I just wanted to say thanks. I'm 26 years old and have been trying to beat adult acne for a while. I went from casual use of Neutrogena, to switching to Proactiv after being called out by a girlfriend, and then eventually going to a Dermatologist after not being able to stand the irritation Proactive caused me. I've been using Tazorac and Inova Pads for a couple of years and just assumed that all that irritation was necessary to have clear skin.
Then last Thanksgiving I was laid off. I have a job now, but I no longer have the awesome healthcare that let me spend so much on dermatology prescriptions every month. As my prescription started to run out, I began researching alternatives. I was about to buy another round of Proactive when I found this site. I was able to jump right into your treatment because I've been on my Rx for a while.
It's been a month now and my skin is awesome and way better than it's ever been. In addition, I no longer have the feeling that I want to peel my face off because of my skin treatments.
Anyway, thanks so much.... I wish I heard about you earlier!
Julius, LA, CA
I've had moderate/severe face and body acne since I was in 6th grade. Everyone made fun of me for it. I was embarrassed to wear dresses to the school dances, swim at slumber parties,wear tank tops in warm weather...It was terrible. I went to doctors, dieticians, dermatologists, etc and no one helped- Until you. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful and life changing information you shared with us. And for free! I couldn't believe it! The only worth-while info on the web about treating acne and it's FREE! I've tried literally just about every OTC acne treatment you can think of (not to mention countless prescription ones) and got very minimal results. Oxy came pretty close, but it balled up and clumped with my makeup and made my skin irritated at first. Then I tried your products and I was amazed at how clear my skin got so quickly, without irritation. And the products work great together and with my makeup. You've done it! I can't wait to try your SPF! Please keep up this website- I don't know what I'd do without these great products! I'm ordering a couple months supply in a few days of everything. Thanks again- I know it's so cliche, but you've truely changed my life. God bless!
I had to write and say THANK YOU for everything you do on here. I never had a problem with acne until I was in my 20's. I felt ashamed and embarrassed because I was an adult and shouldn't be breaking out like a teenager. I tried everything to make the acne stop and nothing worked. I would just end up frustrated on the verge of tears with a face full of acne and an empty valet.
My best friend came upon your website (Acne.org) and tried your regimen. Two days later she sent me an email saying I had to try it because she was already seeing positive results with her skin. I was skeptical at first because I felt as though I had tried everything already and the only thing I should be concentrating on was accepting a life with acne.
Thankfully, I decided to give it a shot. First I tried the store products you recommended. Within 3 days my face looked fantastic! It looked so good that I decided to try your product line and it was even better! Here it is 2 months later and my skin has never looked so good. I've even received compliments on how nice my skin is! That hasn't happened in I don't know how long.
Thank you so much for giving me my confidence back and for taking the time to make this website. I've told everyone I know about it. You truly are a life saver and I can't thank you enough!
Alison, Boston, Massachusetts
Dan, I wanted to drop you a line just to say that your treatment really works!!!!!! I have started three days ago and already notice a difference in my face. It feels so good after taking all the steps, and it feels incredibly clean. After going to a dermatologist and he perscribing me meds that did not work, I felt it made it much worse with overdrying, reddness and irritation. I was just wondering if you are a Dr. and if not how did you know what treatment worked for you? Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone who comes across this on the net!!!!!! It even helps the blackheads!!!
I've had mild to moderate acne my entire life. I 've seen dermatologists back when I was a teen and was put on antibiotics, differen gel. Months later there was no impovement. I tried Retin A. It was a disaster for me.I started using proactive, it worked ok but not great. Now I'm 27, married with 2 kids and I am just sick of dealing with acne. I thought I should've grown out of this by now, but I haven't. So then I came across Acne.org, thought I would try it. It worked better then anything I've worked with! My skin started to improve right away and I was feeling like I was on the right track, just a few cystic zits would show up, so I went back to a new dermatologist this time he recommends a mild antibiotic for the cysts and to continue with acne.org. A few check ups later and he's impressed with the product and my results. I use Cetaphil (normal to oily) to wash my face, then the acne.org treatment twice daily. I use Aveeno moisturizing lotion as needed. Now most days I don't even wear makeup! And I still look and feel good going out! Its amazing! Thanks Dan!
Jamie, Salt Lake City
I've been meaning to write this for ages-i'd never suffered with acne throughout my youth, but when i decided to come off the contraceptive pill to have my daughter I suffered with a really severe bout of acne. It was described by the doctor as severe pustular acne and if I wasn't trying to conceive, the doctor said I would've been prescribed accutane. I tried just about everything else including 10% benzoyl peroxide which the doctor prescibed (which hadn't worked) so when i came across your regimen i was sceptical to say the least but i was desperate and so i thought i'd give it a try. Initially i suffered with some dry skin which even flaked a little, but i persevered and i must say i'm glad i did.....within weeks my skin was improved and after about 6 weeks i no longer had spots just red marks and scars (because i couldn't resist picking the spots!!). I still use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide when i feel any spots coming up but my skin has definately improved 100%, so i just wanted to say thank you and i hope that this might encourage other people to try the regimen. Unfortunately i don't have any pictures to prove it because i wouldn't allow anyone near me with a camera when my skin was at its worst-i just hope people take my word for it!!!
I wanted to thank you so much for posting your regimen so clearly and thoroughly! After 20 years of acne (I am 35), I finally have clear skin thanks to your steps! I can't tell you how thrilled I am!
When I started to get acne at age 15, I was devastated by the fact that it seemed nothing I did work. The harder I scrubbed and treated my acne, the worse it got (now I understand why!). None of the dermatological treatments helped (all the usual suspects, Retin-A, all the things leading up to Accutane, then Accutane), and many seemed to make my acne worse. Acne became the one thing in my life I was determined to control, and in turn, it controlled me.
By the time I got to college, I was anxious and depressed regarding my appearance. Psychological therapy helped tremendously, and in turn, I pursued my doctorate in clinical psychology and love being a Psychologist. However, even through many exciting events and accomplishments that I am so very proud of, there was always my acne. And when I had my daughter, there was this lingering dread of what acne could do to her self-esteem. And she's only 2! :)
Out of frustration, I searched the web about 3 months ago and found your site. At first I thought, ok, this seems easy, I can do this. But I had to run back to your page with questions like, how long do I let my face dry after a shower? Now, I've got it down thanks to the details you provided!
And I'm just beyond-thrilled to tell you that I haven't had a new pimple, cystic or otherwise, since I've started! How amazing is that?! And my skin overall looks better, non-irritated.
It's changed my outlook on things. I'm gentler to myself and my skin. I’m more patient, and actually enjoy washing my face again.
Thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I'm so happy, no joyful!, everyday, knowing that I now understand the "why" behind my acne, and that my skin is clear.
With extreme gratitude,
Danielle S., Tacoma, WA
Hi Dan, Just wanted to let you know that I was surfing the web when I came upon your site. For the past two and a half months I have had a breakout on my check area that would not go away. I am a 33 year old female who never had a problem with acne or skin breakouts. Out of curiosity, I decided to read what your suggestions were. To my surprise and delight, I noticed a dramatic improvement within two days. It has now been a week and my breakout has all but disappeared. (And just in time for the holidays! : ) Even though I don't normally usually do this, I thought I would just send you a word of thanks for your wonderful tips. Keep up the good work!
Sara, Raleigh, North Carolina
I just wanted to say thank for creating a product that really works. I am 30 years old and have always had acne. I have been going to dermatologists for 17 years trying different products. I have to have spent thousands of dollars on doctors co-pay and prescription medications. Some of the medications I have tried include: Zyrtec, Retin-A, Oral Contraceptives, Tazarotene, and Accutane. Most of these dried out my skin and none of them got rid of my acne.
I have been using your 3 step Regimen for one month and this is the first time I can remember not having any acne. My face was a little dry the first week, but mixing the Jojoba Oil with the moisturizer really helped. Now I have almost perfect skin.
This is the first review I have ever written for any product, but your product has really changed my life, so I just wanted to take the time to say thank you.
I am very impressed with the Regimen. It really works! I have had cystic acne on my chin for the last 10 years, some days worse than others. I decided to try the regimen with products I already had (and which met the qualifications: gentle face wash, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, non-comedogenic moisturizer), and I started to see a difference very quickly. After I used up what I had around the house, I decided to go ahead a buy the Acne.org products -- they seemed affordable, and I particularly liked the fact that the products were dye-free and unscented. I've had clear skin for months now. Last time I ordered, I decided to try the AHA as well -- it works like a charm. But be sure and follow Dan's advice and stick with the regimen for a month or two to really get your skin clear first, before adding in AHA.
Thanks, Dan! I'm off to convert the rest of my family now. :)