Tired of all fake Zenmed reviews the internet is full of? Want to get an honest opinion whether it works for your acne?
Come. Let’s strip away, hype, paid reviews and marketing and see the results real people in the real world get.
In theory it looks good and should work for everybody. In theory. Enter the real world and things look a bit different.
Zenmed review: what other users say
I check a popular acne treatment review site on what other acne victims say about it. Based on 132 votes here are the results:
- 3.5 out of 5 for effectiveness
- 3.6 out of 5 for agreeability (whether users get side effects of not)
- 3.0 out of 5 for price
So not too bad, and quite a bit better than Proactiv for example.
But you have to take these ‘consumer reviews’ with a grain of salt. Some of the comments looked a bit dubious. Probably written by people with interest to promote Zenmed.
It’s unfortunate, but it happens with most Zenmed reviews, actually it happens on most acne product review sites.
After weeding out the obviously paid reviews, here’s the impression I was left with.
For some people Zenmed doesn’t work at all, but for those that it works, it seems to work well. Most people report no side effects, such as drying of skin. Zenmed also seems to work quickly, often users see results within two to three weeks.
This is typical for ‘quick-fixes’. They work for some people but not for everybody.
Zenmed review: how it works
According to the website Zenmed works in three steps:
- Herbal capsules that ‘fight acne at source’
- Cleansing gel
- Maintenance gel
Internal Derma Cleanse capsules
The Zenmed Derma Cleanse package comes with skin support supplements. According to the website these capsules regulate hormones, cleanse the liver and endocrine system and relax the nervous system.
Just for this Zenmed review I checked the ingredients in these capsules, and they do have some merit. Many of the herbs in the capsules have long history in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (Indian medicine). They have been used to treat ‘heat’ and ‘damp’ problems. According to these medical philosophies acne and skin problems are a result of too much heat or dampness.
In more modern terms these mean excess toxicity and inflammation.
Many of the herbs in Zenmed skin support supplements are said to lower androgen levels (big one for acne), reduce inflammation (another biggie), cleanse the digestive system and the liver.
All these are important for clear skin. So, in theory, these skin support capsules are great. In theory.
In real life… well… these are only pills.
Excess androgen levels, toxic body, congested liver and digestive system are a result of poor diet and lifestyle. You gotta to be really gullible to believe you can fix all those problems with a pill.
That said, the herbs in these skin support capsules might ease the symptoms (that’s why they are used in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda). But since they do nothing for the root cause of these problems (diet and lifestyle) you can never be sure.
Since I want to keep this Zenmed review honest, I have to say that they may or may not work. Each person reacts differently, so it’s impossible to say in advance.
Zenmed cleansing and maintenance gels
Not much to write home about these. When you strip away the marketing hype topical treatments are topical treatments. Acne is an internal problem, so anything you apply on your skin only deals with the most superficial symptoms.
On a positive note, the gels contain mostly natural ingredients. That explains why many people experience few, if any, side effects.
Zenmed seems to be proud of their products, and I do believe these are high quality skin care products.
Sebum regulating moisturizer
When you buy Zenmed Derma Cleanse System you also get a small jar of ‘sebum regulating moisturizer’ as a gift.
I wouldn’t bet too much on this. Sebum production is controlled by several hormones (androgens and insulin as examples). Anything you apply externally cannot cause your skin to produce less sebum. The only thing this moisturizer can do is remove excess sebum. Then again you already have two gels in the kit for that.
Zenmed side effects
The company claims Derma Cleanse System has no side effects.
While its true that herbs and nutritional supplements are generally safe, this is not always the case.
But given that these herbs have been used for thousands of years you shouldn’t have problems with them. Certainly Zenmed has fewer side effects than chemical based acne lotions and gels. It’s also much safer option than antibiotics or Accutane.
None of the real people who wrote their Zenmed review reported any side effects.
What about refunds?
Zenmed comes with ’60-day no hassle guarantee’. It’s just that your definition of hassle free may be different than Zenmed’s.
I didn’t see any sales terms or refund policies at Zenmed’s site. That was a big red flag. Generally the ‘small print’ is a good sign of how the company really acts, as opposed to the promises at the sales letter. After searching the web for a while I found how the refund works.
Pretty standard stuff. You have to jump through few hoops to get the refund, but nothing major. I didn’t find any sign that they would deduct a ‘restocking fee’ or any other fees from the refund. So you should get 100% refund, minus shipping and handling.
There was one red flag though. The company must receive the product within 60 days. Most companies say you must ship it within the guarantee period. So in case of any postal delays, tough luck.
Overall I didn’t see too many people complaining about refund problems. The Better Business Bureau gives Zenmed a satisfactory rating. And all the complaints brought to BBB have been addressed properly.
So in case you have any problems complaining to BBB usually solves the problem.
Zenmed review: is right for you?
Please keep in mind that acne is a result of wrong diet and lifestyle. You cannot permanently cure acne with gels, creams or pills. For permanently clear skin you need to fix your diet and lifestyle.
My free minicourse Clear Skin Tips clearly explains why treatments like Zenmed cannot fix the root cause of acne (if you are interested subscribe below). They can only control symptoms.
That said, many people are not willing to make radical diet and lifestyle changes. If that rings true, Zenmed might be a good choice for you. It’s definitely one of the better acne treatments on the market. Many people report quick results with few side effects. So if you are among those Zenmed works for, it’s probably worth the investments.
Unfortunately nobody can tell you in advance whether Zenmed works for you or not. Quick-fixes are always a gamble. And because Zenmed is a quick-fix it won’t take care of the root cause of acne. So you probably have to keep using it for a long time.
Considering all this, if Zenmed seems like the right thing for you…