I am a 23 years old young woman and I had acne for a few years. I found your website few weeks ago and I was alrealdy using BP (5%). I was like why not try 2.5% ?! You know what ? I saw a difference on my skin 3 days later !!! I just can't believe it. I tried sooooo many differents products and nothing seems to REALLY work, but your routine is great ! I just want to tell you THANKS DAN ! Maybe you don't know it, but you made a huge difference in my life and I guess not only in mine. You do a very good job with your website and I hope you'll keep going like that. Sorry for my english, french is my first language, so I hope you'll understand ! :) Thanks again Dan. My face looks great now !
To whom it may concern, I am a 27-year old wife and mother of two. I had struggled with moderate acne since the age of about 14. However, after I reached the age of 20 my acne breakouts began to be what I would consider severe. I tried every product on the market, (acne statin, murad, proactive, clearasil, oxy, acid peels, skin creams, egg whites on my skin, I even tried bleach I got so desperate). The dermatologist cost a fortune just for the visits and that didn't even include the medications he was giving me. He tried to convince me that I was breaking out due to hormones and stress, and prescribed medicine to help control my hormones(dioxycyclene) along with 2 bottles of his brand of facial cleanser and toner which costs me $20.00 each. My face was so bad that I shyed away from cameras and hated to go outside. I tried to wear my long-hair in my face to cover it and never looked people in the face. I hated for my husband to look at me. My children and small neices and nephews would always ask me why I had bumps on my face. I would just tell them that I had bad skin. When I would go to the dermatologist my son would ask me if he was going to give me new skin. Needless to say that for the past 7 years, I have spent a vast amount of time being embarrassed about my skin and trying to find ways, any way, to make it better. Lately I had just become resolved that this is the skin I was born with and I might as well get used to it. About 8 days ago, I was searching the internet trying to find some cosmetics that might be able to minimize the appearance of my bumps. Then I came across your website. I thought it was a bunch of baloney. Here you were all but promising clear skin and saying that all it would cost me was a trip to Wal-mart and $15 or so. Yeah right!!! Anyway, I spent time reading your message boards and decided to go ahead and purchase the products. After all, it didn't seem like my face or my self-esteem could get any worse. I've been using the products now for about a week. The first few days were tough. I experienced severe drying, cracking and peeling of my skin and looked somewhat like an alligator:) But I just cut back on the amount of cream I was using and stuck with it. Now here I sit, and much to my surprise ALL of my large, ugly, discolored bumps are GONE. I have not had ANY new bumps since I started using the products and my scars and marks almost completely fell away with all the dead skin that was shed off of my face. All that remains now are baby fine bumps that are all but unnoticeable compared to how I looked before. I'm still in shock. My face hasn't looked this good since before I hit puberty. I'm not one to write e-mails and tell my personal business, but I figured that after all you've done for me, this is the least I could do. I graduate from college in about a month, and thanks to you I don't have to come up with some creative way to do my hair in order to effectively hide my face. I can't tell you what you've done for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Nicole, North Carolina
I fought acne as a teenager and thought I'd grown out of it, thankfully! But as an adult, and as I entered a pretty stressful time in my life, I broke out again. It was terrible and my self-esteem really suffered. It was the awful, painful systic acne I'd had as a teenager. I had no idea what to do. I guess I thought it was a phase and it would clear up, but after several months, I knew I was dealing with something more serious. I tried Proactiv because it had worked for me when I was younger, but this time, as an adult, it did nothing. One afternoon, in one last depserate attempt, I did a search on acne. The very first site that came up was Acne.org. So I read about the Regimen and tried it out with some stuff I already had at the house. I saw some minor improvement so I ordered Dan's products. It's now been about four months and my skin is completely healed. I unfortunately have some scarring from some of my more severe breakouts, but overall, my skin has drastically improved. Just the other day my husband looked at me and told me how beautiful I was! I just wanted to tell you that I'm hooked. I'll continue using the products and I just added the AHA to my daily ritual. I love it, especially for acne I get along my upper bag and upper arms from time to time. Thanks again for coming up with this program. It's been a life saver for me! God Bless!
Jenny, Mt. Carmel, Illinois
Well Dan, I must say that I too was a skeptic of your regimen. I found this site months ago, and i tried a few other things before finally giving in and trying yours. After almost a month, I must say I see noteworthy improvement. Not perfection but I have a feeling I will get pretty close with time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope I am not jinxing myself but I really and truly think this is the end of the road for me! yaya!
For all those looking to try thsi but who also feel skeptical. I went to the Dermatologist for over year and I received no answers and no real help. I tried things on my own pro-activ made my skin worse! Termeric helped for awhile but turned everything yellow. CLean and Clear advantage helped but still not enough. I have been there. I have had very very mild acne throughout my teens and yound adulthood. But in the past three years it worsened to the point of embarrassment and exhaustion. It was painful! Very.. to go an entire work day with a painful postule on my face was just gosh horrible.
stick with the program and find the right Benziol - Moisture balance for your skin and you will be A ok! ; )
One other thing worth mentioning. I have extremely extremely sensitive skin.. and my skin has grown accustomed to this regimen in very little time..
Good LUck! and Good bye Acne!
thank you for making great products i have a very mild case and acne.org is the best products i have used they clearerd me right up, i have tried proactive, clearasil, and nutrogena
tyler , florida
I still can't believe how a simple product can work this well. In terms of effectiveness, this is as good as anything else including accutane. But when you factor in side-effects and cost, this beats everything else including accutane. I wish it was around when I was 16 before I developed my scars :(
I recently broke out bad around my jawline and throat area. I've broken out in the past but this time, it was pretty bad. When I say bad, I'm talking about what you termed 'severe acne'. I just couldn't figure what I had done to trigger this breakout. At 36, I thought I'd passed that 'acne phase'. I guess there's no such thing. I have to say that my confidence took a big hit. I tried just about everything, short of accutane. I even tried that blue light therapy at the dermatologist's office. For those who are contemplating this therapy: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
So I came across your site three months ago. I, like others who have posted their success stories on your site, was highly skeptical. I mean, I'd tried just about everything already and the results had been extremely discouraging. Then I realized I had nothing to lose, other than the acne itself. After the first month, I saw minimal gains. For encouragement, I would read the success stories of other people. Then the second month came and passed. I began to see noticeable changes. Again, I kept reading the success stories for encouragement. Now it's reached the end of the third month and the results have been dramatic. My face is clear now. It's just amazing.
To any acne sufferer who happens to read this. The moral of my story is to not give up and give the regimen time to work. It is very easy to get frustrated and give up on it. Believe me, I was there. DO NOT GIVE UP, NO MATTER WHAT!!! Follow the regimen exactly as it is described. The combination that seemed to work for me is the Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar, Clear Skin Regimen Gel and Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer. Other than the Clear Skin Regimen Gel, you can get the other products at Drugstore.com
Dan, I cannot thank you enough for what you and your site has done for me. You are THE MAN. Take care and continue to do the good that you do. God bless...
Mark, Bethesda, MD
I was a bit skeptical at first, after trying so many over-the-counter brands and treatments but I was really surprised at the effectiveness of the regimen. The trick I found was to stick with it and not get disappointed if I didn’t see results immediately. Low and behold, after a few weeks, my skin started to clear up and is in the best shape it's been in a long time. My advice to new time users is to follow the regimen exactly, stick with it even if things look down and eventually good things will happen!
I just wanted to let you know that I'm very pleased to see how this website
About 4 years ago I checked out acne.org for the first time, at that time I
was literally in tears because nothing will work to improve my acne problem.
I tried the method that at that time was only the Neutrogena on the spot
option and helped me a lot, so I have been very greatful though I did not
take the time to go back to this website and send a thank you noter for all
Dan has done for all of us with such a frustrating problem. The website is
awesome with lots of information.
I just bought Dan's products, the cleanser and the cream, I hope they will
work even better than the neutrogena. If not, I still won't think the 25
bucks are wasted money, you really deserve my sponsorship!
P.S. I recently tried proactiv and is breaking out my skin. I would not
deviate from your teachings anymore! :)
I have been wanting to thank Dan! I am 42 and have been plagued by acne since adolescence. I have tried EVERYTHING including Pro-Active and Accutane. The accutane had terrible side-efffects in the beginning but worked wonders....for about 2 years. Then it all came back last summer...and with a flourish! I didn't want to go that route again so tried a popular herbal medication - without success. Feeling desperate once again, I did an online search for help. Thank heavens I found this site and discovered Dan' acne regime. It's so easy and inexpensive, but the most important thing is - it WORKS! Recently, and for the first time EVER, I was complimented on my 'lovely complexion'. No more trying to cover up unsightly acne or feelings of embarrassment. Thanks, Dan, for helping me and others who suffer from acne. (I am a teacher and will follow your lead by passing on your advice/website to the students at my high school.)