Acne.org started in 1996 when Acne.org founder Dan read a book called "The 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success" by Deepak Chopra. In the book, Chopra asks the reader to ask him/herself the two questions, (1) "What are my unique talents?" and (2) "How can I use these talents to best help people?"
As it happens, Dan had just figured out how to clear up his skin using The Acne.org Regimen. He figured this was his "unique talent." He decided the best way to help was to put his regimen online and see if it worked for other people. It turns out it works incredibly well for anyone who follows it precisely.
Since 1996 when The Acne.org Regimen first went online, Acne.org has grown, but we keep asking ourselves the question, "How can we best help?" This guiding philosophy has led us to begin working with medical doctors and PhDs to always keep on top of the latest acne research and put it online in plain English so that people can easily understand it. It also led us to start a reviews section of Acne.org so people can share their opinions on what acne products and treatments work and which don’t, and a community so people can support one another.
After eight years of being completely not-for-profit, we also realized that we could best help people by producing pharmaceutical-grade, carefully formulated products specifically made for The Acne.org Regimen.
This way of working is freeing and fun. It means we do not need to think of money first. Rather, we just ask ourselves how we can best help. As it turns out, this way of working has helped our company stay successful and strong since its inception.