Acne.org started in 1996 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 Acne.org Regimen. He figured this was his "unique talent." He decided the best way to help was to put his regimen online and see if it worked for other people.
Since 1996 when The Acne.org 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 Acne.org 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.