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In Topic: Tips On Suncreens? Help Please!

26 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

I use one of the SPF moisturiser that Dan recommends in the product guide for the regimen, Olay Complete All Day UV moisturiser. I can't remember what exactly off the top of my head but I think there might be a cheeky couple of comedogenic ingredients in there, but it still works out great for me.

In Topic: Sun actually HELPS acne

26 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

I too find that incidental or moderate sun exposure will usually clear up my mild/moderate acne. But using sunlight or sunbeds as a tool in this way surely just isn't worth it when you consider the other drawbacks, e.g. premature skin ageing, skin cancer risk. You definitely want to be wearing SPF.

In Topic: Acne.org Products International

25 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

I was just saying this in another thread and then came across this one. I saw this tip here before: buying the products through US Amazon could shave a little off the shipping cost. (I don't know if this is simply an oversight on the part of the staff responsible for listing the products on Amazon?)



I looked into getting the 8oz BP only:


For shipping to Canada (where I am) I find it to be $6.74 on Amazon US compared to $10.70 on acne.org

For shipping to UK (where I used to be) I find it to be $11.68 on Amazon US compared to $16.45 on acne.org


Quite a saving in both cases.


For me it works out considerably cheaper, even with shipping, to buy the acne.org BP instead of the local product I was using. As I just said in another thread, it is $10 per 100ml for Dan's BP incl shipping, compared to $36 per 100ml for my local alternative - insane savings! (The same can't be said of the cleanser and moisturiser unfortunately, particularly when you consider the additional duty/tax you risk incurring on larger orders.)


I can imagine it might not be so clear cut for people in other locations, though.

In Topic: Gel Based Bp 2.5%?

25 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

I'm not sure a gel-based one exists in Canada but I would be very interested in hearing about it too if one does.


I was able to find Spectro's 2.5% BP in the two Pharmaprix stores that I looked in so it's odd that Shoppers doesn't necessarily carry it elsewhere. That's a cream though. It works just fine but I'm finding Dan's gel-based BP to be superior so far (it's only been a couple of days, so it's a little soon to truly say, but so far it's superb).


For me, since I was using Spectro, it's considerably cheaper to get the BP treatment from acne.org, even with postage; Spectro was costing me about $9 after tax for a tiny 25ml bottle, compared to about $23 incl shipping for 236ml (8oz) from acne.org (tip: shipping the acne.org products is somewhat cheaper if you buy them from US Amazon for some reason). In other words, that's $36 vs $10 per 100ml and an absolute no brainer for me. So what I'm trying to say is if you can handle the slightly higher initial outlay, you might consider getting your BP from acne.org.


I couldn't seem to find the exact Clean and Clear BP product you mentioned but I noticed it has 'cleanser' in the name - is this something you're leaving on your skin or is it getting rinsed off afterwards?

In Topic: Dan's Aha+ Or Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion

25 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

I don't have an answer for you; I'm in to see what others have to say. I just started using Dan's AHA+ yesterday (after five weeks on the regimen) but if I could lay my hands on the AH Enhanced lotion in future it would be more cost effective for me so I'm keen to see how people feel about it, specifically as a regular addition to the regimen. The reviews on this site seem to be generally positive but I realise not all reviewers will be using it as part of the regimen.