Hi. I am a 24 YO male and ever since I was 15 or so I have had either mild or moderate acne. I always had at least 2-3 pimples. There were always people that had a much more severe case than I, but the amount of pimples that I had still bothered me. Over the years I have used Retin-A, erythromiasen (<-spelling??) and salicylic acid. It worked, but not that well. My face was never completely clear.
About a month ago I found your site and decided to try your regimen. I got the soap, the moisturizer and 5% bp. I got the 5% because I could find no 2.5%. Within 2 weeks my face was all the way clear. A couple weeks later it was time to get some more bp and this time I found some 2.5% so I got that and within a day I got some breakouts. So I looked for some more 5% and found none. I had to choose between 2.5% and 10% so I got the 10% since the 2.5% did not work for me. Within a day I was clear again. I have been using the 10% for a few days now and this stuff does not seem harsh at all. I have been applying the 10% bp 2-3 times daily and washing before each application and I don't even need to moisturize to keep clear, healthy looking skin. During the first couple weeks with the 5% stuff I needed to moisturize...but now that I have adjusted to the bp I need none.
Just thought I'd write a note about how the regimen has been working for me.
I used to spend $100's on brands from Dept Stores. I'm allergic to most products.
My main concern is acne scarring. I'm 30 & figure I'll have acne all my life but the scarring makes it even worse
Prior to The Regimin:
For my mild acne, I used Murad's Acne Complex. I lived in Arizona and I think the dry air helped because I didn't breakout as much with the complex. I used it a long time ago when it first came out and was over $400 (was a teen). But now the complex costs less & I used it religiously in Arizona for 3 years. Still had scarring, when I broke out.
I moved to California & found that the air quality & the huimidity did a number on me. The Acne Complex actually made my skin worse. My skin was really flaky & oily but would break out in the cheeks and chin area.
I found the Acne.org site and decided to give the regimin a try with the stuff in the drugstore. I decided to use Baby Magic Baby Wash on my face. It was the only thing gentle enough for my body (other products caused cysts) so I figured I'd give it a try on my face. For the BP, I used the Neutrogena On the Spot. The lotion I used was from Murad.
After a couple of days I noticed that I needed more moisture so I used the Lachydrin 5 during the day. I noticed a difference within a week. I got a prescription for gel BP from my doc. After the month, I bought Dan Kern's BP (cheaper than scrip & bigger)
4 mos. later & I added some steps, toning with Bactine & Neosporine on open sores. B/C even with gentle washing white heads popped, treating makes for less scarring.
I still break out on jawline a little (hands on face, stress) but my skin is soft & smooth & I don't scar as much. (cells turn over is faster, so old scars fade faster)
Cleanse: Baby Magic Baby Wash
Treat: Dan's BP
Spot Treat: Neosporine
Lotion: Lachydrin 5 (day)
I feel like I've got my acne under control.
CK star, Los Angeles, CA
I'm soon to be 27 and have been suffering from acne since I was 16 (I actually remember distinctly the moment when someone pointed out my first zit on my nose). I tried it all I think...ProActive, Murad, Retin-A, and other prescription meds until finally I jumped on Accutane when I was 19/20 (with much convincing to a concerned mother/registered nurse who is well aware of the many side effects). I was fortunate to complete the cycle successfully with clear skin. But even now, I still have my bouts with breakouts, which can be EXTREMELY embarrassing at work since I work for an uber-fabulous cosmetics company with tons of beautiful women (with gorgeous skin)...me also being the only "single" guy in the office. I would consider it a dream job if not for my constant fight with acne.
With a recent flare-up, I decided to try the Regimen after coming across this AMAZING WEBSITE and getting a sense of Dan's extreme passion for helping people with acne. Now 2 weeks into it, I can't praise it enough. Despite still adjusting to the BP, and curbing the redness with Dan’s Moisturizer and Jojoba Oil (Oil on skin?!?! That’s crazy talk!!! BUT IT WORKS!!!), I can say that the Regimen is working for me. I’m just fighting with a couple tiny pimples at a time (hardly noticeable, and usually gone within 1-2 days), but my skin tone has improved drastically, looking more supple, healthy, and CLEAR. I actually look forward to each morning and night, feeling like I’m washing away a layer of heartache and embarrassment each time I go through the Regimen.
Thank you Dan for your dedication. Happy Holidays!!!
Mike, Berkeley, CA
Dan, my story will only repeat everything that everyone else has already said so all im gonna say is that you have done so much for me and i cant tell you how grateful i am for your website. i hope you know how much we all appreciate your sharing your amazing routine with us. THANK YOU soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!
Dan, I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your acne regimen. I am the parent of two teenagers who have used your method with amazing results. I was somewhat skeptical after reading all the rave reviews on your website (it sounded too good to be true), but my daughter tried it after a recent outbreak and within days, her face was nearly clear. After observing the results, I had my son stop using his prescription medications a give your method a try. He had been using a 5% benzoyl peroxide - erythromycin topical gel, as well as a retin-A product for over a year with little improvement. Within a week of using your regimen, his face showed remarkable improvement, and by two weeks was almost clear. I find it difficult to believe that such a simple and inexpensive method has worked so much better than any prescription medication we've tried. This is one case where 'too good to be true' doesn't apply. It really works! Thanks again.
Without trying to sound too corny, I would like to take this opportunity to say that, quite simply: you have saved my life!
Yes, it is true. I am 40-year-old English male living in Hua Hin, Thailand for the last 3 and a half years years and have suffered from bad acne and extremely oily skin since I was 19-years-old. I had tried everything from topical lotions like Quinoderm to tablets like Oxytetracycline to sun machine treatments: nothing worked - apart from Roaccutane. But, that was just too hardcore and was very detrimental to my body so i decided to stop it.
So, as I was about to give up, I came across your website by chance. I saw the Regimen and thought: why not?
The rest is history. Your Regimen works very well. My acne is now minimal to zero and, although my very oily skin is still the same, the spots are gone. I am very happy and now I am no loger scared to look into a mirror!
The heat and humidity here is incredible and relentless so oily skin is a small price to pay for living here.
Thank you so much
Very best regards and please keep up the good work.
Simon, Hua Hin, Thailand
My name is Mary and I'm going to be 31 this week and have been clear with your regimen for about two years. I want to thank you so much for making your web site!!!! You saved me alot of of money and frustration. When I found your site I was about a year or so into this bout of acne I started when I was about 28 or so, I was pretty clear up until this time then all of a sudden I started breaking out on my chin and all along my jaw line really bad( very painful both mental and physical). So I started to go to the doctors, With no medical insurance (very costly) and they said it was hormones and put me on all kinds of stuff, topical and internal. This one med was a blood pressure pill (can't remember the name right now) I started to have bad side affects including ,heavy bleeding and like panic attacks. After all that money and time I no longer wanted to be a guinea pig and thankfully I got PC right around that time and finally found you!!! Works like a charm!! The only thing I have been afraid of using is moisturizer because when I started I tried to use the Cetaphil oil free 15spf and I was getting these little bumps on my fore head so I thought maybe I did not need moisturizer because my skin had enough oils, Wrong!! I still have these bumps. Do you know what they are or how I can get rid of them? Is it safe to exfoiliate my face and what would you recommend? Also, I have discovered this make up line called Bare minerals have you had any comments on it?
I hope this email reaches you and you are able to comment! Again I want to thank you for caring about people like me because without this I would still be hiding my face! God Bless!!
Mary, Coplay, PA
I just want to say that I, as many of you, have struggled with acne for years, about 25 years, and I am so happy now.
Acne.org products, I've been using them for about 5 months now, have set me free from acne. I have been using the acne.org cleanser morning and night. I let my face dry about 5 minutes and gently apply the acne.org treatment both morning and night. My third step in the morning is to put the acne.org moisturizer in my palm with two drops of jojoba oil and apply this gently to my face. My third step in the evening doesn't include the moisturizer; instead I apply the acne.org AHA+ gently to my face.
Thank you! Thank you!
i bought your starter kit a few weeks ago: cleanser treatment moisurizer and aha cream and i must say it is phenomenal i never ever in my 43 years!!!!! yes it is good for adults guys!!!! had such great smooth soft pimple free skin (i never had bad acne just the odd spot and oily skin type) but i thought i am 43 now lets try dan from California.. cant be wrong.. i thought and i am amazed about the quality of the products the feel and the result... the cleanser is fabulous my skin is not overdry anymore but smooth and supple i tried nearly everything out there.... thank you so much daniel kern its fantastic !!!!!!!