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$17/month for ingredients that I can get for $5 month is why it's a scam.

Are you shitting me? It's automatically a scam because it's 17 bucks a month?

Your logic is seriously flawed.

Perhaps you can recreate the blend for cheaper,but that doesn't make the supplement a scam. I personally enjoy not taking a handful of pills everyday and 17 USD is certainly nothing to fuss over.


Supplements:

25mg zinc citrate,1g B5(two 500mg caps,one with breakfast and one with dinner),500mg curcumin with biperine,Carlson's fish oil

Day Routine:

Honey/Clay Cleanser (1Tablespoon raw honey,1 tablespoon dry clay,4 Tablespoons water)

ACV Toner (half ACV,half water or green tea)

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Mist

Night Routine:

Aveeno Ultra Calming Foam cleanser

ACV toner

MyChelle Skin Clearing Serum

Trinessa BCP

80%-90% clearer than before,depending on the "monthly terror" and luck

I'm always looking for homemade skincare recipes! Please share yours with me!


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$17/month for ingredients that I can get for $3/month is why it's a scam. The "herbs" in there don't do anything. The B5, B6, and Zinc do.

Do the math:

http://www.vitacost.com/Twinlab-Zinc-Caps-50-mg-180-Capsules

http://www.vitacost.com/Twinlab-B-6-Caps

http://www.vitacost.com/Twinlab-Pantotheni...mg-200-Capsules

Dude, I'm all for scientific evidence, but the herbs in Acnescript have mountains of evidence behind them.

Put all together in one pill, Acnescript is a considerable deal compared to buying each of these pills alone.

That said, I really dislike the idea of taking megadoses of almost any vitamin, including B5. It's probably safe, but we really don't understand what the long term effects could be.

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Morning:

-Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, or Dan's Cleanser

-Paula's Choice 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Liquid

-CeraVe Moisturizer + Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion (zinc oxide and titanium oxide only)

[Night (before bed):

-Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, or Dan's Cleanser

-Dan's BP

-CeraVe Moisturizer

Occasionally:

Dan's AHA

Homemade Niacinamide Toner

Homemade TTO Spot Treatment (Aloe Vera Gel and 20% Tea Tree Oil)


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Personally I wouldnt buy it, but its not a scam. I dont think it will works wonders, but it can work some, so it isn't a scam. It can help acne. Anything that helps isnt a scam.

But yeah, Id rather buy pure B5 and take at least 1,000mg, and 50mg Zinc. That's still only 2 pills a day.

You can get the other herbs in teas.

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Cost results from my local vitamin store for ONE MONTHS supply of each:

B5- 2 USD

B6- 3 USD

Zinc- 8 USD

Turmeric- 8 USD

Burdock- 4 USD

Beta glucan blend- 9 USD

piperine- 3 USD

garlic- 5 USD

Yeah,I'll stick with just buying my Acnescript.


Supplements:

25mg zinc citrate,1g B5(two 500mg caps,one with breakfast and one with dinner),500mg curcumin with biperine,Carlson's fish oil

Day Routine:

Honey/Clay Cleanser (1Tablespoon raw honey,1 tablespoon dry clay,4 Tablespoons water)

ACV Toner (half ACV,half water or green tea)

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Mist

Night Routine:

Aveeno Ultra Calming Foam cleanser

ACV toner

MyChelle Skin Clearing Serum

Trinessa BCP

80%-90% clearer than before,depending on the "monthly terror" and luck

I'm always looking for homemade skincare recipes! Please share yours with me!


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niacin is a b-vitamin and it has cured some peoples acne. didn't cure mine, but i did see improvements and I'd suggest it as a possible treatment. for some it has worked better than accutane.

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I stopped taking my B-Complex because I was trying to cut out all the vitamins where I was megadosing, and I did notice that at the time I stopped taking it, my cysts started to go away, but I was doing a lot of other stuff at the time. My friend takes a B-complex, and it doesn't have any negative effects on his skin that I can see.

As for acnescript, I've started taking it and it's been working out great! It does have b5 and b6 in it, and I've read on their blog that someone who stopped taking it didn't have their acne come back, so it may even have long lasting/semi permanent effects (although what it is in it exactly that causes the long lasting effect is anyone's guess).

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Cost results from my local vitamin store for ONE MONTHS supply of each:

B5- 2 USD

B6- 3 USD

Zinc- 8 USD

Turmeric- 8 USD

Burdock- 4 USD

Beta glucan blend- 9 USD

piperine- 3 USD

garlic- 5 USD

Yeah,I'll stick with just buying my Acnescript.

Why would you buy B6 for acne, there is so much evidence that it leads to break outs. And why would you buy an of the last four. All you need is B5 and Zinc. Turmeric is a good one to have as well if ya need it.

Not only that but Acnescript has very low levels of each. I don't want to argue lol but it IS true that buying them individually you would be saving money, but do what you please.

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Cost results from my local vitamin store for ONE MONTHS supply of each:

B5- 2 USD

B6- 3 USD

Zinc- 8 USD

Turmeric- 8 USD

Burdock- 4 USD

Beta glucan blend- 9 USD

piperine- 3 USD

garlic- 5 USD

Yeah,I'll stick with just buying my Acnescript.

Why would you buy B6 for acne, there is so much evidence that it leads to break outs. And why would you buy an of the last four. All you need is B5 and Zinc. Turmeric is a good one to have as well if ya need it.

Not only that but Acnescript has very low levels of each. I don't want to argue lol but it IS true that buying them individually you would be saving money, but do what you please.

Well,the 70-90% clearer in my signature is credited to the acnescript. I do agree that people can buy B5 and zinc by themselves,I am personally not going to because of what Acnescript has done for me.

I just felt it necessary to defend Acnescript since someone called it a scam.


Supplements:

25mg zinc citrate,1g B5(two 500mg caps,one with breakfast and one with dinner),500mg curcumin with biperine,Carlson's fish oil

Day Routine:

Honey/Clay Cleanser (1Tablespoon raw honey,1 tablespoon dry clay,4 Tablespoons water)

ACV Toner (half ACV,half water or green tea)

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Mist

Night Routine:

Aveeno Ultra Calming Foam cleanser

ACV toner

MyChelle Skin Clearing Serum

Trinessa BCP

80%-90% clearer than before,depending on the "monthly terror" and luck

I'm always looking for homemade skincare recipes! Please share yours with me!


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Gotcha. Hell yeah if it has given you results then go Acnescript. Anything that will beat the hell out of Acne is a good deal in my books.

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I you feel you are reacting to Biotin you could explore the possibility of it being something to do with sulfites.

I have no idea if there is any connection with acne but i know Biotin is a large source of sulfites.

This maybe more relevant if you suffer from asthma or headaches/migraines.


God gave us everything we need; the earth to live on, animals to feast on, vegetables to make side dishes and fruit to be eaten in moderation.

The devil put grains, beats and sugarcane on the earth to tempt us.

For approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago most of us strayed away from temptation but the devils influence grew stronger and eventually we swayed to his evil ways.

God new that those whose faith was strong would never fall to temptation so he punished those who took to the pleasures of grains and sugar by not giving us the ability to digest grains and making sugar poisonous, eventually leading to all kinds of health problems including acne.

But some wanted there cake and to eat it too, free of health problems, so they made a pact with the devil and sold their soul's for acne free skin.

We see these people consuming delicious breaded, dough based meals, baked goods and confectioneries but with crystal clear skin.

These people are walking with the devil!!

They are the spawn of satan!!

Paleo is the righteous path my children!!

Your faith must be strong!!

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I've always had bad luck supplementing with even the smallest amounts of B-Vitamins. Even the minute amounts that are found in cheap multi-vitamins are enough to set off my skin. So, I was incredibly confused when people on here would tell me that the B-Vitamins were fine and that I needed them. Not only were these people readily discounting the apparent effects of the B-Vitamins, they were also going as far as to recommend them to fight acne. You can see where I start to wonder if it was just some other sort of source that was actually causing the breakouts.

Determined to find out once and for all whether or not these vitamins were actually the root, I decided to try a little experiment that would last approximately 12 months. I knew that trying the vitamin for a few days and basing a decision off of the results wasn't the way to go. No, this had to be a long-term sort of thing.

It looks something like this:

Month 1: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 2: Brand #1 B-50 Complex = Acne.

Month 3: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 4: Brand #2 B-50 Complex = Acne.

Month 5: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 6: Brand #3 B-50 Complex = Acne.

Month 7: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 8: Brand #4 B-50 Complex = Acne.

Month 9: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 10: Brand #5 B-50 Complex = Acne.

Month 11: No B-Vitamins = Clear skin.

Month 12: Brand #6 B-50 Complex = Acne.

There is NO way that this could be just a coincidence. If I could hit odds like that, I would have been playing the lottery by now.

Everybody is different which mean not all our bodies respond to the same when taking medications. Over a Year ago November 2010 I went a hairstylist to get a wave put in my hair. She left the perm solution in my hair way to long and it completely ruined my hair, so I had to cut it very very short to get all the dead off of it. I hated my new haircut! I just wanted my hair to grow back as fast as possible so I began taking BIOTIN 1000MGS 2x daily. I started to notice that my face was breaking out a lot ,but I blamed it on stress because I am a newlywed and my husband just returned from a year long tour in Iraq and it took some time to get use to each other again. I blamed my cystic acne on stress for Months and one day I read that the IUD Meraina which I have causes ACNE so immediately everything made since as to why for the first time in my life am I getting acne I'm 23. I had the IUD taken out the next day. It has been 5 months since my IUD has been taken out and I have not seen a change in the production of ACNE on my face. Since beginning the 500 MG's of Biotin 2 x's daily the last few months I bumped it up to the 5000 mg 1 in the morning and once at night. I have not missed taking my routine Biotin vitamin since I began it over a year ago and my hair has grown significantly but my face has never been worse. As soon as I read all the negative effects of Biotin or Vitamin B in general I have had nothing to do with it. I am hoping this is the reason of my cystic acne. It has only been two days since I have quit taking it so I will give an update in a month to see if quitting this vitamin will stop my cystic acne.

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I know it has been a while since anyone has posted here, but I have a quick question. I have recently linked the onset of my breakouts with the time I started taking a multivitamin and B 12 complex. I am going to stop taking them today to see if it makes a difference. I know everyone's body reacts differently, but out of curiosity, when did you start seeing your face clear up after stopping your vitamin B complex supplements?

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Wooah, flashback post of my unhealthy days lol.

B-complexes back then seemed to break me out, but now Garden of Life's food based b complex doesn't cause me problems. As to why, no concrete ideas, though I'd wager I was dealing with major systemic inflammation. Lol, back then I took so many supplements, didn't want t believe in the diet/lifestyle/acne connection. Shame!!!!!

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B Vitamin health supplements is actually a set of nutritional vitamins that has niacin, thiamine, riboflavinB-6, folic acid b vitamin, B-12, choline, biotin and panthotenic acid. A few of the potential benefits of b nutritional vitamins consist of higher energy levels, increased or maybe more constant emotional behavior, much healthier epidermis, hair and sight. The natural vitamins are necessary for accurate central nervous system and immune mechanism operation.

Honestly, good sums of the vitamin b complex class set are required regularly to ensure the right purpose of some systems within the body anatomy. Niacin (during the vitamin b complex collection set) can be found in nearly every cell within the body. Inappropriate quantities of niacin inside the eating habits can cause dermatitis (moistureless, scratchy, infected epidermis), muscles discomfort, cramping pains, weakness, sleeping disorder, stomach upset, emotional difficulties, lesions during the oral cavity and appetite loss.

One other vitally important portion of the b complex collection is folic acid b vitamin, recognised till not too long ago as folate. Sound males and females older than Thirteen might need not less than 400 mg on a daily basis. Women that are currently pregnant or breastfeeding will need more to help the development requirements of small children. Inadequacies could lead to a range of studying impairments and growing disorders.

Virtually no higher restraints have already been founded on the vitamin b complex class set. Basically no overdose implications have already been known, apart from immediately following intravenous treatment of prescription levels. After consumed orally, your system uses precisely what it desires and excretes all that remains.

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I'm pretty sure the B-complex broke me out, so I feel the OP's pain. Then again, it could have been any number of other things. 9___9

I'm still oscillating on whether or not B5 is a good idea for me. I think I'll settle that score like this: go visit a nutritionist / herbalist. Have some guidance. Ya dig?


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Animal Pak never broke me out although that very well could have been because of the million and one other amino acids, minerals, enzymes and herbs in it.


After suffering with acne since age 11, finally found my triggers 11 years later.

Clear for almost 1 year & in control of my acne, although due to some hyperpigmentation, I believed I was still breaking out. In fact, I thought I had just cleared up a few months ago, but after realizing my "breakouts" were simply scarring I also realized I was technically clear for much longer than I thought. Rare breakouts only whenever I get lazy with my diet.

The Cure for Acne:

-Avoid the Acne Trifecta: Soy, Gluten, and Dairy like the plague.

-Eat a Low-GI diet and avoid Sugar.

-Eat lots of protein and healthy fats (ANTIBIOTIC FREE/NO HORMONES ADDED/FREE RANGE/HUMANELY SLAUGHTERED)

-Get lots of green vegetables and sunshine.

-Supplement whenever possible. Due to how much we've ruined food in the past 60 years, the amount of nutrients found in food nowadays is lower than it was decades ago.

-Exercise, get sunshine, and avoid stressful situations.

-Don't fear food. Go out & eat. It's not good for the skin, but it's good for the soul.


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fwiw: b vitamins werent my problem. i havent taken a mutlivitamin or a b-complex in at least a month and my skin issue have not changed. none of my other habits have changed, and back when i was taking a multivitamin and/or a b-complex, i still had the same issues i have now.

so b-complex vitamins will not make EVERYONE break out. this thread title is misleading. the message should be about moderation and getting your RDA of vit b --- in all its forms -- via a healthy diet.

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B vitamins totally break me out! Especially in fortified gluten free cereals and kids multi-vitamins!

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OK here's the deal: I've been an acne.org member for actually 14 years. FOURTEEN LONG YEARS. And this is what I found out:

  • - B-Complex DOES cause acne. (May be due to intestinal permeability / "Leaky Gut" / intestinal hyperpermeability - YES this is a real condition, not quack, ask Dr. Galland, MD)
  • - Biotin alone does cause acne
  • - CHEESE, PROBIOTICS, COW's MILK, any Animal milk, CREAM, SOUR CREAM ALL yield acne, at least for me AND MY SISTER. They probably come out to the bloodstream as foreign because of leaky gut again. To close up leaky gut, you need to be on a strict gluten-free diet and take Omega-3 (enteric) + glutamine
  • - TAURINE gives me acne too - maybe large or small enough molecule to pass through the gut into the bloodstream like the dairy products.

Eggs and butter are fine for me.

Try this experiment and EAT CHEESE, CREAM, COW'S MILK + WHEAT all month long. Even the people I know who don't get acne do get one at a time on the chin after they ate a ton of dairy products.

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