I’ve been saying for years never to use a washcloth because it can be irritating. The same holds true for hand held cleansing devices. I tried a few of them recently and while I do have to admit that they are quite fun to use, the irritation they present is unwelcome when it comes to acne-prone skin types. If you want exfoliation and like how a hand held device physically exfoliates, a better option is chemical exfoliation. 10% alpha hydroxy acid will exfoliate without the irritation and will improve the texture of acne-prone skin. My strong advice: leave cleansing to bare hands, and never use a device, washcloth or otherwise, to wash.
Acne.org is now listed in one of the main textbooks given to pharmacy students, The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, amongst “selected sites that appear to provide accurate information.” I’m partly excited and partly wondering why it took them so long.
For the past month or so I have been moisturizing every night with 1/2 Acne.org Moisturizer and 1/2 AHA+. I mix them up in my palm before applying. It’s been great. My skin is staying even toned and perfect and because the AHA+ is diluted by the Moisturizer, it is not too strong for nightly use. If you decide to try it, let me know how it goes for you. I’d like to get some feedback.
Note: I usually add 5-6 drops of jojoba oil in there too, but this is not necessary.
You guys asked me to make a bigger size AHA+ and it’s finally here. As always, we did everything we possibly could to keep the cost down, and with this bigger size we are able to sell it for only $1.78 per ounce. That means people with back or body acne in particular can use as much as they need, and I’m very happy about that. Enjoy!
Acne.org has always relied on word of mouth to get the word out. Lately we’ve been receiving lots of emails from people telling us they found Acne.org through watching YouTube videos that mention Acne.org. I took a look and there are lots of people posting videos on YouTube sharing their experience with The Regimen or giving their opinions on Acne.org products. If you have a few minutes sometime, please feel free to add your voice by uploading a YouTube video yourself. Feel free to be as creative as you want. Here are a few of the types of videos people have been posting:
Thanks to everyone who has been posting on YouTube. It is a great way of letting people know The Regimen is the real deal.
Note: All of the YouTube videos which mention Acne.org are unsponsored.
I am looking to animate the 3 Regimen steps: Cleansing, Treating, & Moisturizing. Before I go outside of the Acne.org community to find an animator, I wanted to see if any of you, or your friends/family, were proficient in 2D or 3D (I am open to either) animation. I am looking for someone with experience who can deliver a professional finished product complete with animation, text, and sound. Please contact me (choose ‘Questions/Comments for Dan’ from dropdown) if you would like to speak about this further.
Not acne related, but it was so much fun. It was part of a flash mob put on by Flash Mob America, a group that puts on flash mobs all across the country. This particular mob was sponsored by Urthecast, which takes HD video of the earth from space. They had a helicopter and a film crew there filming everything. Have a look if you want!
Orders for Acne.org products have remained strong and I was able to give another $2000 to Power Over Prejudice, an organization that helps middle school students dispell stereotypes and celebrate diversity. I gave them $2000 last year as well. May the world keep getting better and better!
We’re hiring a programmer to help with Acne.org on a project basis. It could easily end up being full time for the right person. If you are an experienced web developer and/or programmer or know of someone, check out our ad on Craigslist.
A while back I mentioned that I wanted to get more of you guys represented on Acne.org in the form of videos of people performing the face, back, body, and neck Regimen, as well as some other stuff. I went ahead and made a new self-service page of Acne.org for this purpose. Please take a look if you have a sec. I haven’t launched it yet because I’m still uncertain about the product giveaway part of it. Here’s what I’m struggling with…
1. Do you think I should give away products in exchange for people submitting videos?
2. If so, should I give away more or less than I list on the page?
I would love your input on this before I go live with it. I don’t want to say any more because I don’t want to color your opinion either way. Please just give me your gut read if you don’t mind.