HG product! I've been using the whole regimen for about 6 months and my skin is the clearest it's been since puberty! I've tried everything---from Accutane (TWICE), birth control, antibiotics, retin-a, tazorac, AHA, BHA, tea tree oil, essential oils, the oil cleansing method, Apple cider vinegar, everything and anything under the sun. I've been suffering from moderate-severe cystic acne that I believe is primarily hormonal, so I was losing hope that anything topical would work. Since I've gone natural with my makeup, I tried to stick to natural skin care and I avoided the regimen because it had parabens for years. It's definitely far from natural now, but I'm so glad I finally gave in to trying it because IT WORKS.
I don't use as much as the regimen calls for. I use the treatment twice a day, but less during the day and one pump at night. The treatment sinks in quickly and does not disturb my makeup throughout the day. I use the whole regimen, including AHA and jojoba oil added to the moisturizer at night. The AHA actually really helps to combat dryness, overall. I use a pea sized amount of AHA in my moisturizer. Any more than that is too much for my skin and it burns. I use the AHA every other night.
It may seem pricey, but when I think about how much money I've spent on trying product after product throughout the years, it's more than worth it. Plus, I'm paying for products that contain 8-16x the amount of product than other brands offer.
It took about three months of daily use to see the kind of improvement that kept me motivated to keep using it. So, don't give up. During the first three months, I seemed to break out more in certain places (like my forehead), but it subsided over time. I've been using the regimen for 6 months and I'm clear. I get the occasional pimple once a month or every other month and they go away much faster.
My most stubborn scars are in my cheek area, so I'm hoping they fade in time. My jaw line and forehead scarring is almost completely gone.
I think its really weird when people complain about flaky skin on this routine.. You are told there WILL be flaking the first weeks you use it and you should use the moisturiser generously AND add jojoba oil if necessary.. So there is absolutely NO REASON to have dry skin on this routine..
If you are still too dry you should use LESS treatment, obviously..
If you let your skin dry out completely by using this, you are doing it wrong and you will not get rid of the acne as dried out skin will produce more oil to try and fix it..
I feel like people need to think for themselves before blaming the product..
It might not work for everyone, but as I'v read most people who gave it 1 star I think most of them are doing it wrong.
You can't just follow the instruction. They tell you to do so in the beginning and then ADJUST according to your needs!
Fx. The regime was a little too harsh for me so I adjusted it to MY needs.
I use the cleanser, one pump of treatment, and 2 pumps of moisturiser every night - and in the morning I just use the moisturiser (which goes great with makeup btw!) and if I still feel like my skin is a little dry I add as much jojoba oil to my moisturiser as I need. Dry skin problem solved!
I give this 5 stars as it is the only thing that has worked wonders for me! I had maybe 1-200 small bumps/pimples on my face/neck and ALL is gone now..
I also think its great that people with normal skin who are prone to occasional makeup/moisturiser breakouts can use the moisturiser without having to worry about getting breakouts!
5 stars!! LOVE IT!!
I have been fighting with acne for 1 year now and tried A LOT of products before i started using acne.org. Is definitely the best BP i have ever used. It helped my skin SO MUCH!! i have been using it for 3 months now and my skin is almost clear. I do not think it was just this that cleared my skin but also contraceptive pills but this definitely helped loads!! would recommend to anyone the only problem it costs a lot of money for me because i live in the UK.
Best BP you will ever find. Goes on super smoothly, no clumps like drugstore BP. I followed the acne.org regimen and this BP cleared up my moderate cystic acne - no joke. It is very drying, but the dryness reduces the longer you use it. Moisturizer is essential with this product. Overall, a life saver.
I use this treatment along with the other products in the Acne.org line, and it's easily the best product of the bunch. I've used benzoyl peroxide in the past, even in the same 2.5% concentration, but this one seems more effective somehow. It prevents new pimples from forming and dries up current ones so much faster than other treatments I've used, like on the order of 2-3 days. It's wonderful.
I use it in the full amount that Daniel Kern recommends on his site (4mL, twice a day) and it is drying at first but, for me, it's nothing that can't be fixed with moisturizer. If your skin likes BP, this treatment will really work to clear up your acne.
Having quit BCP, which had cleared me up pretty well from my previous oily skin and cystic hormonal acne, I found myself getting oily again and with those nasty blind hurty pimples sprouting on my cheeks and chin, so I was browsing the net and stumbled upon Acne.org.
I only bought the treatment and the cleanser, and let me say, I'm impressed!
The Treatment consisting of 2.5% BP, is still too harsh on my skin. After 2-3 days of applying only at night and following with a moisturizer, my face started getting irritated and painful, so I came up with a different way of using it - and so far it's worked well for me: I apply BP after washing, every other day or every 2 days, keep it on for 30 minutes to an hour, then wash my face again and apply moisturizer. I still get some irritation, because I used to be allergic to BP for the longest time, but nothing an antihistamine and a good moisturizer (Avene Skin Recovery Cream) can't fix within hours.
I haven't had a cyst since I started doing this, and the tiny ones I got, I just apply a glob of this Treatment overnight (this doesn't seem to irritate me) and it's gone by the next day.
My face is peeling a bit, but looks smooth and clear and the pores look so clean. Even the oiliness has decreased slightly.
I am thinking to buy their AHA as well, to use on the days I don't use my BP.
I'm happy with this system, used in moderation it seems to really work.
I don't think I could handle using the Treatment in the amounts Dan Kern recommends, twice a day, but also keep in mind my face is relatively clear so I don't need to.
Boyfriend uses this. He's used this religiously for several years now. It's the only treatment he's found so far that works to keep his acne at bay, though it's benefits are maximized when used concurrently with his bar soap. The bar soap and this treatment are the two products he swears by to treat his acne. His skin type is oily, acne-prone, sensitive, with occasional dryness (especially in the cold months). I've gotten him to try many other face washes and face treatments, but none has pleased him. This treatment is effective for acne/pimples and will dry your face out, so I suggest you use a moisturizer after this product has been absorbed. This treatment also stains clothes and slightly dyes hair, so do wash your hands properly after each use. My bf must have lazily washed his hands one time because he turned a green towel yellow. Overall, as an acne treatment, I do find this to be effective in minimizing/controlling breakouts. My bf's acne hasn't gone away completely, but with this use (and the bar soap), his raging acne toned down to about a few pimples here and there. Still, the fact that pimples still arise shows that while this treatment is good, it's not the best. But it is the best for him so far. I'd like it more if it came with other benefits, such as niacinamide to help fade acne scars. The price tag is not extremely high, but it is quite costly.
Nonetheless, I do recommend it for anybody battling with acne and has found drug store products useless and department store products ineffective and a rip-off. Good luck.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this. On the one hand it magically cleared up my ever-persisting forehead milia. On the other hand it seems to be the reason I have been getting painful cysts on my chin and around the sides of my mouth for the past month (I'm using it for aprox. 3 months). I think this is because BP dries out the skin around my mouth so much that any clogged pores I have get covered with a layer of dead/flaky skin which causes them to become inflamed. I think I'm going to just use it on my forehead from now on.
*This product review is not for the Acne.org treatment but for Benzoyl Peroxide in general.
As someone who suffers from moderately severe acne with the oiliest skin on planet earth. I went around researching and found the acne.org regimen that had tons and tons of good reviews! I tried doxycycline (worked but gets less and less effective as the months go by), tea tree oil (useless) and tretinoin cream (well, makes my face red 24/7 and doesnt work on its own).TBH, I was so so skeptical about what an otc topical cream can do but I went ahead to get Brevoxyl 4 (No white cast AT ALL unlike Benzac AC5) from my local drugstore. The first week was literally HELL!! My skin was filled with red blotches, dry yet super oily (if you get what I mean) and sensitive to the touch. However, my skin cleared up 95-100% and stayed that way after applying the bp twice/thrice a day (at least 20 hours a day)! IT LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE but as much as I would like to call it a "Miracle in a tube", it does absolutely NOTHING to control my grease pan face. Apply BP or not, cold weather or hot weather, moisturise or not doesn't change the fact that I get shiny oil droplets on my nose within 30mins after shower and impregnate 4 blotting sheets from C&C within 4 hours. Also, it made my chin flake and look like santa claus in town on random days despite moisturising after that. Lastly, how do I know its the BP working? Thats because, I only apply BP on my face so I have a clear face but still suffers from bacne.
All in all, it clears up my acne as long as I continue using it! :) but it does not control oil, at least for me. :(
I'll recommend ANYONE with acne problem to try The Regimen because IT REALLY WORKS! However, if you are not prepared to apply this cream once or twice a day for years and years, look elsewhere or you'll get an acne strike back the moment you discontinue using the product.
I was looking for a cheaper option than proactiv and read really good reviews about acne.org treatment. So far it works just as good as proactiv. I use at night it with panoxyl 4 cleanser and witch hazel toner. I want to try the acne.org aha next. During the day I wash my face with with cetaphil and use cerave cream. I hope it continues to work!