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I started the Clear Skin Regimen after using proactiv. Proactiv worked for a while but it did little good. My sucsess starts on a lovely thursday evening in July. My mom had come home from work with a stack of papers telling me that i should try your regimen, what did I have to lose?. I hate that phrase. Everytime, you get all worked up about a new solution, even though you told yourself doing so was a mistake. Then having it collapse on top of you making you feel even more hopeless. I tried it anyway, beacause I had nothing left short of Acutane to try. Three days in I was stunned. Most of my acne was either gone, or was withering away. Then two days after I got hit hard. I was so mad, not only had it come back it was worse. The next day I visited the site for myself. I found a page that my mom didn't bring home, the what to expect page. I found that my outbreak was to be expected. So far I am stunned as to how acurate that page has been as far as a timeline. Just today, I had to go to a school function, and one of my good friends said they almost thought I was someone else, because of how different my face looked. I can't explain how good that made me feel. I also can't wait to actually to go to a party instead of finding a way out. I have now been using the regimen for about two weeks, and can't wait to see even better results. I prayed for five years for GOD to fix my face, and then he sent me you. Thank you sooo much.
Dan- Thank you sooooo much. You are doing such a good deed by sharing all of you're experiences as well as you're knowledge with us acne folk. I have tried so many products that I am almost shocked how simple it really is in the end. No prescriptions or nothing. You're regimen is working so well. At first I had my doubts. I thought I was using a lot of bp, but when the regimen wasn't working, I upped my dosage. It worked like magic. THE KEY IS USE A LOT OF BP!!!!!! I was also on a erythromycin pill when I first started using you're regimen. This pill did nothing. I stopped using the pill the same time I started using a ton more bp. My acne has cleared significantly since then. This could be becauseæI upped the dosage or because I stopped using the pill. Whatever it was, I now don't try to hide my face in public anymore thanks to you. Again, THANK YOU!!!!!
Clear in California
For years I have struggled with constant, annoying, and unsightly bacne. I thought the best way to fight it was to wage all-out war. I bought the strongest over-the-counter products possible, until my bathroom looked like a pharmacy. Yet my bacne never went away - many times it even looked worse! Then I stumbled upon your website and read about The Regimen. I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. I began by using Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash and Neutrogena On the Spot. In a few days, I saw a vast improvement, but I knew I would go through a tube a week of Neutrogena using the recommended dosage. So I ordered your 8 oz. Treatment (which arrived unbelievably fast, by the way), and now, 2 weeks later, my back looks beautiful! I can't believe it! It's like my skin is thanking me for stopping the abuse. The Regimen works, and just in time for summer's bathing suits and backless tops. This is the first year that I won't spend in front of the bathroom mirror, contorting myself into all sorts of positions, trying to spread concealer on my back before going out. Thank you so much!!
Stacy, Rochester, NY
As a woman in her mid-30s, i used benzoyl peroxide in my teens but it never made much of a difference, and i mostly grew out of my acne. It has come back a few times during my 20s and now in my 30s. It is clearly hormonal but i don't want to be taking anti-androgen hormones into my 40s so i started looking for other treatments. As i am a doctor, i have access to a lot of products and have tried most of them, but what really works is the Regimen- all relatively cheap and available in my country. Your site, together with Paula's Choice, which i found through an acne.org form, have helped me tremendously. I think you are doing a wonderful job. Acne is not a fatal illness but it causes a great deal of suffering among young, and not quite so young, people. Thank you!
I'm thirty seven years old and have struggled against the embarrassment of acne and the expense of acne treatment since high school. I have quite literally tried every kit, both high end and drugstore, every natural oil and mud based product, every clay, every combination of drugstore stand alone product, every pill and panacea, and spent an unnamed but certainly obscene amount of money experimenting on treating this problem. The worst experiment was Retin-A, about which I was so optimistic, but which left me with red, dried up, hard on the surface cystic acne and permanent scars. I am now on your regimen for about two months and my skin is clearer and calmer than it has been EVER, even through two menstrual cycles (a biggie for us gals). I am using Cetaphil cleanser, the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moisturizer with AHA, and the Neutrogena 2.5% BP On The Spot Treatment Cream. That's it. Twice a day every day. Now my skin isn't perfect, but it's loads better than it ever was. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and so does my husband because I'm not spending scads of money on new and generally ineffective product. You're a Godsend.
Nicole, New York, NY
I just wanted to post and say that this has been a gift from God. Although my acne is far from clear, it's coming along very well. When I started the Regimen, my skin was pimpled, and bright red. The acne really stood out, and I don't use make-up; so it was really embarrassing. I stumbled upon this website. Since starting the Regimen, my redness has mostly disappeared, although my acne is still here, it's less noticeable and rapidly disappearing. Thanks sooo much for changing my life!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge of what works. I've been on your program for two weeks and it's very effective...the purpose soap is the best.
Al, New York City
Just a thank you for your website and concern. Last year, my 12 yr-old son had begun to suffer with mild acne. It was beginning to progress with each month that went by. After trying prescription medicine and OTC acne products,with no success, I found your website. The success stories gave me confidence to have my son try out your products.
It took a full three months (even though his acne was mild it was resistant), but his skin is now basically clear. What a difference! He is a very happy teenager now.
I want to encourage new members to persevere with the products. My son had difficulty at first seeing results and keeping exactly to the regimen. He had some setbacks learning what would work for him, but I encouraged him to not give up. Family and friends are now complimenting him on how clear his skin looks.
Again, thank you Dan, for caring for people hurting with acne. You will be in my prayers.
A joyfilled mom
Michael, United States
I'm 21. I've had acne since the age of 11. It started small but blew up by the time I was 12. Ever since then I've had to battle with 1-4 pustules plus tons of tiny little bumps and proto-zits that eventually crop up every single day.
I've tried nearly everything. I have spent thousands:
- Did the laser light treatment thing- $3000
- Subscribed to Proactiv for two years- $400+
- Tried almost every over the counter treatment- $200
- Various perscription treatments- $200
- Birth control (made my face worse)- $60
As you can see, i've spend nearly $4000 on acne treatments. I stumbled on your website one day after a particularly frustrating bout of acne and decided to order the BP gel and your gentle facewash. I started the regimen when they came in the mail and my face was noticeably clearer within three days. I'm continuing and every morning I wake up to clearer skin.
Per your advice I have stopped picking and this has also done wonders.
God bless you. Seriously. Thank you for offering an affordable solution THAT ACTUALLY WORKS. It's a godsend.