I’m having great success with jojoba oil as are most of the people who rate it here on Acne.org, so I thought it warranted another mention. I will probably talk about it regularly on the blog. That’s how great I think it is. I mention in the video how you can use it in your moisturizer, but there are lots of other uses for jojoba oil. You can also check out more videos of me playing around with it here.

Hey you guys. I’ve been swamped around here and haven’t had a half hour free to do a video. I miss it. I’ll try to get back to it on Monday.

I wanted to mention that few people have mentioned that their jojoba oil has arrived with cloudiness or particulates in it. This is normal and to be expected when jojoba oil gets very cold or freezes. The oil is still good and will work just the same, so no worries.

Also, Brandy sent me an interesting video regarding doxycycline, an antibiotic given for acne. Evidently it can get stuck in the esophagus and cause ulcers. Just something to potentially be aware of.

Have a great weekend everybody! :)

Hi you guys. I didn’t have time for a video today. I’ve been researching women & acne for the last few hours. It’s a fascinating topic, yet somewhat frustrating. We do know that hormone fluctuations tend to cause breakouts, and hormones fluctuate more widely in women. However, the exact mechanism of this is highly complex and oftentimes we don’t know exactly what causes the fluctuations. I feel like I keep saying, “the bottom line is we just don’t know”, about a bunch of acne related topics, and women & acne is no exception. But still, there is interesting research going on, and we do have effective ways of clearing acne even if we don’t fully understand why it occurs.

While researching cosmetics and acne, I read a particularly interesting study. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded that just because finished products might contain comedogenic ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean the product itself is comedogenic. I have always suspected and stated that we can’t fully trust comedogenic lists. Lots of us here have had success with products which contain some of the “bad” ingredients on these lists. In my opinion, we need to take those lists with a grain of salt, while remaining vigilant and sharing our personal success or failures with certain products.