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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:50 AM

I'd never give up my Acnescript. It has loads of B5 and a smidget of B6.

I have read threads before about B-complexes worsening acne in the long run.These were complexes though,not just B5 megadosing and whatnot.

I personally did not see an IB when I started Acnescript, but IB's are just something most acne sufferers have to go through when using different products.

I admittedly can only vouch for my experience and things I have read on this site,as I am not a Biology major....so if someone could more clearly explain why certain B-vitamins can worsen acne in the long run I'd appreciate it. There is simply too many threads to fish information out of,or maybe I'm missing all the good threads...
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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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

Acnescript is the biggest placebo there is. An expensive placebo, at that. Sometimes I wish I was the person behind scams like that... but I just don't have the heart to do things like that to people that are only acting out of pure desperation. Oh how I frequently envy the heartless that lack compassion. Anyways, I digress.

Edited by Jaerid, 14 January 2011 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (Jaerid @ Jan 14 2011, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Acnescript is the biggest placebo there is. An expensive placebo, at that. Sometimes I wish I was the person behind scams like that... but I just don't have the heart to do things like that to people that are only acting out of pure desperation. Oh how I frequently envy the heartless that lack compassion.


It's not a scam...
B5 and zinc are extremely popular on these boards.Turmeric is also a well known herb to aid in inflammation.

The burdock root and garlic might not have a lot to back them up,and I can admit that.

The beta glucans are just there for antioxidant support.

Don't be so harsh in your judgments. I would understand if you were skeptical about a pill that had a bunch of random chinese herbs in it,but Acnescript does have proven ingredients in it. Lots of people take supplements to aid in their acne.

I'm advertising Acnescript, but you can even take the proven ingredients separately and leave the burdock root and garlic out. When it comes to cost efficiency I prefer to keep taking acnescript.It's only 17 bucks per bottle.

I have seen tons of improvement with this supplement.My before and after picture is even up on their webpage. Go head into some B5 logs or read people's regimens in their signatures.Zinc and B5 are very prevalent.
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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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

How much Zinc and how much B5 is in each pill? How many pills do you take a day?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:21 PM

530 mg B5
20 mg zinc
20mg B6

The proprietary blend of turmeric,burdock,garlic,beta glucans,and piperine do not have listed amounts.

The amounts are for both pills(2) that you take once daily.There's a months worth in each bottle. I have no idea where you pulled"expensive" from.
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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

$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....mg-180-Capsules
http://www.vitacost....winlab-B-6-Caps
http://www.vitacost....mg-200-Capsules

Edited by Jaerid, 14 January 2011 - 12:24 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (Jaerid @ Jan 14 2011, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (Jaerid @ Jan 14 2011, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$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....mg-180-Capsules
http://www.vitacost....winlab-B-6-Caps
http://www.vitacost....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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:36 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:38 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:23 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:31 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (OmegaisJaded @ Jan 14 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE (Thehoper @ Jan 14 2011, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (OmegaisJaded @ Jan 14 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:22 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

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!!




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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:30 AM

QUOTE (Jaerid @ Jan 13 2011, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

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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