Turning 15 is meant to be an exciting time for any growing teenager – but Jed Bostock spent his birthday at home hiding away from others.
He cancelled the party the night before because his painful acne had become so bad it impacted his self-confidence.
‘I was in my room and mum came in asking a few questions about the party. That’s when I felt overwhelmed with emotion and called it off,’ Jed, now 17 from Brisbane, told FEMAIL.
‘Looking back, I should’ve trusted my mates because they wouldn’t have cared what I look like – but I was worried about it at the time.’
Before: Jed Bostock (pictured) cancelled his 15th birthday party the evening before because he was too self-conscious about his crippling acne
After: ‘I tried every type of cleanser you could think of but nothing helped. It only made my skin angry and really red,’ he said. He was able to transform his skin within two months thanks to a ‘miracle’ gut health kit
The blistered red acne covered his cheeks, forehead, chin and neck and felt ‘itchy’ and ‘irritated’.
On the morning of his birthday Jed woke up feeling ‘disappointed’ he abandoned the plans last minute.
‘I stayed at home, watched TV and didn’t see anyone.. it was pretty boring,’ he recalled.
By that point it had been two years since his battle with acne began and made him conscious in social situations.
‘I tried every type of cleanser you could think of but nothing helped. It only made my skin angry and really red,’ he said.
However, Jed was able to transform his skin within two months thanks to a ‘miracle’ gut health kit by PuraU Health.
Jed started using the brand’s Inside & Out 20 day Program – which involved taking nine capsules daily to repair any gut issues (pictured)
The teen started using the brand’s Inside & Out 20 day Program – which involved taking nine capsules daily to repair any gut issues.
‘I noticed the redness on my face slowly start to disappear after two weeks – it was pretty amazing,’ Jed said.
According to the PuraU website, the tablets contain probiotic Bacillus Coagulans, prebiotics along with soothing herbs and vitamins to help replenish and restore health from the inside out.
Jed repeated the treatment for two months until the acne vanished completely and now takes one tablet daily.
‘Now I’m finally able to wake up, look in the mirror and not worry about seeing any acne,’ he said.
PuraU helps relieve indigestion, bloating, gas and promotes skin tone and supports healthy immune system function. In 2022, the brand was honoured with the global award for the Most Innovative Gut Health Solution
Jed isn’t the only one who has been result from using PuraU. More than 800 happy customers have left five-star reviews after using the products (after image, right, before image, left)
Following the impressive transformation, Jed’s mum Julie sent PuraU co-founders Acacia Clarke and Reever Botha a letter to share his story, which pulled on their heartstrings.
‘Both Reever and I were triggered by this letter, and brought back too many bad memories of our own teenage years. We couldn’t let that happen again for Jed, so we gifted him a whole year of PuraU’s maintenance program,’ Acacia said.
The co-founders know all too well how debilitating teenage acne can be, and Reever spent $10,000 on treatments before seeing a gut health specialist who changed his life forever.
‘I know from my own experience with adult acne the problem goes beyond aesthetics – it affects your mental health and self-confidence,’ said Reever.
‘After spending thousands on treatments that barely worked, I took it on myself to find a real solution and sought the advice of naturopaths and microbiologists who explained the products I was slapping on my skin were treating a symptom and not the cause – my gut health.’
PuraU has helped thousands of customers like Jed get their skin back to optimal health from the inside out and the brand as received more than 800 five-star reviews.