I’ve been working hand-in-hand with a dedicated team of doctors and PhDs lately to learn as much as I can and as deeply as I can about all things acne. All this new information deserved a whole new site design, along with the world’s best graphics. Can you even believe how good these new graphics are?! We have an amazing team of artists working with us as well.

We are also putting Acne.org products a little more front and center on the web site. I have gotten a lot of feedback that people didn’t know where to get our products, so they’re now on the bottom of every page, and sprinkled elsewhere as well. One of the best ways I can help people is to let them know about The Acne.org Regimen and allow them to easily order products and start clearing up. However, it’s still the same acne.org. We do not accept any advertisements and the web site is here to inform without any advertising clutter.

If you guys find any bugs on the new site, which you totally will (I’m considering this a beta launch), please contact us and let us know what you found and we’ll fix it up.

Also, if you want to stay abreast of all the new content that we’ll be releasing, following us on Facebook or Twitter is an easy way to do that.

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.30.57 AMI recently found out about a group of students at the University of Pittsburgh who wanted to work on acne bacteria in an attempt to get it to the point where we can experiment with genetic engineering on these bacteria that have a hand in acne.

When I first pledged money they were only about half way there. As of yesterday I found out they are fully funded! Fantastic guys. Rock it out!

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You can view more about this research here.

image-2imageIf you order an Acne.org Cleanser, you will now get the new label design! We changed the names of a few of the products too. Acne.org Cleanser is now called “Gentle Cleanser,” because, really, that’s what it is. Acne.org Treatment will become simply “Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%),” and our Acne.org AHA+ will become simply “Glycolic Acid (10%).” The names of Acne.org Moisturizer and Jojoba Oil will not change. Overall, we’re going for super straightforward in both the names of our products and the look of the packaging. We also added QR codes to the back of products so people can easily scan and learn exactly how to use them.

Right now only the Cleanser is being sent with the new label, but the other products will slowly start being sent with the new label design in the coming months.

Enjoy! And as always, definitely let me know what you think of it.

responsive-2We’ve been working on a new acne.org design for a few months now. It uses what they call Bootstrap 3, which basically means it should work pretty flawlessly on all devices, desktop, tablet, and mobile.

It’s also super clean looking and should appear more crisp on retina screens like the iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.

A big thanks to Paul for being in charge of the design and taking acne.org solidly into 2014 and beyond.

If you guys find any bugs or even just things you think could be done better, please comment here and let me know.

We took a trip to the lab recently to double check a new machine we’re using to manufacture our benzoyl peroxide. Here’s Kent (my business partner) and I in front of one of the tanks where Acne.org Treatment is made. Why Kent is posing like an automaton I really don’t know 🙂

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