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#FOBO Kit = Personal Acne Solution

Acne is a personal problem, which means it needs a personal solution. Your skin—and your microbiome that drives it—are as unique as you. That’s why we continually optimize and personalize your Dermala regimen to adjust with your skins needs! By tracking your progress with the Dermala Acne Tracker app, we'll be able to continually update your monthly #FOBO kit.

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Balance is the Key

Human cells are outnumbered 10 to 1 in your body by bacteria. That’s your microbiome, and acne happens when bad bacteria overpower the good. Restoring balance by strengthening good bacteria charts the way to clear skin.

Down With Oil, Long Live Moisture

It’s a vicious cycle: acne bacteria LOVE to multiply in oily skin but removing moisture just tells your body to make more oil. Break the cycle with our optimized cleanser that removes oil but keeps moisture in.

Never Plateau

Have you ever used an acne product that worked for a while, then stopped? Your skin gets used to the same old treatments and then they stop working. Like any great personal trainer, Dermala evaluates your results every month and continually optimizes your regimen. Buh bye plateaus!

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How It Works


Tell us about your acne so we can get a baseline of where you’re starting from and determine what products and treatment regimen are best for you.

Quiz Me


Acne treatments are not a one-size-fits-all solution. You will receive a #FOBO (Fear of Breaking Out) kit unique to you, that attacks YOUR acne problems.

What's in my kit?


Download the Dermala Acne Tracker App and take your 'before' photo. Then check in with the app once a week to show how you’re doing.


Our experts will get to know you, track your progress, and optimize your next #FOBO kit based on your actual results. You’re on your way to clear skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions? Well, we’ve got answers. Check below for some commonly asked questions.

1. Shipping

Your #FOBO kit will ship every 30 days. Shipping is always free for your #FOBO kit and you can cancel your plan at any time.

2. What is the microbiome and how does it make our products unique?

Our bodies have 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells and these bacteria that live with us are necessary for our health. The bacteria train our immune systems, provide us with necessary vitamins, aid in digestion, and keep bad bacteria from overgrowing. Basically, we need the bacteria and the bacteria need us. Our SE Microbiome Complex and probiotics support the growth of the good bacteria while suppressing the growth of the bad bacteria that are associated with disease. Happy bacteria = happy us.

3. What makes my #FOBO kit personalized?

Acne is complicated and what works for one person, doesn’t work for everyone. On both our mobile app and website you can take a quiz to receive a personalized #FOBO kit based on your specific needs. Your acne treatment will differ based on details you give about your general skin characteristics and the type of acne you are experiencing. The app will then guide you through the treatment process, track any behaviors that might be leading to breakouts and recommend changes to optimize your results.

4. What is your return policy?

When starting a new acne treatment, it can take up to 8 weeks to see results, but if you don’t love our products, send us an email at [email protected] and we will refund your order.


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Busy? Try to slip these clear skin tips into your schedule

Let’s face it. Life can be incredibly crazy and stressful sometimes. With balancing school, internships, work, family and friends, finding time to properly care for your skin and health can seem impossible, but it’s important to remember that self-care should be made a priority in your everyday life. Putting your health first ensures that you have the energy, mindset and confidence to give your best at everything you do. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping your skin healthy and clear during these hectic times.

Remove your makeup and wash your face

After a long, busy day, nothing sounds better than some Netflix and chill followed by immediately passing out on your bed. However, taking the extra five minutes to remove your makeup and wash your face before bed is so important for your skin. Removing the dirt, oil, and environmental toxins that accumulate on your face throughout the day will help to keep your pores unclogged, which is an important step for preventing breakouts. Not all cleansers are made the same, though. Harsh cleansers can actually lead to an increase in oil production, disruption of the skin barrier, irritation and breakouts, so look for a cleanser that will clean the skin without stripping it dry. And, if you’re feeling extra energetic, follow cleansing with a treatment or toner and some moisturizer!

 Get enough sleep

Sleep is not only essential for proper health and development, but studies also suggest that a lack of sleep can affect skin health as well. When your body is stressed, such as from a lack of sleep, it produces more of the stress hormone, cortisol. Increased cortisol levels cause an increase in inflammation, and interfere with DNA repair, which can worsen your acne and disrupt skin barrier function. Not getting enough shut eye can also affect your mood, make it hard to concentrate, and increase moodiness and psychological distress. Even though everyone knows sleep is important, one third of young adults are not getting the hours of zzz’s they need every night. So, no matter how tempting it is to cram in that last-minute studying or scroll through those last few posts on Instagram, make it a priority to get enough shut eye each night.

Try to keep a (mostly) healthy diet

When you’re busy and stressed, junk food tends to look even more appetizing than usual. However, foods high in sugars, unhealthy oils and fats lead to feelings of sluggishness, mental fatigue and increased inflammation, and this unbalance tends to show itself on the skin. So, while it’s tempting to eat easily-available, processed foods during those busy weeks, remember to try and make it a priority to include some wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and lean proteins into your diet that will energize and fuel your body to help you tackle that to-do list.

A gut-healthy recipe to start your day

Kefir-Berry Smoothie Recipe

What’s a great and easy way to start your day? With a healthy, microbiome-friendly (and very delicious) morning smoothie! A smoothie filled with prebiotics and probiotics is an excellent way to have a filling and fast breakfast that nourishes your microbiome and promotes radiant, clear skin.

First, let’s clarify how prebiotics and probiotics differ and why they are both important for your health. Probiotics are bacteria that are similar to the "good" bacteria that live inside your gut. These micro-organisms, though tiny, play an incredibly important role in our health. An imbalance of the "good" and the "bad" bacteria in the gut can lead to improper digestion, weight gain, and skin conditions. The good news is that we can rebalance our Microbiome by supplementing our diet with probiotics in any form. Probiotics can be taken as a supplement or through foods like yogurt, kefir and Kimchi. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are foods rich in fermentable fibers that feed the good bacteria in your body. In other words, prebiotics are the food for the probiotics. Like probiotics, prebiotics can be taken as supplements or found in foods like asparagus, bananas, and whole grains.

This Kefir-Berry smoothie recipe is a delicious and easy way to get a daily dose of prebiotics, probiotics, vitamins and nutrients to keep your skin healthy from the inside out. Just say ahh!


¼ cup old-fashioned oats

¼ cup Blueberries

4 Strawberries

½ a Banana

¼ cup plain Kefir

1 Tbs ground flaxseed meal

½ cup almond milk

A large handful of kale or spinach leaves

Optional: Ice (if not using frozen fruits)

Blend everything together and enjoy!! You can also add less milk to enjoy this smoothie as a bowl and top it with your favorite toppings :)

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