Acne.org was born in 1996, as a way for Dan to share his skin care regimen that cleared his skin. As more and more people started using The Regimen and clearing up, the site grew quickly. It is now a platform for people all over the world to share their experiences and opinions via our forums, reviews, and blogs. We believe that together, we'll get closer to ending the struggle of acne.
For our first 8 years we were entirely not-for-profit. However, acne.org members demanded we produce a larger size 2.5% benzoyl peroxide to use with The Regimen, and so we began our journey to produce ideal products for use on acne-prone skin. For the past 10 years we have sold what we strive to be the very best products of their kind in every way, including being offered in giant bottles at affordable prices so people can really take control of their skin.
Acne.org started when Dan’s friend Karen recommended he read a book called “The 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success” by Deepak Chopra. In the book, Chopra asks the reader to ask him/herself the two questions, “What are my unique talents?” and “How can I use these talents to best help people?”
As it happens, Dan had just figured out how to clear up his skin using The Regimen. He figured this was his “unique talent.” He figured the best way to help was to put his regimen online and see if it worked for other people.
Since 1996 when The Regimen first went online, Dan and the rest of the team have continued asking ourselves the question “How can we best help?” This has led us to always keep on top of the latest acne research and put it online in Plain English so that people can easily understand it. It also led us to start a forum so people could support one another, a gallery so people could share evidence of what works and what doesn’t, and reviews so people can pool their opinions on various products and treatments.
After several years of being completely not-for-profit, we also realized that we could best help people by producing large, affordable, and top quality products for use on The Regimen.
This way of working is freeing and fun. It means we do not need to think of money first. Rather, we just ask ourselves how we can best help. As it turns out, this way of working has helped our company stay successful and strong since its inception.
Our cleanser is an ultra-gentle liquid cleanser formulated with carefully selected ingredients to be pH balanced so it doesn't over-dry or strip the skin. It is also completely dye-free and unscented. It lathers well and rinses clean.
Our 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment gel is pharmaceutical grade, pH balanced, fragrance-free, and dye-free. It won't "clump up" with moisturizers and won't turn white when you perspire.
Our moisturizer is a thoroughly hydrating, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) lotion specifically formulated to eliminate dry skin and take care of flakiness completely, while soothing acne-prone skin. It goes on clear and absorbs quickly. It contains licochalcone, an intensely calming licorice root extract, which gives this moisturizer its characteristic yellow color.
Our AHA+ is a 10% glycolic acid plus licochalcone. It works wonders as a spot treatment, a back acne treatment, and to combat irritation. It is fragrance-free and dye-free with an approximate pH of 4.0 - 4.1.
Everyone should have some jojoba oil around. It is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), and has a huge range of uses and benefits.