Dan, I would have made a great before and after person... unfortunately, I didn't take the before photo. It would have been unsightly but it would have truly shown the difference three weeks makes. I'm 33 years old and female and over the past year have experienced horrible acne that got progressively worse and worse. I was getting several whiteheads a day and overnight that would turn into monster pimples and my skin was extremely oily. I am fair skinned and freckled! But I guess the stress and hormones were really destroying my skin. I was extremely depressed and have considered Accutane but I am trying to have a baby so that wasn't an option. My mother sent me your web site on September 7 and I bought the on the spot treatment that day. The first three nights I had burning and itching but the b.p. hasn't irritated my skin since then. My face is still healing but I am getting fewer and fewer new pimples and today I actually went out without makeup for the first time in a year! My face is not nearly as oily either. Your web site has changed my life and what's really exciting is that your regimen is not expensive at all (I used Proactiv for a couple years... that worked well until I went off the pill). The guidance on limiting irritation is excellent. I think I was exacerbating my condition by using the new Oily of Olay cleansing cloths... they were really scratchy on my face. Now I'm just using Cetaphil (huge bottle of this available at Costco for $6.99). I really hope your book comes out... and I do apologize for not taking the photo before I started this. You really would not believe it.
I am so glad you came out with this product. I do not have very bad acne, but I do have it on my face. I am very self concious about how I look. So, when the acne started I couldn't take it. I tried Clearasil, Stridex, Proactive, Clean & clear and more. I found out about your products by a friend that had acne for years severly, and his face looks so much better. I started using it, and within a couple weeks all of my acne started going away. You can barely tell I have it now. I have used this maybe a month, and it had great results. I couldn't believe it. I didn't think I was ever going to get rid of it. I thank you so much for making this, and I am so glad I found out about it. Proactive I thought would be the answer, but it just made my face alot worse. Your product has made my face look so much better, and there is barely any now. I do not even use anything to cover it up when I leave for the day. Thank you so much!!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I have been seeing a dermatologist for years with no results! One day, I googled acne figuring I would need to find my own solution. I found your site, and am on my knees so thankful! For the first time I have completely clear skin. Im only on week 3, but it is amazing!! I actually leave my house without having to cover my whole face with foundation and concealer! Thanks Dan!!!
All of the advice on this website is fantastic! I use to have moderate acne that started to get even worse over time. Out of desperation, i searched the internet for a cure and came across this website. Now, my skin is perfectly clear and I've been following the regimen for two years now with great results. Whenever I don't follow it, I start seeing pimples again, so I know for sure that the advice works!
I'm 43 and have been challenged by adult acne for 20+ years. I had tried many solutions over the years: tetracycline, assorted topical prescriptions, Proactiv, and various OTC remedies, all to no avail. I followed your regimen and within a matter of days, I saw clear skin and it's been smooth sailing for weeks!!!! Bless you, Dan!
Dearest, wonderful Dan,
I've never written to anyone before about their product - good or bad. But I had to do it this time.
I have a 16 year old son, whose acne in the last 3 years was getting so bad; it was affecting every aspect of his life, and really getting him down. We tried prescription creams and antibiotics, but they didn't work. We were finally going to try Accutane as the last resort, when I came upon your website. What luck! And thank god I decided to give it a try!
I don't want to write too much, because I want to make sure everyone reads this and that it helps other kids out there whose lives are miserable because of acne.
Well, the main reason I decided to try your program was because I could see that it wasn't a money making scheme since your were not pushing any particular product. Anyway, I looked for the BP and I found a 5% one and bought it. This was a mistake. It made my son's face super red and dry and flaky, and after a few weeks of this, we stopped completely for a couple of weeks. Then I started him again on a 2.5% BP. Well, it didn't take too long to show results, and this time without any of the harsh effects of the 5%! It was fantastic. It was only when I was sure that the treatment worked that I decide to buy the product from you, since it comes in larger quantities. And now (after 2.5 months on the program) he’s also started on your AHA for his chest acne and for the red marks left behind from the old acne. And this seems to be working very well too.
I wish I had taken good close-up pictures of his face before he started, so everyone could see the difference.
I just had to thank you, Dan. I hope you realize how much good you're doing. I know it sounds melodramatic, but I think a lot of people reading this understand what I mean. You are truly wonderful for doing this.
Thank you again,
I don't think I can even find the words to describe what your selflessness has meant to me. I began your regimen on Jan 9, 2006 and saw a difference after the first use. I was in the middle of a pretty bad break out and the next morning (after following your instructions) I could see that the acne looked much less inflamed. I did still experience some minor breaks outs in the weeks that followed but they became less severe as I continued on the regimen. I have been dealing with acne since I was a teenager and instead of getting better it seemed to get worse as I got older. I will be 40 in just a few months and for the first time in my adult life I am proud of how my face looks. Not only has the acne disappeared but my complexion looks more even every day. I have tried many other products in the past and, naturally, doubted that something so simple and inexpensive could work. I am still shaking my head in disbelief as I write this. I also highly recommend the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel which you developed. It works wonderfully and does not leave any residue like the opaque products I have used. I feel like I am seeing myself for the very first time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank God we found your book in the library!
My 13 year old son has had acne now for about a year and it was just getting worse as he grew. We already had been to the doctor and had started a round of antibiotics that were not really helping. After about 7 weeks of the regimen with products we had at home and from the local store, his face has drastically improved and getting better every day and his back is starting to show great improvement as well. We tried your products last month and love them! I just got finished ordering some more.
I am writing to thank you, to tell you I appreciate your approach and your caring about helping others, making a great product and keeping it affordable. You are helping, truly, to change lives!
I am taking photos so my son can see the difference in his skin as it continues to improve (yeah!)
A couple of weeks ago, I decided I'd give my acne another go. When I found this place, I saw that it wasn't plastered with sales pitches, and the more I read, the more I found myself thinking: "Hey. This guy knows what he's talking about. I can totally relate to him. I want to try this." In the end, I got a bottle of each, plus a body buddy since I have acne all over my back to boot. When I realized it was going to work, I decided I was going to wait until it was completely gone to write gushy, tearful thanks. However, after standing in the mirror tonight and crying my eyes out I decided I just had to come say something right this minute.
I hesitated at the possibility of my skin drying out horribly, but forged ahead with high hopes. The bottles are nice. The smell is nice. The procedure is easy. (Big bottle, tube, small bottle. THE END! I can do it half asleep! ...almost). While washing my face, I think that this is something I can keep to. Before I knew it, somehow, without me noticing, my skin had dried out... IN A GOOD WAY! I went to the mirror and had a long look, and I realized that not only did my acne look less fierce, but my skin is NO LONGER OILY. I have always had problems with oil. I'd get my face clean, and an hour later it looked and felt disgusting again. Not anymore!
THANK YOU for making this site: a place where I felt understood and not so isolated, and was inspired to treat my acne. And most of all, thank you for a magnificent product, that has already restored some my self-esteem. When my face is finally clear, my head will be so big I won't even fit through a door. I wish I had a before picture, so after I could show everyone just how much this stuff has helped! (I guess at the same time I am thrilled I dodged so many cameras successfully! LOL)
Thanks again! You are my hero! You'll probably hear my heartfelt thanks again in a couple months!
Lori Sarnia, ON