Hi - I just wanted to write you an enormous thank you for resolving my skin problem and also that of my two teenage step-daughters - result!
I am 44 and about 18 months ago started to get little bumps under the skin - bizarre - I'd never had spots before. Apparently it was over active sebaseous glands. Visits to the dermatologist and undergoing dermabrasions (at £100 a time and 1 per month) did nothing to improve the situation and, pathetic as it may sound, I started to get a little depressed. Thinking medication was the only way ahead I started to do some internet based research and came across your website.
I tried the benzoyl peroxide 5% and within 3 days my spots had gone. I couldn't believe it (and costing about £3.50 for a tube which will last me months) was rather peed off with my dermatologist.
Since then I'm like a religious zealot - my step-daughters both had acne - not any more thanks to BP. So I'm definitely in their good books!
I have never written on a blog before but felt so strongly I made this a first.
Anyway, I just can't thank you enough. Spread the word! Julia
Me Again, just to say that I received your gel and it's brilliant - my skin is now not as red or dry. I have finally found a system that works - I am now using Johnsons Baby Shampoo to wash, followed by your BP Gel and then Nivea Oil Free Moisturising Fluid. My skin looks fantastic and I can't stop staring at it. I feel so much more confident and like others on your message board, I can now go completely without makeup - and that is all in the space of 2 weeks - I am eternally grateful - If I had your home address I would send you the biggest present in the world cos you really deserve it after making a difference to so many people lives and I know that it wasn't your intention to get rich through this but I hope you do become rich and famous. I really can't understand why dermatologists don't tell their patients about this to avoid giving them all those nasty drugs. Anyway, I know that you are doing all you can and just want to say that I will always be eternally grateful.
Debbie, Bristol, England
Once again I woke up this morning without forgetting to put on 2.5%BP and go out in public with extreme confident with my appearance.
I discovered your web pages a year ago when I was an exchange student in Ottawa. At that moment, my face was a complete disaster, and I was desparate from my allergic to Tetracyclin. It put me on mysterious fever for weeks ,before the doctor recommend me to stop using it. My heath became perfect again, but I couldn't dare looking at myself in the mirror as the acne just invade almost every pore on my face.
Then I search the website just like many others, hopelessly to find anything that can save me from losing all my self confident....and I found you right at my first click.
That evening after finishing reading your pages I was thrilled. I ran out into the snow to go buy myself On-the-Spot 2.5% BP.and start using it right away. I just knew that it wasn't gonna fail me after reading so many success story and the way you show your sincerity towards public.
I follow your regimen patiently and continue using BP even when I'm back in my country (Thailand) and also tried to spread the word about your website as well. People here don't quiet believe me much as they trust in going to the doctor so much... I've been to a doctor as well, but I never have a permanent cure on my acne and that's just dangerous to be on oral medicine for too long....But anyway, I continue using BP and I've changed into Gel type as it's the only brand here I can find. My face doesnt' have serious acne anymore and now my skin is almost the clearest I have seen in my life...You can imagine how happy I am just like many others....
I've been following your news on several occassion now and then and your recent move for me is to bring out the new BP Gel by yourself... That's somewhat thoughtful and generous. I also want to congratulate you on that.
Dan , it's been almost two year I have known you from your website, but I never actually have a chance to write to you to express my gratitute. I believe that what you have done with this website is perhaps as good as finding a way to save the world... all was done in good faith and you have save so many including me... I appreciate your effort so much for doing this for people around the world...
So lastly, May you have a rich and fullfilled life and healthy body and mind always. And I want you to know that you are in my thank you list everytime I pray to god.
Millions Thanks to you
Pink, Bangkok, Thailand
my sister, who is 9 years older than me, battled acne from her early teen years into her mid-twenties [lack of a good face wash, i guess] and then she discovered acne.org. when i got to about the right age to start breaking out, she warned me because she didn't want me to get acne scars like she has. i procrastinated, and consequently started breaking out [big surprise, right?] anyway, she told me about your website, which cleared her acne up amazingly within weeks of starting the program. i have never had any problem with my acne, and i've been on the regimen for over a year now.
Lilly, Birmingham, AL
I'm 34 and have had acne for the past few years. I've tried dermatologists, imported creams, estheticians, etc. but nothing worked. In fact, my face became worse than when I started seeking help—almost like my symptoms were intentionally worsened to keep me coming back.
I was bored at work last week when I stumbled across your site. I'd been using salicylic products lately so I decided to follow your regimen. I started Saturday and am amazed and ecstatic to announce that as of today, Tuesday, my bumps are almost totally gone! And, I have no peeling tho I use the bp gel twice a day.
I took your product list to the store and am using Neutrogena's wash and moisturizer. At night, I alternated between a glycolic acid cream and a prescription fade cream. I haven't quite figured out what to do at night yet, but I'm working on it. I also am pleased to report that my face no longer is as oily as it used to be, either.
Robbin, Fort Wayne, Indiana
I just wanted to say what an incredible product you have developed. I can't tell you how many infomercials I have watched and how much $$ I have spent on acne treatments. You have NAILED it!
You truly speak from the heart and have cured my acne. I started having adult acne after my 1st child 9 years ago. It has progressively gotten worse thru the years. Your product cleared my acne up w/in 1 month. I continued to use it till the containers were empty. I have not purchased the products for a few months now, but, still had NO break outs.
Your products had stopped the cycle- I have never has a product do that. Your approach is what I find amazing! You offer the consumer "other options" I have such respect for that. You should be very proud of all your accomplishments and I am very thankful that I found acne.org!
Pat, Chicago, IL
I'm not usually one to take time out of my oh-so-busy life to drop to my knees and worship an online diety, but I figured I should throw aside the ego, humble myself, and shower praise where praise is deserved (please get my sarcasm). Anyway, it probably wouldn't surprise you that I'm the most stubborn and impatient person alive. Im serious-I can barely sit a whole 45 seconds at a red light and seldom take other people's advice due to my unwavering pride.
But! (Yes, there is a but, naturally). You have proven me wrong-and I don't think you could grasp how hard that was for me to say. You see, I'm a 23 year old chick who never really had a problem with acne as a teenager. Sure, there was a zit here and there, but nothing unmanageable-not, at least, until I graduated college. I blame my recent outbreaks on intense stress, you know, that burning to get the hell out of my house after never living away at school, the absolutely impossible career path of journalism, the 3 or 4 jobs that I currently hold. But i thought I could handle it all with some cleanser, toner, and a nice tube of Colgate. And..nothing. In fact, the Colgate burned my skin. Burned. My. Skin. I will never again refer to 1955 for a skin remedy.
So about two months ago, reeling from a disasterous encounter with Neutrogena astringent, I was intent to find a magic solution. And I did, with your products. After I read about every single thing there is to read on your site and considered the options, I bought EVERYTHING. The regimen, plus the AHA cream and jojoba oil (ok.. not everything). And while I haven't followed the regimen precisely because I'm a rebel (or maybe just lazy), your products have given me the immediate satisfaction my impatience craves. What I find to be the best product of all is the AHA cream-I use it once a day. And it's amazing..now, when I commute to NY every day for work, I feel confident enough to look people in the face. So, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I'm out of room, sorry!
I am amazed at how quickly the Regimen works. Yesterday during the day I was reaching desperation. My acne had been getting progressively worse the last month or so when I had been trying to go off Proactiv because although it kept the pimples away (mostly) it made my skin way too oily. I was covered in a full oil slick only 2 hours after washing my face. So I had switched from Proactiv to many different products including scrubs, masks and 20% glycolic cleanser. I had got to the stage that last weekend I was washing my face up to 5 times a day with the glycolic cleanser, as well as doing masks and scrubs. And I kept getting more and more pimples and red angry patches coming up. So anyway, yesterday when I got home I was nearly in tears. My cheeks, which never get spots, had about 20 red bumps coming up on each side. Then I discovered this website. I washed my face very gently according to the instructions with cetaphil cleanser, layered on my proactiv BPO repairing lotion,!
and then waited a while, and moisturised with jojoba oil mixed with a basic moisturiser. I woke up this morning to nearly clear skin. I'm still quite flaky today, but the red spots and bumps on my cheeks have gone overnight. I still have a few pimples on my jawline but they are disappearing and drying up so quickly. I really can't believe how fast this is working. And to believe that over the last month I've been scrubbing and coating my skin in acid to try and peel away the pimples (not to mention the hundreds of $ I've spent), but the solution was so simple and cheap. I have just ordered Dan's treatment BPO tonight. I can't wait for it to arrive. And I can't wait to see how my skin will look after a few weeks on the Regimen. Thanks so much Dan for such a great site.
Michelle, Melbourne, Australia
My acne exploded after I stopped taking medication, and I struggled for months and tried everything I could find - scrubs, masks, salicylic acid, Proactiv, natural remedies and more - and nothing seemed to help. Within two months of starting the Regimen my skin was 99% clear. My only regret is that I didn't try it sooner!
I've suffered with moderate acne ever since I hit puberty, never extremely severe but incredibly persistent. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed everything, including Accutane, which worked for a couple years until slowly the acne started coming back. I would warn everyone who is looking into Accutane that it is not the cure that it is said to be; rarely does it keep anyone clear forever. The only thing I found that kept it under control was birth control pills, but which I saw as a superficial cure because I knew I probably wouldn't be taking them consistently forever. Sure enough I started breaking out again when I went off the pills. Determined to find a way to fix my skin without them, I tried everything, from high-end products to drugstore ones, and nothing was helping. I came across your page and decided to give it a try. It's been about four weeks and my skin is amazingly clear! No new pimples, red marks are fading, and even my ever-present blackheads appear to be slowly disappearing. With a little makeup I look almost flawless, and I couldn't be happier. No longer do I dread looking at my skin in natural lighting and seeing the clogged pores and blemishes that made it look dirty and congested. Thank you tons for sharing this wonderful information with the world!