chin. I started using this serum every day, and at first it just helped the bumps go away faster, but I still got more acne. BUT after 30 days or so of daily use, my skin is absolutely 100 % clear. My hunch is that the hormones in the serum were key, and that it took a 30 day cycle to have effect. No matter what the reason, I am so happy with the results. Thanks!

Amazing! Review by RE, Seguin, TX
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I originally bought Picture Porefect and got a sample of the acne serum. I'm 31 and for some reason I only get big ugly zits along my jawline and under my chin closer to the neck. I had a bad breakout due to stress and tried out the sample which has lasted me 3 days so far. My ugly zits have almost completely gone away! I am so happy with the results that I ordered the serum and can't wait for it to arrive! Thank you DERMAdoctor!

works great for acne and only product worked for m Review by NC, NC, USA
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This product amazes me cause this is only product worked for my acne. But it caused a dryness on my skin and discolouration after my acne is calmed down. plus it had some irriation initially. But it works for acne though.

good but expensive Review by MB, Boston, MA
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I've been using this product for about a month now and I'm pretty satisfied. It's not a wonder serum and I still have acne here and there at times. What it does do for me is keep the acne from turing into this out of control breakout and it seems to speed up the clearing process. It goes well under make-up and does not irritate my skin.

This works... Review by LJE, Phoenix, AZ
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I use this all over my face and spot treat blemishes with it too. Makes blemishes heal faster and stops new ones from forming. I will always use this product!

I stopped going to the Dermatolgist! Review by B>N>C, Atlanta, GA
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I'm 19 yrs old and had terrible acne since I was 11yrs. My face was oily,red, blotchy, and totally pus filled. Around 16 It wasen't so rediculously unberrible but I had to go to the dermatlogist. She perscribed ACCUTANE, which is a big deal medication. She said I had cystic acne. But from using your product I have stopped breaking out, so my doctor took me off the medication. Now I only barely break out once a month if at all! Thank you so much your product changed my life!!!!!! :)

WOW! Review by J.K., South Bend, IN
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I bought this based on other reviews - hoping that it would do what it claimed. As plain and simple as I can get, it does! My skin went through a brief "break out" period when it was pushing the gunk up to the surface, but now? WOW!! It's beautiful!!

i'm hooked! Review by hbh, Nashville, TN USA
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i have been suffering from adult acne since the age of 21-nothing that serious but enough to bother me. i've been seeing a dermatologist for the past 10 years and tried everything to treat it. she told me there was nothing else she could do for me except for accutane. enter ain't misbehavin'! this stuff is the best thing i've ever tried. i'm so amazed by the way my skin has changed after using it. one of my friends told me my skin was glowing! i give this acne serum all the credit. i'm hooked!!!

It takes awhile, but does deliver! Review by C. Smith, Illinois
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Be patient. I am 39, have fair, VERY OILY skin & big pores in T-zone with blackheads plus "monthly" breakouts of larger obnoxious blemishes. I've tried SO MANY cleansers, masques & acne products & mattifiers but finally took this $45 leap(ouch) to add to my routine. GLAD I DID! I have been using 3+weeks and was almost ready to send it back after 1st week, (we expect overnight results, don't we?) BUT kept using faithfully am/pm and I'm definitely seeing results. Still somewhat oily, still some blackheads, but OVERALL I'M MUCH CLEARER, and survived "monthly" cycle with little or no breakout. So I expect it to continually get better with time & patience.

This is a good product! Review by GC, Winter Haven, FL
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Unlike the other products that fight oily skin and large pores, this product does a great job on oily skin. It doesn't stop your skin from being oily, but it does prevent future breakouts and helps to smooth the skin.

Doesn't Layer Well Review by RH, Baltimore, Maryland
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This product seems to work, with regular use, but the big problem for me is that is doesn't layer well with other moisturizers, mattifying gels or makeup. It causes whatever you put on top of it to rub off in little bits. If you're wearing it alone then I guess its fine, but many of us with oily/acne skin are using multiple products.

This does work Review by C. Gibson, Iowa
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I have struggled with acne for many years and it has actually gotten worse over time especially since having my kids.My acne does seem to be hormonally driven.This is the only product that has been consistently effective. I'm happy to find something that is paraben free as well.I only give 4 stars b/c of the price for the amount you get.The smell is very strong when you first put it on.It is annoying that it won't layer with moisturizers.A tip to help: gently pat the product you are layering on top of serum into your skin instead of rubbing. This will decrease the problem with layering products.

Only used for 2 weeks so I don't know yet...but Review by cs, Ohio
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Like a few others have said it puts a film on your skin that comes off when you try and layer it with a moisturizer. What's the point of using it if it comes off? I used Clinique Dramatically Diff Gel

Say goodbye to Cystic Acne! Review by K. Douglas, Little Rock, AR
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I'm 36, senstive skin and get Cystic Acne on my chin. I swear by the combo of the Wash, then Serum. The smell is the only downside - but no Acne - is a PLUS!

Directions

• Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product • Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily • Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor • If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

May be followed with cosmetics, moisturizers or sunscreen.  Store at room temperature 59-86ºF / 15-30ºC.

Ingredients

Drug Facts
Active Ingredient
Salicylic Acid 2%

Other Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Oleanolic Acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, PPG-1-Trideceth-6, Cyclomethicone, Azelaic Acid, Methyl Meth-acrylate Glycol Dimethacrylate Cross-polymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Phospholipids, Super-oxide Dismutase, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Warnings

• For external use only • Do not get into eyes • When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.   • Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.  • People who are allergic to salicylates (found in aspirin) should not use products containing willow bark or salicylic acid.  • Pregnant or nursing women should talk to their doctor before using any products containing salicylic acid.

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