Topical Antibacterial
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Topical Antibacterial
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Note: Benzoyl peroxide clears the skin completely when applied correctly.
Topical Antibacterial
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Topical Antibacterial’s Real World Take
It’s been a staple of acne treatment for decades for a reason. When used properly it can completely clear the skin and it is widely available and affordable. Comes with annoying side effects for the first few weeks and can bleach fabric.
Topical Antibacterial
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This is an over-the-counter treatment. Here are some places you can find it online.
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December 15, 2020
Best thing ever for my acne

You obviously won’t see results in like a week..or you could..but trust me apply this during your bedtime routine EVERY NIGHT and you will see results. It’s the only treatment that has been working for my face and I 100% recommend this benzoyl peroxide treatment. My face is finally almost acne free, obviously the annoying menstrual acne shows up but it goes away within 3 days of using this. MAKE SURE NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE! And drink plenty of water, try not to consume so much sugar and milk too. I can’t explain with words how happy I am to have found this treatment!!! Also the customer service is amazing!!!

November 12, 2020
Life changing

I’ve suffered with hormonal acne for over 10 years which has worsened every year, I’m now almost 40 and decided to try this and wow, it has changed my life. The first month is tough but stick with it, it works. If I put anything else on my skin I get terrible breakouts, this is it for me now, would not use any other product. I would love it if you could add SPF to your moisturiser it would help so much with anti- aging. 

November 10, 2020
The only thing that has consistently worked for me

I found from a YouTube video. A girl said it was the only thing that worked for her. I had moderate acne, the red angry kind around my mouth cheeks and jaw that leaves dark scars. I had tried about everything except for Accutane. I?ve tried every treatment, birth control, every home remedy, every diet change, and the regimen worked after about two weeks. All of my acne was gone in about three months and it has been that way for a few years now. The only time I get acne flare ups is when I go on a trip and forget my products. The only thing that is annoying is that you have to let the product dry on your face before you let fabric touch it because it will stain whatever it touches while it?s wet.



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November 7, 2020
this treatment saved my skin(life)

One year ago, I had severe acne on my skin for no reason, the benzoyl peroxide saved my life!! Mixed with the cleanser, I followed the instruction and thankfully, today I feel so good with a clear skin. 


October 27, 2020
Product used: The Regimen
Thank you Acne.Org for making me happy in my own skin again

I never write reviews but I am SO happy with my progress and want anyone whose looking at this and having doubts to take the plunge because it?s honestly the best! I have lost a load of my before photos due to my phone resetting so these are the only ones I could find on my phone but I?m still shocked at how bad my skin was compared to how clear it is now. I am honestly so happy in my own skin for once and feel confident to go out without makeup which I never would have done before.

I was previously given Roaccutane from the dermatologist and that cleared my skin up I?m  talking 10 years ago and then it got bad again around 1-2 years ago. I have spent thousands on skin care regimes, retinol and skin peels you name it I?ve tried it! I have also been to the doctors and tried prescribed skincare from them however nothing worked seemed to work. The doctors also tried to get me to go on the pill to clear my skin which I think is outrageous and I refused as I feel that you shouldn?t have to rely on a tablet pumping you with hormones to have nice skin!  I?ve finally found something that works, thank you Acne.Org

My cousin recommended this to me and I bought it in May and the photos where my skin is clear were  taken on Sunday in Oct. Stick with it it?s SO worth it!!



October 24, 2020
It really suits me but I am not sure

Not sure about my body. I will just see what will happen to mY body and reorder this item again . I like it ! 

November 15, 2020

Life has changed. 

If used correctly, it has the best effect.

October 11, 2020
Product used: The Regimen
The Regimen - It really works

I can say that is one from the best products that they are really works, as personnaly i tried a lot of products such as Clearogen, La roche posay 3 steps, Bioderma, and other cheap ones, but the best results were refer to this product, yes it is not cheap but 100% it will give you the best results compared with the ones in the market, personnaly i give regimen 4.5/5, as it really help me to remove acne, which is right now better than the first time.

August 19, 2020
Great stuff

    I'm very sceptical, so at first i didn't have big hopes for this treatment. I'm 20 years old and struggled with moderate acne since i was 11. My skin is very VERY sensitive, any other medical grade gel and cream usually did more bad than good. I combine this treatment with a healthy, reasonable diet (no dairy was a must, and i also cut off coffee and choc), their face wash (or if i run out, anything thats delicate enough) and regular unscented moisturizer along with spf. 

It did WONDERS. 

Its been half a year, and the change is drastic. I have no active pimples on me right now (aswell as no redness). I occassionally get one here and there before period or if i eat something bad accidentally, but the gel makes it go away SO much faster! Around 3-4 days and theyre gone. They're also much smaller and not nearly as inflamed. I've tried BP before ,but both 5% and 10% were too harsh for me and caused me to break out anyway. This is PERFECT 

TLDR; Very sensitive, acne prone skin,this thing changed my quality of life, couldn't recommend enough!


August 14, 2020
Great products!

I have been using carley’s for about a month now, maybe a little more than that.  First of all, my acne is fairly mild now due to the fact that I take birth control.  Before carley’s, I was using the Neutrogena pink grapefruit exfoliating scrub which actually helped my skin a lot overall.  I would moisturize with their “Sensitive Skin” moisturizer which is still one of the best I’ve ever used.  Anyways, I was tired of getting the random and unnecessary breakouts so I decided to look around for something involving a more structured routine for acne.  I stumbled across carley’s and decided to give it a try.  Well, I can definitely say that overall, my skin texture and appearance has improved drastically.  I follow the routine exactly as instructed (it’s very easy to use) and use the natural soap on my body as well since I can get small breakouts on my chest and back occasionally.  My skin looks great!  I have also been using the morning and evening moisturizers and they’ve been great and not oily at all.  

I do still get the occasional breakout but it is way more manageable and within a day or two, the pimple dries up and is barely visible.  I will still use a BP spot treatment cream to spot treat but it’s rare that I have to do so.  

overall, I love these products and will continue to use them indefinitely.  I still have a little over half a bottle of the medicated treatment left, it really lasts!  The natural soap is cheap for me to buy in bulk and I swear by it for smoother and clearer skin.  

this is definitely not a “miracle product” and of course results will vary since most acne is hormonal as we all know.  If you want to improve your skin’s texture and lessen break outs, give this stuff a try!  Not to mention, the owners of the company as so nice and responsive to any emails with questions or comments.  I highly recommend carley’s! 

August 12, 2020
Product used: The Regimen
Been a loyal user for 10 years

BEST treatment on the market. Reasonably priced and worked miracles (for me). Started way back in high school when adolescent acne first hit me in the face like a brick. I was embarrassed and willing to try anything. After trying and using it religiously (2x a day), much of my worst acne cleared up significantly within months. 10 years later, now at 26, my genetics and pubescent hormones have backed off but I still use the Regimen to take good care of my skin and prevent stress (and bad genetic related) acne.  


Truthfully, as advice on their packaging/website suggest, it took a looong time before my face was acclimated to the strong 'medicine' present in the Benzol Peroxide. And everyone's body/skin chemistry is likely different. But for me, after weeks of ramping up usage slowly, BP quickly became my best friend in reducing inflammation/whiteheads. Any flaking or irritation following use of the BP became a non-issue after a while. The cleanser and BP were absolutely bomb and the most useful parts of the Regimen. Moisturizer (for my already intensely oily skin) was sometimes overkill and I only ended up using it longterm about 1-2x a WEEK... if I used it at all. All throughout college, I just survived on the BP. Glycolic Acid, which I recently only discovered post-college (~23 y.o.) was also a game changer. My face, after years of on and off Regimen use, reacted fine to it... albeit it pretty red in the mornings at first (I mean it's a chemical face mask what do you expect). And I only used 1x a week. This one has quickly become a go-to of mine for when I'm experiencing a bad stress breakout. I'll use an AHA mask and by morning, things are cleared up.

Finding a Doctor

The right dermatologist can make a big difference to your patient experience and the success of your acne treatment plan. Here are the steps to find a dermatologist who is a good fit:

  1. Use the search feature on the American Academy of Dermatology website to look for board-certified dermatologists in your area, and filter the search results for doctors with a special interest in treating acne.
  2. Read online patient reviews of any dermatologists you are considering and ask people you know whether they have any experience with these dermatologists.
  3. Do your research and go to your first appointment with questions prepared.
  4. Listen to what your gut feeling tells you once you see a dermatologist in person. If you are not completely comfortable, try a different dermatologist.

Finding a Doctor

Only a select few plastic surgeons specialize in acne scar revision surgery. Be certain to find a provider who specializes in acne scar repair and who is passionate and experienced in this area.

Be sure to:

  • Look at before and after photos, the more the better, especially patients with similar scarring to your own.
  • Be realistic about results. Look for improvement, not a cure.

Questions to ask a potential scar revision specialist:

  • Are you board certified? Be certain that they are board certified.
  • How long have you been performing these procedures? Normally, the more experience the better, however, some younger surgeons may be more on top of the latest procedures.
  • Can I speak to some of your other patients? Ask for references for several patients who had similar scarring and speak to them about the process and their satisfaction with results.

Red flags:

  • Their story changes: As you discuss different treatment options, if they tend to change their mind easily, or agree with whatever you say, consider this a red flag. A confident, experienced surgeon will possess strong, unwavering opinions.
  • Your gut tells you "no": Trust your gut. If you just don't feel that the doctor is the right fit, trust that and move on. On the other hand, if you feel they are the perfect specialist for you, trust that feeling.