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Why Your Acne Treatment Products Aren’t Working

Let’s face it, NONE of your acne treatment products are working.

Otherwise you wouldn’t be sitting there reading this, trying to figure out why they aren’t working…

Redness, dryness, flakiness, and itchiness… I think we can both agree that these are some of the side effects that are experienced.

Annnnd the million dollar question is…why?

Generic acne treatment solutions such as: Clean&Clear, Neutrogena, Proactiv, and other companies have been using the same exact approach and generic formulations for over 65 years! And they all have one intention: to nuke your whole face with chemicals like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid — trying to kill the acne causing bacteria. Yeah…that totally seems like a good idea…

WRONG! (Don’t tell me you actually thought that was a good idea)

Your face consists of good AND bad bacteria. The good bacteria is essential when it comes to having clear and healthy skin. The good bacteria also provides your skin with a natural glow. By using strong chemicals such as: benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, these acne treatments actually kill off ALL the bacteria on your face…NOT just the bad bacteria. This is why your skin is more sensitive, dry, itchy, flaky, or red after you’ve used these generic acne treatment solutions.

Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid could potentially be extremely harmful to your skin AND health. The FDA released a statement that states, “the use of certain acne products containing the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation.

Don’t believe me? Read the article by clicking here.

If you look at any acne treatment product, almost all of them contain a percentage of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Seriously, go look at your acne treatment solution you’re using right now and read the label.  No really… Get up. And go read the label..

Yes, I already know what you’re thinking…if benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are so dangerous, then why are these companies still using them?

4 Reasons:

     1. They’re using the same generic formulations that were used 65 years ago, and don’t bother to update their formulations (I mentioned this earlier)

     2. The majority of people who suffer from acne are misinformed. So these companies have the mindset of, “what they don’t know won’t hurt them.”

     3. If these companies ever came out and endorsed the truth (which they’ll never do), then they’ll have to admit that they were wrong. This destroys their trust and business with their customers. (I don’t think going out of business is in their future plans)

     4. They flat out don’t care. If people are still buying their acne treatment solutions everyday, then there is no need to change.

“So is there another way to cure acne without killing off all of my facial bacteria?”


I’ve teamed up with biomedical engineers and scientists here at NERD Skincare to prove that you can kill off the bad acne causing bacteria (the bad acne causing bacteria are called ‘P. Acnes’), while keeping the good bacteria intact. We do this by manipulating and encouraging the good bacteria to fight off the P. Acnes bacteria. Because we don’t use those harsh chemicals such as: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinol we are able to cure your acne without side effects.  This is the most safe and effective way to cure acne!

Interested in the science behind it all? Watch this 50 second video by clicking here.

Here’s the bottom line: these acne treatment companies aren’t going to change.  They’re going to use the same science and generic formulations for ANOTHER 65 YEARS and they’ll keep damaging the skin of their consumers, like you.

It’s up to you to stay informed, and also inform others of the potential dangers these acne treatment solutions have.

Now that you understand why your acne treatment solutions aren’t working, go out there and inform others!

Stay smart,
The NERD Skincare Team


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