Monday, May 31, 2010

Accutane Review: Update Week 1

Thought I’d give a little update on the Tane so far. Today I took my 6th pill and of course no drastic changes yet, but besides several new pimples coming up around my chin my skin is looking a little better. Maybe it’s just the placebo effect, but to me it seems that a lot of the redness and oiliness on my face is decreasing slowly but surely day by day. As for dryness goes I do see a significant difference of dryness in my scalp now, like my hair would be pretty oily in the morning just before taking a shower, but now it’s not at all! As for the face and lips like I said my face is slowly drying up and my pores are getting smaller with each day. My lips do get dry if I don’t put a little chap stick on them in the morning, but all in all nothing serious yet and no major peeling or cracking yet, which is probably because of 2 reasons: 1) I’m on a low dose of 20mg, or 2) It’s only been 5-6 days. I’ve also worked out hard 3 times since starting and I haven’t experienced any joint or back pain. Last but not least is the initial breakout which many people can experience. As for this I have had a couple of new pimples come up just about every other day, but they dry up and go away fast within a day. Now whether this is the start of the initial breakout or not I think it is too early to say, but if it is the initial breakout then I’ll be glad because it’s not anything bad at all!

OH my! I hope that this DOES NOT happen to me! This is just absoulutly nuts!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Accutane Reviw: Accutane Day 1

So I went to see my derm today and all went well and he put me on 20mg Accutane. He said that we'd start out with small doses like 20mg and see how that works, and if it doesn't in a month or two he'll up the dose. I was very surprised at here serious this stuff is though, it is no joke. My derm had to personally tell me about all of dangers of not taking care of my skin and all of the possible side effects. Not only that though, but there is a booklet that he gave me called the iPledge booklet, and there is all of the important info about what and what not to do while on Isotretinoin (Accutane). One of the big things I keep seeing everywhere from the booklet to the actually pills is how important it is to not get pregnant if you’re a girl. I mean just about on every side of the Accutane box and on every page of the booklet it says “Female patients cannot get pregnant.” Also in the booklet there are a few cards, one of which you have to bring to the pharmacy every time you pick up your new prescription, and before that you have to go online and answer some questions before you can do anything.

So I’m to go to the doctor every month and have my blood tested to see if my bodies reacting to the Accutane alright, and then after that I am to see my derm every month as well. So I picked up my prescription, and I was surprised to see that it was called Claravis, which I now know is just a generic brand of Accutane. Still though even if it is exactly the same I still just like to have the actual name brand medicine, but whatever there is nothing I can do about that now. So I have a 30 day supply, and I am to take one pill each day, and after that I have another appointment with my doctor for blood and then my derm.

I took my first pill today at around 5:30pmm and obviously nothing has changed, but I don’t know if I’m tired but I feel a little dazed and confused I guess (I must just be really tired). Anyways I’ll keep you guys updated on anything that changes whether it’s the way I feel or skin wise!



Monday, May 24, 2010

Thoughts of Accutane

Well I’ve been thinking for some time about Accutane, but I always wrote it off because of all the bad things I’ve heard about it. One of the biggest reasons why I didn’t want to take it was because I heard it weakens your joints, and that’s not good for someone who does hard weightlifting like me. Although after I researched it enough I was able to find some people in the same boat as me (Like to work out) that took or were taking Accutane and they didn’t notice anything wrong with their joints while they were weightlifting. So after holding it off for so long and realizing that I could’ve even been well on my way to clear skin from the time a started this blog (2 months ago) till now, I’ve decided to give Accutane a try and pray that it works.

I have had a couple of friends who had taken Accutane, and let me tell you it was a brutal process for them. I remember they had to put moisturizer on their faces every 10 minutes because their skin was so dry. Their faces were always super and unbelievably flakey to, it was disgusting, but I’ve thought about it and I’m ready! I had a physical and my blood work done and everything is fine my Doc says! So I have an appointment with my Derm tomorrow, and I’m anxious to see what he’ll say and what strength of The Tane (Accutane) he’ll give me!

Well I know I said this day would never come, but I am just finally fed up with my acne; it hurts physically, it hurts mentally, it sucks waking up in the morning to a face full of acne, and I’m ready for it to be gone once and for all!

So I’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything, and if there is any advice or recommendations for good moisturizers from your experience with Accutane I’d be happy to hear them!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

The End of The Caveman Regimen

Well I know I said I was gonna hold out a little longer with it, but my face has just completely lost itself to acne. Just of recently it started to breakout uncontrollably and my face literally looks like a piece of salami. While I was doing this regimen my skin never really got better at least in terms of the way it looked, but the way it felt on this regimen was good. It never felt overly dry and irritated, it never itched and it never got too oily, so these were the reasons I really liked it up until now. I don’t really know what caused my skin to change course so drastically, but my only guess is maybe because I started using some new supplements for weightlifting like creatine and whey protein rather than casein protein (which is what I usually would drink). Other than those two things I have no idea what caused my skin to change like this.

So a few days ago I decided to start washing it with Cetaphil every morning and night, and put on a very light moisturizer on during the day. If any have used Cetaphil then you know just how gentle it is, so I don’t feel so bad about ditching the regimen for it because it is very gentle. I also started shaving twice a week just because my skin was always feeling really gross up until I shaved it when I was only doing it once a week. Also when I when I was doing the caveman regimen I wasn’t washing my face after workouts, but now that I am my skin feels a lot better!

So I just wanted to update you guys on that, I know I hadn’t in a while. I’ll let you know if I find something new to try as soon as I get it. Also if you have any recommendations for things I can try or any feedback it would be greatly appreciated!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Does Sleep Affect Acne?

I realized the other day that I am always tired, like super tired! Every morning alone is a battle just to get out of bed, and when I get in the shower I sway around because I’m still half asleep. I know why though, because I go to bed usually around 11-12 sometimes later and I’m always tossing in turning during the night, and then I have to wake up early every morning as well. I never thought much of how it could be affecting me until after reading an article about sleep that I realized my sleep routine have been like this for years. The article talks about something called sleep defecit which is when you keep depriving your body of sleep continuously after a while you will begin to lose your strength and concentration, and all the other things that help you get through a day will become weak or dull too. It can effect your health, well being, and things like your skin!

So I thought that this could definitely be a viable reason for acne, and I’m going to try it! I’m going to try my hardest to be in bed by 10pm every night and sleep for a full 8-9 hours and see if any significant changes happen to my skin.

I really suggest that you read this article and ask yourself if you’re getting enough sleep?

“Most teens need about 8½ to more than 9 hours of sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is essential for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play sports without tripping over their feet. Unfortunately, though, many teens don't get enough sleep.

Why Aren't Teens Getting Enough Sleep?

Until recently, teens were often given a bad rap for staying up late, oversleeping for school, and falling asleep in class. But recent studies show that adolescent sleep patterns actually differ from those of adults or kids.

These studies show that during the teen years, the body's circadian rhythm (sort of like an internal biological clock) is temporarily reset, telling a person to fall asleep later and wake up later. This change in the circadian rhythm seems to be due to the fact that the brain hormone melatonin is produced later at night for teens than it is for kids and adults. This can make it harder for teens to fall asleep early.

These changes in the body's circadian rhythm coincide with a time when we're busier than ever. For most teens, the pressure to do well in school is more intense than when they were kids, and it's harder to get by without studying hard. And teens also have other time demands — everything from sports and other extracurricular activities to fitting in a part-time job to save money for college.

Early start times in some schools may also play a role in this sleep deficit. Teens who fall asleep after midnight may still have to get up early for school, meaning that they may only squeeze in 6 or 7 hours of sleep a night. A couple hours of missed sleep a night may not seem like a big deal, but can create a noticeable sleep deficit over time.”

The rest of the article can be found here:

Happy sleeping!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Red Dead Redemption Update 2

On the previous Red Dead blog I said that I’d see how my skin got after I played for a little just to see if it would get worse or anything. I played for about 2-1/2 hours yesterday, and it was nothing tough, or aggravating, or stressful, just mellow roaming around and trying to get the basics of the game down. I was amazed though when I finally turned it off and looked in the mirror; my face was literally almost dripping with oil! I splashed some water on my face because I was about to go to bed anyways, but not even that got all the oil off because it was so thick!

Today I have some bad pimples flaring up on my right cheek and a huge swollen one that hurts like crazy on my chin, but whether it was from playing the game or just natural, I can’t be sure. I don’t think that it just caused these pimples though, they could’ve been there and all the oil caused them to flare up, or maybe all the oil did clog my pores causing these mammoth pimples. If you have not read the Video Games and Acne blog here is the link to it; check it out especially if you play games on the regular:

I’ll keep you updated in the next couple of days to come. By the way the game is awesome, and I would recommend it to anyone!


Why Do Some People Get Acne and Others Don't

I was thinking the other day about other possible causes of acne to write about, and as I was writing puberty/ hormones on my list of things that I had already wrote about it made me think. “How come everyone that goes through puberty not experience acne?” I know that a lot of people say it’s genetics, but no one in my family really had any acne and if they did it wasn’t bad, so I crossed that out on my checklist. Anyways I found this article that has viable reason for what may cause acne in teens, and I noticed one of the possible causes could be certain medications. I have not looked into this possible cause for acne but I do take asthma medication regularly, so this might be a cause for my acne. I will look into this for the next couple of days and see what I find, but in the meantime read this article:

“The following is a list of possible links to acne:
* Hereditary: Acne tends to run in families where other members also have developed acne. Family history of acne is associated with earlier occurrence of acne.
* Use of anabolic steroids: Steroids affect the process of pubertal growth and sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are connected to hair follicles which secrete an oily substance called sebum. When this process is altered (by steroids) these glands and pores get clogged up, resulting in acne.
* Medication: Any medication containing...lithium (treatment for migraine and cluster headaches, bipolar disorder, depression)...barbiturates (sedative/hypnotic drugs)...androgens (steroid drugs) contribute to acne.
* Hormones: Acne may be hastened by androgens, male hormones that are present in both women and men. These androgen hormones have long been faulted for acne. They stimulate the sebaceous glands, producing more oil, which leads to clogged pores and provides a breeding ground for the acne bacteria.
* Bacteria in the pores: Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is the anaerobic bacterium that causes acne. When the sebaceous glands start to over produce oil, the p.acne invades the hair follicles and starts to multiply by feeding themselves of the oil using enzymes. Acne bacteria then produces fatty acids that inflame the skin. Red and white blood cells start to defend the body of this inflammation often causing an inflammatory response, that results in pimples, whiteheads, zits, swelling and pus.
* Chemicals: Exposure to dioxins not only causes acne-like pimples, but are among the most dangerous poisons known.
* Accumulation of dead skin cells: Acne begins when the oil (sebum) mixes with dead skin cells. This combination plugs up the skin's pores and becomes infected with bacteria that oozes into nearby tissues, resulting in swelling, nodules, pimples or whiteheads.
* Stress: Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress often makes it worse.”

The rest of article can be found here:,-Why-Do-Some-People-Get-it-and-Some-People-Dont?&id=1187467


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have been waiting for this moment for so long and now that it’s finally here and I finally have the game its safe to say that it is going to be hard to find the time to do anything else. If you play videogames at all then I would definitely recommend this game to you! I know it’s completely off subject from acne, but I guess I could make something out of it and keep track of my skin to see if it changes from the long nights of playing this game. Like in the previous blog “Videogames and Acne”( which you can find here: I explained that my face always gets oily and greasy when I play games for too long and too late at night, and I usually breakout soon after. So I guess I can test this theory out over the next couple of nights, and especially on the weekends when I stay up super late! I have the game now, but I have not even had a chance to open it and play it yet because I wanted to get everything done and out of the way before I did so that I could savor the enjoyment! The game already was rated a 9.7 out of 10 on and its popularity keeps on growing! I changed my Gamertag to: PIMPLEPLANETcom add me if you want to get down! In the meantime check out these videos, and I’ll be sure to tell you if any significant changes happen to my skin in the future:


Milk and Dairy, Do They Affect Acne?

I’ve have been hearing a lot lately that milk and other dairy products are a main culprit when it comes to acne. Though I myself used to drink milk regularly every morning, and then I stopped for2 months to test out this theory, and I didn’t notice any significant changes at all. I can see how they get this theory though and I’m sure that is does have a big effect on some peoples’ acne. They say that milk cause acne because it has hormones in it, and well we all know that hormones are the main cause for acne when one is a teenager. So before you do anything else read this article, it is really interesting and should only take a minute of your time and you’ll learn a little bit more about milk and dairy and their effects on acne!

Here it is…

“We've heard it over and over again: your diet does not cause acne. However, there are a handful of doctors who believe that what we eat may indeed affect our skin. And they're not pointing fingers at chocolate and potato chips, but instead at milk. That's right -- the wholesome drink that we've always considered healthy is at the center of an acne controversy.

Researchers claim to have found a correlation between milk intake and the incidence of acne. It seems milk drinkers develop more severe acne than non-milk drinkers. One study, published in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, looked at the diets of teenage boys. The young men who drank the most milk also tended to have the worst acne.

This supports the results of previous studies, during which teenage girls were asked to keep food diaries and monitor breakout activity. Again, girls whose diets were rich in dairy products had more severe acne than the rest.

Of all dairy products, milk was the worst offender. Chocolate milk, cottage cheese, and sherbet also had a negative effect on the skin. But other dairy products didn't seem to cause breakouts.

Interestingly, skim milk induced breakouts more often than whole milk, so it seems fat content in milk isn't the culprit. And those who took vitamin D supplements didn't have more breakouts, so vitamin D isn't thought to be the cause either.

Fatty foods also didn't trigger breakouts. And the foods that many people associate with causing acne -- chocolate, pizza, soda, and French fries -- didn't seem to increase breakout activity at all.

Why would certain dairy products contribute to acne? Some think it's the hormones found in milk. Milk contains androgen hormones, which have long been associated with the formation of acne breakouts.

Testosterone is an androgen hormone, and it is strongly linked to acne development. Its most often thought of as a male hormone, but women produce testosterone too, although in lesser amounts.

Testosterone, through a complicated chain reaction, creates di-hydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT stimulates the sebaceous glands, creating an oilier skin that is more prone to pore blockages and, ultimately, pimples. Milk naturally is filled with hormones, including DHT. It's possible that milk contains enough hormones to have an effect on the body, including the skin. People who are genetically predisposed to acne breakouts may have a stronger reaction to the hormones in milk, according to some researchers.

Many dairy farmers also give their cows additional hormones to stimulate milk production and enable the cow to produce more milk. As a result, most milk is very high in IGF-1. IGF-1 is a growth factor that peaks in the human body during adolescence, when acne is usually at it's worst. It is believed that IGF-1, along with testosterone and DHT, trigger acne breakouts.

In two previous studies, high milk consumption was linked to high IGF-1 levels. Again, skim milk was associated with higher IGF-1 levels than whole milk.

The processing of skim milk may explain why it is linked to acne severity more often than whole milk. Whey proteins are added to give skim milk a creamier consistency. Some speculate that these proteins impact acne development.

Of course, not everyone who drinks a lot of milk breaks out in pimples, and many disagree with these findings. The Dairy Council counters that the results are skewed, citing the fact that in one study, adult women were asked about their dairy intake during the years after they left high school.

And many medical professionals are wary of the conclusions being drawn, because they don't take into account other factors that may influence acne severity. They're also quick to point out that the studies don't link milk to acne development -- they only establish a correlation between milk consumption and acne severity.

The biggest problem for researchers is proving their controversial theory. There is no way to do a double-blind, randomized controlled trial (considered the gold standard in research), because there is nothing that can be used as an adequate placebo for milk.

But some doctors are taking a new view of how diet affects the skin, and this no-dairy philosophy has its believers. Some dermatologists say they have had some success in having their patients cut milk and dairy from their diets.

There is still no hard evidence proving milk consumption causes, or worsens, acne. Much more research is needed before this theory can be proven. However, decreasing milk intake may be helpful, especially for those whose acne isn't responding well to more conventional treatments.

In the meantime, you can stick to the advice that doctors have given for years: avoid any foods that seem to worsen your breakouts whether that be pizza, chocolate, oranges, or dairy products.”
Here is the link to the site! -

So my suggestion is experiment a little and see if milk is one of the causes for your acne, you never know!

Take it easy!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunlight, is it Good or Bad?

So with this subject like any other acne related thing; has two sides to it. There are people who swear that sunlight is an essential part in healing acne, and that it is good for the skin. While others are totally anti-sun, and say that it can make your acne worse and cause acne. I personally believe like many others that there is a happy medium between the two, and that sunlight which is essential for all life on earth is good for the skin, but too much of it can be a bad thing. After all I used to spend 5-6 hours a day in the Arizona sun skateboarding, and it was when I broke my arm and had to stop for a few months that my acne slowly began to start. I never wore any sunscreen, I didn’t eat healthy, and I would often drink Coke or juice instead of water. After a long day of sweating like crazy and being pounded by nonstop sunlight I would go home and instead of taking a shower or washing my face I would just do my homework and go to bed, and around this time my skin was absolutely flawless like the surface of a peach almost. It was when I broke my left arm twice pretty much back-to-back (After the first time I broke it and got the cast off the doctor gave me the “okay” to skate again, I then sadly broke it again a week later haha!) that I was out from skateboarding for a good 4-4-1/2 months with all the rehab included. During this time was when I started hanging out with different people from school and started going to parties and drinking and such. It was all good fun and I was almost glad that I had broken my arm because I got to experience new things, but this was also the time when my skin started to go down the drain…

Whether it was because I wasn’t getting any sunlight and exercising anymore, all the drinking, staying up late and other things that come with partying, or maybe it was both of these things combined, or maybe it was neither. I believe that it had a lot to do with both of the things, but I can’t be sure! My theory was that all of the toxins and things from living like a crazed party animal were just staying in my system because I didn’t exercise or sweat anymore to get them out. So from this my skin was beginning to lose its strength and on top of I had no source of Vitamin D (Sunlight) because I wasn’t skating anymore or going out much during the day. Back then though I had no idea what was going on or causing it so I just bought the harshest treatments I could find and continued on while the condition worsened; again though this is just my theory for what started it, I have no physical proof that these things are what cause my acne.

Either way you look at it sunlight, which is Vitamin D is good for the body and skin let alone all life on earth! If you do have acne though I do hear that being in the sun too long can cause your acne to scar pretty bad. There are sunscreens out there, but I personally don’t like them because they make my face as greasy and shiny looking like a mirror, and I’m not so sure that they work all too well. Now days it’s hard for me to find the time to get proper amount of sunlight but when I do it sure does feel really good on my face. I also notice that whenever I’m on vacation at the beach all day that my skin will look pretty good by the time I get back home.

The bottom line from what I’ve read is that the UV rays from the sun can aid in killing the acne causing bacteria on the skin. On the other hand though it causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, and it narrows your hair follicle which can clog your pore and vuela a pimple is born! Though as you already know there are two sides to every story, and while some things might work for others it may not help at all for different people. So let me know what you think, your feedback is always appreciated!

                          Have a good one!


How A Pimple Forms

Hey all! I was reading around and I came across this article that explains really well the process of a pimple forming! Now it makes me a little confused because I hear that no one knows exactly what causes acne, and then on the other side I hear people saying they know exactly what causes acne. So either way this article will help you out if you don’t know too much about pimples and how they form. I got the article from:

Check it out!

Did you always think that acne appears in just one day or one night? Many people think that. This is not true. An acne or pimple, emerges from a blemish, which requires 2-3 weeks to take a defined form of acne. You cannot see this process because it happens deep under your skin. There are several factors that function differently in different people to form acne. That is acne is a highly individualized problem and you should therefore explore acne forming roots in you.

Your acne is caused when holes present in your skin in the form of pores and hair follicles get clogged by dead skin cells and excessive sebum content. Pores are little holes present on your skin. These pores are actually hair follicles containing very fine hair. Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland.

The sebaceous gland produces an oily substance called sebum. Sebum helps in keeping the skin soft. This sebum reaches the surface of the skin through the hair follicle. The hair follicle is lined with cells called Keratinocytes.

Now, during puberty, testosterone, a hormone present both in males and females, increases. This increase in testosterone encourages the sebaceous gland to produce more sebum. This sebum, hair, and keratinocytes fill and plug the hair follicle. Plugging of the follicle is the earliest sign of acne. Because the follicle is plugged, sebum cannot reach the surface of the skin. This means that the follicle is filled with oil (sebum) and cells (keratinocytes). A mixture of both these causes Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes, which is present on the skin, to grow in the plugged follicle.

This bacteria in the plugged follicle, induces the white blood cells to attack it. When the white blood cells attack, they cause the skin to inflame. This inflammation is characterized by heat, swelling, redness and pain.

In due course of time, the wall of the hair follicle breaks down, spilling everything, that is, sebum, dead cells, and bacteria, on the nearby skin. This leads to lesions or pimples, which we commonly refer to as Acne. Acne can be either mild, moderate or severe.

Now that you know how acne develops, it is necessary to check out the factors that contribute to your acne. Following factors contribute to acne:

1. Hormones: At puberty, the body begins producing hormones called androgens (male hormones, but present in both males and females). These stimulate the sebaceous glands, which in turn, produce extra sebum. Androgen is also responsible for acne flare-ups during the menstrual cycle and at times, pregnancy.

2. Excess sebum: Excess sebum is responsible for plugging the hair follicle. It mixes with P. acnes and causes acne.

3. Dead cells: Generally, dead cells are thrown out gradually by the skin. But, when these dead cells mix with the excess sebum, they contribute to the plugging of the hair follicle, thereby pausing the skin's natural process of throwing out dead cells.

4. Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes: Though P. acnes is present on all skin types at all times, it starts multiplying rapidly once a follicle is plugged.

5. Inflammatory Response: In order to control unwanted bacteria, the body sends out white blood cells to fight against it. The skin reacts to these white blood cells by inflaming. This inflammation causes the pimples to become swollen, red and painful.

Remember that the functioning of these five factors is different for different people. That is, acne is a highly individualized problem. So, do not compare yourself with your friend.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Weightlifting and Acne

So I’ve been researching some and so far I can’t really find any solid evidence that there is a link between the two. I’ve been reading that weightlifting will deplete vitamin B in body causing acne. I also read that weightlifting raises the amount of hormones and testosterone being produced in the body causing more oil to be produced and causing acne especially if you already have acne prone skin.  This is what I think it could be because when I’m weightlifting my skin feels gross like it’s almost slimy in a way from the dead skin, oil, and sweat all on my face. I also researched if supplements like protein powder, creatine, etc. could cause acne, and again there was no direct link that could connect them to acne. There are people who say that the ingredients in some of these supplements could make you breakout, while others say that they don’t notice any changes to their skin when they take these supps.

I think that it all relates back to the blog about food and acne, and that everyone has their limit of what kinds of foods and how much of them they can eat before breaking out (here is the link to that blog if you’ve not read it: I for one notice that when I was taking a creatine mixture for the first time I was breaking out like crazy, and not only were they just pimples; they were big, inflamed, and embedded pimples that hurt like crazy! I then looked at the ingredients of the powder and it was full of huge amounts of sugar, caffeine, and tons of other things that I’m sure are horrible for your skin if you have acne! So I moved to just plain creatine monohydrate, which is just straight creatine powder and nothing else, and the breakouts subsided a little, but I was still getting some big under-the-skin pimples often.
I found this article from:
 It made me feel a little better and let me know that I'm not alone...
"Many bodybuilders suffer from acne. Whether it's due to age, high testosterone levels, the hours of sweating at the gym, or cycling, it's a reality of the sport. The body reacts to androgens and acne is the result. (HCG and Clomid are big offenders.)

Since the purpose of bodybuilding is to make the body look bigger, leaner, and BETTER, a case of bad acne can detract tremendously from a physique. Here are a few techniques that can be used to help stop the pimples from raining on your parade.

- Take frequent showers

- Tan one to two times per week

- Change your shirt frequently - even during long workouts or before engaging in cardio

- Hot shower and Clearasil Soap Scrub immediately after training

- Wash bed sheets once per week

- Locate a DHT (Dihydrotestoreone) blocker or more scientifically called a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor; a natural and well affordable one would be Saw Palmetto, which would also protect your prostate as well...and the more pharmaceutical ones such as Dutasteride- more potent with attendant side effects

- Accutane - a popular mainstream product to look into

- Drink 8 to 16 cups of water per day

- Use lava soap on broken out skin

- Avoid picking at any pimples - the oil on your finger leads to more breakouts.

- Sometimes acne is actually ingrown hairs. An unpleasant but necessary step might be popping them and removing the hair with tweezers.

While it is never a fun or "sexy" discussion, acne affects everyone from teenage newbies to the iron game, all the way up to top professional bodybuilders. Since our skin is effectively the "wrapping paper" for the muscles which make up a great physique, it's imperative that we work as hard on making the skin look good, as we do on the muscles beneath."

So even though I’m positive that weightlifting and the protein powder that I take are one of the causes of my acne I still do it because I love weightlifting that much! It’s like a trade-off that I’m happy to make, and I won’t give it up for anything.

Have you had any of the same problems or experiences? If so let me know because we could just be able to pin-point exactly what it is!

Have a good one!


Exercise and Acne

I work out every other day and switch between lifting weights on one day and doing high intensity training/cardio the other day, and so on. One thing I tend to notice though is that on the days that I lift weights my skin tends to breakout a little either that night or the next morning. On days that I do cardio or high intensity training (Doing multiple exercises without rest or any time between which makes you sweat like a beast!) My face feels good really good, clean, and radiant and I don’t breakout like on a day that I would lift weights. Why this is I don’t know, but on the days that I do HIT/cardio it really does feel like all of the sweat and heat coming from my face cleanses my pores really well. On days that I lift weights I don’t sweat as much by I still sweat a good amount, but my face will feel gross afterwards and it feels like my pores are clogged and I can feel that I’m going to breakout. I’m going to look further into this and see if there is anything in relation to acne and weightlifting, but until then read this article that I got from:

Daily exercise can be extremely beneficial to your overall skin health and can also help clear it of acne too.
Regular exercise increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin cells. When you sweat, your body expels toxins through the skin with ease from the opened pores. Sweating effectively cleans the pores from dirt, dead skin cells and excess sebum.

When you exercise, your kidneys and liver work more effectively in removing toxins from the body. Stress is also reduced from exercise and both of these are known causes of acne.

It is a good idea after exercising to take a shower. This washes away the sweat and any other waste material ejected from the body. It also prevents the growth of bacteria which is attracted to sweat.

After exercise be sure to drink plenty of water. Water is essential for ridding the body of toxins and to replace all the water lost from sweating. Acne has been shown to occur in people who aren't drinking enough water.

Almost all exercises are great and the more you sweat the better. Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and team sports are all suitable. If you can, try to exercise outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.

Swimming is excellent due to being in water which helps to fully cleanse the pores. It is important to rinse yourself after swimming to clean off the chlorine on your body which can leave your skin really dry.

One of the best exercises for acne is using a mini-trampoline. Jumping on a mini-tramp is beneficial for your lymphatic system. Your lymph is controlled by movement and operates best when exercising.
The lymph provides the cells with the nutrients it needs and is also responsible for removing and eliminating cell waste and toxins. If the lymph is insufficiently activated, the cells swim in their own waste which can block pores and when bacteria starts to grow in blocked pores it causes acne.
It has been reported that rebounding can increase the flow of your lymph by up to 30 times. It has also been stated that rebounding is possibly the best exercise ever invented because it has so many benefits.

Not only does exercise benefit the skin, it also has emotional and mental benefits. It is good for stress relief as stated earlier but also good for keeping the mind focused and active. Apart from exercise, proper sleep and relaxation are also good for reducing stress.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vitamins For Healthy Skin and Clearing Up Acne

Vitamins are important and essential ingredients for a healthy body and radiant skin. Many people don’t realize that they aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals in their everyday lives, but they’re not to blame; today is a busy world for anyone no matter who you are or how old you are. Many people just don’t have getting enough vitamins and minerals at the top of their lists of important things to do; especially today when getting a full meal at a fast-food joint or gas station is cheap, easy, and time efficient. There are ways to easily get all of your necessary and essential vitamins each day, by taking daily supplements that can be found at just about any supermarket, grocery store, or health food store. I recommend that you go to a store that specializes in vitamins and supplements and tell them that you’re looking for things that will better the skin and acne. This way they will be able to explain to you more in depth about a certain vitamins and what they do for the body, whereas a regular employee at Wal-Mart may not know what to tell you. Here is some of article that I found on, it talks about some essential vitamins for healthy skin…

Vitamin Treatments for Acne

Healthy and radiant skin requires proper nutrition. However, according to a 2007 report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.5 percent of Americans eat less than the recommended three to five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can affect the body's ability to function optimally. Vitamins and minerals can be taken to supplement our diets when our nutritional needs are lacking through food consumption alone.

However, multivitamins should not be taken as a substitute for eating healthy foods. Taking too much of any vitamin or mineral can be toxic and extremely dangerous. Please consult with a doctor or other trained healthcare professional before taking any dietary supplements.

• Vitamin A - Retinoids, derivatives of vitamin A, are used to treat acne and other skin disorders. Retinoids are prescribed by dermatologists both topically and orally. A common type of retinoid used in the oral treatment of acne is isotretinoin.

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, chromium, zinc, and selenium are nutrients that may have both anti-acne and mood regulating properties according to an acne study conducted at the Lasky Skin Clinic in 2008.

• Zinc - The National Library of Science recognizes that zinc may be effective in the treatment of acne based on available science evidence. The Department of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York also recognizes zinc, along with vitamin A, and tea tree oil (also ayurvedic therapies) as over-the-counter remedies available for treating acne. However, its position on these remedies is that additional and better studies are needed to clarify the benefits.

Essential Vitamins for Skin Care in General

• Vitamin A - According to Dr. Eugene S. Bereston "the therapeutic use of Vitamin A began almost with the discovery of the vitamin." Bereston also noted that the first property of vitamin A is its ability to stimulate growth. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that vitamin A is vital to the health of both your skin and your eyes. The academy recommends a daily dose of vitamin A. Examples of vitamin A enriched foods include citrus fruits, carrots, tomatoes, yellow squash, and pumpkin. Vitamin A can also be applied to the skin topically with creams to promote cell growth.

• Vitamin B - The Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institute of Health states that inflammation of the skin is one sign of B6 deficiency. Clinical signs of vitamin B6 deficiency are rarely seen in the United States. Alcoholics and aging adults are at the highest risk for B6 deficiencies due to poor dietary habits.

• Vitamins C and E - The American Academy of Dermatology recommends daily oral dosages of vitamins C and E to protect the body and for its antioxidant properties that are important for healthy skin.

• Zinc - A study conducted at Duke University provides evidence that Zinc is an important antioxidant supporting healthy skin. Among the findings: "Zinc protects against UV radiation, enhances wound healing, contributes to immune and neuropsychiatric functions, and decreases the relative risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease." So, in addition to the antioxidant benefits zinc offers to our skin, zinc is also important for the proper functioning of the immune system.

You can find the rest of the article here:

So think a minute about what you usually eat everyday; you might not have noticed before that you aren’t eating really anything healthy. I used to eat whatever I could find in the fridge for breakfast which was usually pizza, or pasta, or sugary cereal, and I would rarely eat something healthy, but I didn’t know, I thought it was good enough that I was eating breakfast. At School for lunch the food was not healthy at all, and I usually ordered a couple of supreme burritos. For dinner I would just usually snack on all kinds of junk food, or sometimes we would go out to eat, but I was rarely eating anything healthy. I never noticed any of this though and I used to consider myself a healthy person (Yeah Right!). I started taking vitamins when I moved to New York with my mom, and I must say that I feel a lot more focused throughout the day, my skin cleared up a lot, and I can exercise a lot easier without dragging ass! I take a basic multi-vitamin, an Omega-3 pill, a calcium pill, and a vitamin-D pill. I want to start taking vitamin-B, and vitamin-A, and definitely more Zinc, as I hear these things help acne out a lot! So take a little time and see what your diet is possible lacking in terms of vitamins and nutrients and go and get some healthy daily vitamins!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Healthy Diet and Acne

So today after work I went to the grocery store, and it made me think more about foods and how they relate to acne. I know that some people say that acne has nothing to do with diet or what you eat, and that it is all about dirt and germs on the surface of the skin. Others though think that acne is caused by an internal problem in the body that is caused by a bad diet or toxins in your system. I think it is a little of both, but from all of my experience with acne I think that it mostly has to do with internal problems in the body (although everyone has different types of acne). I think that one of the major causes of my acne had to with puberty and the raging hormones inside the body. Now days my hormones have calmed down a lot so I don’t experience a ton of breakouts, but my skin is full of scar blemishes left behind from over the years. I do also believe that food and diet play a big part in acne too. I remember reading someone’s blog and he had a theory that eating foods can cause acne, but to a certain extent. He believes that you can eat whatever you want, but that everyone has an imaginary line and once you cross it then you will breakout. Everyone is different for example one guy might be able to eat a whole pizza before he breaks out within the next few days, while one guy can eat a couple of pieces or even just one piece and breakout. So it’s important to try and pay attention as much as possible to what foods and the amount of them will make you breakout after eating them. It might take some time figuring out exactly what foods make you breakout, but in the long-run it can really help you out in the future. Besides you should stay away from foods like pizza, or fast-food, or hamburgers etc. anyways, or at least do not eat them all the time. I found this article from
,and it has some good tips and pointers to get you going in the right direction, here it is -

"A healthy diet is needed for those suffering from both mild and moderate acne. It plays a big part in the condition of the skin and usually when a soft drink or other foods high in sugar are consumed a breakout is inevitable.

Here is some advice on the best healthy food for your skin:

1. Vegetables. Very good, leads to less acne and a nice complexion. Also high in antioxidants.

2. Fruit. Even though high in sugar, it has vitamins which help the skin recover from problems.

3. White Meat. Chicken has proven to be very helpful in overcoming conditions such as dry skin.

4. Tuna. High in Omega three and any other fish is in the same category. The omega three and natural fish oil help the skin build immunity against problems and infections.

5. Salad. Even though this may be in the vegetable range. A salad includes all different types of vegetables and allows the skins pores to open up and be clean.

Good Drinks to help cure acne :

1. Water. By staying to a water diet, you will notice immediate improvement in your acne.

Bad Foods which aggravate acne :

1. Chocolate. Very high in sugar.

2. Soft Drink. High levels of sugar and caffeine trigger breakouts and irritation.

Even though a lot of doctors say diet is not related to acne. For most people suffering from mild or moderate acne it very much is, not so much those people with severe acne though. A water diet with a lot of vegetables will help cure any disease of the skin."

Also I have heard people get pretty good results when they take vitamins and supplements that are good for the skin, and supplements that detoxify the body which will help flush out any bacteria you may have that’s causing your acne. I’ll go more into vitamins and which ones are good for clearing acne tomorrow, so until then tell me what you think, your feedback is always appreciated!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Dealing With Acne Scars

Like many who have or have had acne the next part of the fight is dealing with the scars, which a lot of time can be just as bad or worse as pimples. After all a pimple can last at most a week, while scars can last years especially if you don’t use sunscreen. Now days when I look at my face I go, “Wow my acne is pretty bad!”, but when I look closer I don’t have many pimples just a bunch of dark brown and red scar spots, which in my opinion are just as bad! I am truly grateful though that my pimples are never too bad and they don’t leave indention marks in my face or anything like that. They just leave red to brown blemishes on my face which give the appearance of indentions especially in certain lightings, and they make my acne look a lot worse than it actually is. The scars on my chin are moderate and a lot of them are really old! The ones on my forehead are the ones that fade away the quickest; usually within 2-3 weeks at the most. The ones on my cheeks and temples though last forever! Especially with the caveman regimen, I definitely think it makes my scars come out a lot more because my skin isn’t being bleached out by any treatment creams or cleansers. The scarring on the sides of my face and chin will get so red and visible just like a slice of greasy cheese pizza up until I shave. I shave once a week and after that my skin and scars will look flawless for about 24 hours until they start getting their color back. My guess is just that my skin is trying to heal the scars so they get red, but I’ve been thinking about shaving twice-a-week now to see if that helps improve anything.
If you do have acne at the moment or are just left with harsh reminding scars there are a wide array of things that you do to help! These are some of the more popular and successful treatments for mild to severe acne scarring, and some of them can be pretty serious so if you’re considering doing something about your scars talk to your derm and see what would work best for you!

There is Laser Treatment

Chemical Peels


Punch Techniques

There are other things out there like creams and home remedies in which people swear by really work, while others don’t have any results at all. So if you do want to do something about your scars, but don’t want to do something like described above you can still talk to your derm and he/she should have something that you can try!

At the moment I don’t want to try any of these things because I’m about in the middle of my caveman regimen experiment and I don’t want to change anything to what I’ve been doing for the past month or so in terms of creams or treatments. One thing though that I am going to begin doing for my scars is LED Light Therapy. It was first used in space by NASA to speed up wound healing, and many people use it today for treating scars. It is used by many people today and the treatments can be given at medical spas, or your dermatologist might even do them. Lucky for me my mom has a machine, so I can use it just about whenever I can! Here is a link about LED Light Therapy if you’re interested!

I’ll keep you guys posted over the weeks and when I do caveman updates, until then do a little research and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nano Silver Cyclic Cleanser... Sounds Good!

I have been reading a number of articles about Nano Silver and its anti bacterial properties. Apparently, pure silver with a purity of 99.99% can disinfect over 650 harmful bacteria. A number of companies have taken silver in a nano form and made skin care products.  I saw the following video on YouTube about a product called Nano Silver Cyclic Cleanser and was intrigued.

I found this product at an online store called Pretty Like Me (  They have some of the Nano Silver stuff for as little as $9.99 so I am going to order it here and report back.

These are some testimonials from the Cyclic company's web site -- after reading through them, I am really anxious to try it:

Good Morning! I just have to share this with you. I've always had really manageable skin without much problem- at least, I did until 3 years ago. Perhaps it was a combination of stress, age and prescription drugs, but very suddenly my skin went crazy. There was not a square centimeter on my face that wasn't majorly inflamed with acne. This caused me a lot of suffering. I know it's appearance, I know it can be vanity, but my face was in pain and makeup to cover this problem took an hour or more to apply. I would cry every morning- I was so embarrassed and felt ashamed of myself. I've tried EVERYTHING. From birth control to prescription cleansers, natural supplements to Proactiv, for three years I have only seen a moderate improvement in my skin. It was still so prone to breakouts, so uneven in tone, so dry! Then, two days ago, I stopped in at "The Powder Room", which carries your product. The saleswoman there had such beautiful skin I wanted to run right out of there before she saw mine. She asked me what I was using and then made a recommendation of your product. Now, I was in there buying better concealer for the acne I'm still dealing with- so I thought I should try it. Especially since I don't like to overload my skin with chemicals! She told me that I should go home and try it right away and that before long, I wouldn't be able to wait to wash my face. OH MY GOSH was she right. I love this, love this, love this. In three washings, my skin looks beautiful. The acne is healing and going away, my skin tone has evened out, the dryness is gone, I look like I used to! I cannot thank you enough. The pores on my nose and cheeks have minimized into nothing. The acne that would NEVER heal and go away? You know, those spots that seem like they're getting better and then inflame again? GONE. I am so thankful. This is choking me up, writing this- my life has revolved around whether or not I'm breaking out, whether or not I can cover up... to be free of that and just not worry is such a relief. The boutique that carries your product and YOU have a customer for life. Everyone I know will be hearing about this and all the ladies in my family will be getting some as a present. Thank you for being HONEST, for actually helping us with skin conditions instead of getting our hopes up. I'll be sending you some before and after pictures, too!
Brenna H.
Bedford, OH

I have struggled with mild acne all my teenage years. My acne would get really bad if I was stressed out, and when my mom passed away my face became horrifying. Using cyclic has improved my skin majorly, my face is now clearer than it has ever been and even when I become stressed my face doesnt break out how it always used to. I get many comments about my skin now and how it is always glowing. I call cyclic my miracle bar, because really it works miracle. I couldnt live without this little "miracle" bar!! I absolutley LOVE IT!!!!
Hedie N.

I am amazed with this product! I have been struggling with acne for over 8 years. Needless it say it was having an effect on my self esteem. I tried everything- chemical peels,injections, prescription pills, topical creams and nothing worked. I had come to the realization that I would have to live with my acne then I discovered nano cyclic silver and my skin has drastically changed! It has only been a few weeks and the difference is like a dream that I've had for the past 8 years; only this time its real!
Caelie C.
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Thank you for the product, the silver is absolutely fantastic! i haven't tried the pink but would recommend the silver to all my friends and family. Thank You!
Linda K.
Fairfield, NJ

The first day I used it, I noticed a difference, my skin looked like it does after I get a facial, my pores clear, that is my favorite benefit the product offer.
Samantha C.
New York, NY

I have had acne my whole life. I have had smooth beam laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, pro-active. I've tried everything and spent so much money. None of these things worked and was a waste. I also have scars on my face. The cyclic pink cleared up my acne and improved my scars. AMAZING!
Carol A.
Yorba Linda, CA

I used cyclic pink on my face and on my psoriasis and it did wonders. Not only did my pores tighten on my face, but my psoriasis has cleared up. I'm going to try it on my hair next. Love it!

Mike G.
Yorba Linda, CA

I was turned on to this product by my friend, and am now hooked. Between the way my skin looks and the way it feels, I am having a hard time deciding what I like most! Thank you!
Holly S.

Like so many women, I've spent hundreds of dollars at the cosmetics counter looking for the right cleanser to help my skin be it's best. And it wasn't until I was given a small sample of the Cyclic Silver that I got my answers. At first, skeptical, I couldn't believe this little clear circle of product could do all it claimed- how could such a small, simple thing work where the fancy bottles and expensive brands could not? But there it was, after only a few days- clear, smooth, bright skin. Now, Cyclic Silver is my skin's best friend. Problems I had for years are virtually gone. My acne is almost nonexistent, the texture of my skin is refined and more even, and my pores are far less visible. Cyclic Silver is the best cleanser I've ever used- it not only meets all the claims, it surpasses them in every way.
Tracy M.
Veradale, WA

I'm over 50 and have had basically good skin struggled with "little red bumps" under the skin. With age a less even skin tone. Nano Cyclic Silver was recommended by a friend as the best product to use for my skin to better get the benefits from anti-aging serums and creams. I started with the trial size and before I used it up I ordered the regular size. The red bumps could have been from a bacteria or simply not getting my skin clean enough. After that bar was gone, I got lazy and went back to my regular cleanser. I was just busy with life. After a few months despite using an expensive line of high tech skin serums and creams, I realized my skin was not looking good. The only thing in my routine that was missing was "My Nano." I received my new bar last week. I can't begin to explain the difference in my skin. Whatever the claims are, this product fulfills every promise it makes. I will never run out of this again. I've learned my lesson!
Nancy B.
Whitehouse Station, NJ

I had a really bad bout with acne and hyperpigmentation from my acne. I had tried everything over the course of 3 years. Proactive left my skin burnt and so itchy and red I wanted to claw at it. I tried 5 different combinations of creams from my dermatologist ( like tazorac) which also bothered my sensitive skin. It would become dry and itchy yet pimples would emerge under the hardened scabby skin. I was so depressed I stopped going out. If I did, it took me over an hour to get all of my makeup on. I couldn't take my makeup off in front of my boyfriend either. I'm a professional dancer and need a good cleanser to remove stage makeup, protect me from aging, and help me with my acne. This cleanser cleared me up TOTALLY. It also made all my purple and red marks from the old acne spots disappear. The minor scaring I had is gone as well.I haven't had a breakout, except one or 2 minor spots, since my first week of using it almost 2 years ago. I am so thankful,grateful, blessed to have found this product. I never let myself run out! Thank you sooo much!! I first bought it at home in canada and it saved me from pursuing laser treatments prior to my competing in Miss Universe Canada in 2008. Thank you!!!
Shannon M.

Over the years I've spent a great deal of money on cleansers and facial products that usually did not live up to their claims. My hair salon started carrying Cyclic Cleanser and the salon owner, Jill, was raving about the product and insisted I try it. I was very skeptical, but decided to give it a try. It didn't take long to absolutely fall in love with the Cyclic Cleanser. My complexion has evened out and I don't have nearly as many acne breakouts. I am prone to oily skin in the summer, and that is no longer a problem. Just today my dermatologist commented on how great my skin was. Cyclic Cleanser is truly an amazing product! I just ordered Cyclic Serum today for the first time. If it works half as well as the Cleanser, I will be in heaven!!! THANK YOU Cyclic for your amazing products. You have a customer for life!
Robin H.
Round Hill, VA

My mother got me started using Nanocyclic over a year ago and I absolutely love it! I have very sensitive skin and have had no problems. I used to get occasional hormonal breakouts and now never do. It is easy to use and I also love how few ingredients it has. It is very hard for me to use most products and this has exceeded my expectations! I am definitely happy with the results!! Thank you!!
Kristen H.
Scottsdale, AZ

I absolutely love using the cyclic silver cleanser. It has made such a difference in my skin. I have less breakouts and when I do have a blemish, it goes away much quicker. My skin is smoother and softer and I have recommended this product to others who have commented on how good my skin looks. I truly do not travel without this cleanser, as I use it every day.
Daphne D.
New York, NY

This is the best skin product I have ever used in my 61 years. My skin has never looked as good as it does since I started using Nano Cyclic cleanser! Thank you.
Carolyn K.
Reno, NV

I enjoy using the Pink Nanosilver cleanser daily. I first purchased the towels at the International Beauty Show in NYC, I tried the trial size. My pores became clean and smaller and my skin tone became more even. My skin is very soft now, just as soft as those towels, hahaha. The product does last long, I don't use an exfoliant or toner, this does the job. I have purchased many many ... facial products but this one says and does it all. Thank you.
Victoria Z.
Bergenfield, NJ

I have been using Nano Cyclic soap for aprox 2 yrs now, I do not use any other product on my face. Prior to using this product I had been to the best dermatologists in my area but to no avail. Nothing worked and in most cases it made the condition worse. With this product you don't need anything else, so really it is not expensive at all. This cleanser not only has worked on my skin, but all of my friends and family as well. Anyone who will listen, I will boast about this cleanser and it's amazing effect on skin, no matter the skin type or condition. I can safely say that this product will always be in my shelf.Thank you for this amazing, amazing product!DON'T EVER STOP MAKING IT !!
T. MacKennzie

I have been using this soap for about a couple of months and I am truly satisfied. I thought soap was just soap. But after my first try, I could feel difference between normal face wash. Not only does my face feel clean, I love the way it tightens my face. Truly a feeling of freshness after every wash.
Justin C.
Cerritos, CA

I have suffered from adult acne for the past couple of years and I've tried about every product on the market. I was hesitant to try Cyclic but I promised myself I would try it out and if I didn't like it, I could always return it. After the first couple of weeks, I noticed the redness on my face reducing little by little. My face hasn't cleared up 100% (yet!) but I am encouraged by the improvement I see and look forward to using it every day. I highly encourage those who are suffering from acne to give this product a try - you have nothing to lose.
Cindy H.
San Jose, CA

I ordered the Nano Cyclic Cleanser (pink) this past summer when I was trying to find a solution to my clogged pores.  I had read about this product and was skeptical, but open minded enough to try--out of desperation!  Previously, I had tried all sorts of manual exfoliants and scrubs, but those products would only remove the superficial layers of skin.  However, the Nano Cyclic Cleanser went deeper into my pores--it is an amazingly effective cleanser + exfoliant.  Amazing because it removed so much excess skin and without irritation!  It's also an incredible shampoo, oddly enough.  I have an oily scalp with clogged pores there too...this product unclogged my facial and scalp pores with no problems!  Now, I don't have problems with clogged pores.
Angela A.
Monterey Park,CA

I have started using Cyclic nanosilver soap since two weeks after a strong recommendation from my cousin.....I can already see it working on my skin. I've had a very dull and sluggish skin and I can notice that this soap is helping me remove the dead skin and impurities. As soon as I wash my face I feel freshness. I also use the cyclic serum moisturiser, which helps me for the dryness. It sure is something that I would recommend everyone to try out.
Hina A.
Dunlap, IL

being a guy it's very hard to find skin care products. I have very sensitive skin and this stuff does a great job. It took about two weeks of regular use until the dryness stopped. I have a problem similar to rosacea. My face gets very red and burning on my cheeks and temples. Dermatology seems to think it is seborrhea or a histamine reaction. I haven't had a flare-up since starting the nano-cyclic silver for sensitive skin. Great stuff and I am telling everyone about it. Thanks.
Brian H.
Northumberland, PA

I was introduced to Nanocyclic by my colleague, Mary Schook, Beauty Engineer™, also to Karis @ Nanocyclic and the creator of Nanocyclic, I am lost for words to say that am grateful & blessed to have this product accessible to me!  Given the information, I contacted Nanocyclic in despair to request a sample of their Nanocyclic Silver after 2 years of battling cystic ance, spending mounds of money on several spa treatments at a renowned medi-spa, high-end skin care products, and at one point taking prescription drugs which only masked the problem for a moment in time.  Needless to say, I was apprehensive about spending more money on a broken promise!  Karis stood behind the product and sent me a 15g Nanocyclic Silver...within a week I noticed a difference…two weeks later the pain and cysts began to subside…3 to 4 weeks later my condition changed drastically…it is 4 months later, I simply use the Nanocyclic product as my daily regimen and to keep my skin polished…as long as Nanocyclic maintains its integrity I am a loyal customer forever!!!
Debbie C.
Dunwoody, GA

This product is absolutely amazing!! I have acne prone skin and it has made my skin clear up and smoother. Within a week of using this product, my skin not only cleared up but it is glowing!!! I have recommended this to all of my friends and they love it too!! definitely a must buy!
Susie K.

I have been using cyclic silver nano cleansing soap for 6 months. I use the soap in the morning and at night. I am 23 years old and have had mild acne on and off for about 5 years. Since I have been using the soap I really have noticed a difference in my skin. I am being truly honest! My skin is softer and less oily, and I rarely break out anymore. Plus, what I really like about the cleansing soap is the way it tingles on my skin, it's like I can feel it working. The faint fragrance is really nice too!
Ginger L.
Butler, PA

Immediately after the first use, my skin felt smoother, energized. The open pores on my nose--a long time problem--were closed and younger looking, within a week. A friend noticed that my facial skin looked firmer. My daughter, with a lifelong history of skin problems, was so impressed that she started using Nanocyclic. It was three years ago that we found this stellar product. I'm sixty-six years old and have glowing, healthy wrinkle-free skin. There has never been such a high quality product that is so economical to use as Nanocyclic.
Fran W.
Scottsdale, AZ

I have been plagued with adult acne since the age of 22. I never had it as a teenager so as an adult, none of the regular medications worked. I've searched and tried everything on the market, from creams, to make-up, to expensive skin care regimens, to Accutane, only to have the acne worsen or only decrease slightly. I was also left with pigmentation scars. Accutane worked for about 2 years but I was one of the unfortunate cases where my acne returned, and due to Accutane's harshness, I had no wish to repeat another 6-month treatment. Finally, the skin care professional at my salon told me about Cyclic Nano Silver. I tried the Pink, and it cleared my skin about 90%. I tried the Silver type cleanser, and now I am acne free. It's a wonderful feeling after over a decade of failures to finally have something that will take care of this sort of problem and not be disappointed after a few months of use. I recommend this product to anyone who asks me about my skin. This product is the best thing for skin care on the market.
Jen K
Moncks Corner, SC

I love Cyclic! I initially bought the trial size and after just a few days, I knew I had found a wonderful product! It keeps my skin clean and hydrated and I have seen a dramatic change in the overall appearance of my skin, the texture is smoother, skin tone more even! The price is also great too - I've seen similar nano-silver products retailing for about 3x more and they contain the same ingredients (I compared!) I am the "Beauty Mama" blogger for and recently gave kudos to Cyclic. I write about what I believe works and Cyclic works!
Michelle M.
Huntington, NY

I enjoy every single time when I use that miracle towel. I will defiantly make a gift to my friends on holidays. Thank you.
Elena I.
Staten Island, NY

This product is a TRUE miracle....nothing has ever changed my skin texture like this. I have given the cleaner to many family has become my NEW holiday gift...and that it is !!!!! Thank you.
Sheri F.
Bethesda, MD

Ever since I was introduce to nanocylic products I have been attached to the many wonders and benefits that it does for my skin. I could not find a product on the shelf that could compare to nanocyclic. I have dry skin and using this product has really made my skin softer and clearer. It really does what it says. Not only do I love this product but many of the people I know who has used it loves it too. Thanks for creating such an amazing product.
Ly M.
Albemarle, NC

Hi, Just love, love your Nano Silver Cleanser,I have oily skin with acne break outs. After trying so many products, your product just works to clear up the acne. I first tried the small one, my mom got it for me, and I am hooked on it , I will bring it to college in the fall and have my roommates tied it too. thanks for making such a great natural products that really works. Try it, you'll like it.
Jessica K.
Boonton, NJ

I have tried everything on the market for acne. The Nano Cyclic Silver Cleanser is the only thing that has worked for me. I have suffered with acne for over 5 years now and I am very happy to say that it is gone! Thank You!
Kimberly L.
Meadville, PA

I have had acne for 12 of my 24 years on this earth. None of the antibiotics, birth control pills, dietary changes, creams, gels, astringents, or cleansers ever cleared my skin completely. Since using cyclic, I have had the best complexion since I was a little girl. My skin is smooth and supple. It is clearer than ever (and getting clearer every day!). The best part is that there is no irritation on my sensitive skin, just a gentle tingle which is very soothing at the end a hard day. I am so pleased that my co-worker turned me on to this product. It has been a life saver when it comes to my confidence in my outward appearance. Thank you, Cyclic!
Melanie K.
Rocky River, OH

Cyclic works wonderfully as a cleanser. My skin has never been this clear, or more supple. It is one of my holy grail items and I never let any of my family members touch it! But best of all, I love using it as a shampoo. I have very fine, limp hair but this product gives me volume that no other shampoo/conditioner could match. I just simply put Cyclic onto my scalp and shampoo the rest of my hair. After about 2 minutes i rinse out the shampoo and Cyclic and put on conditioner as usual. Now I don't have to put on any additional product, I can just blow dry and go. I purchased the 15g bar to try it out and I just purchased the 120g bar. It's a great product and I can't stop raving about it!
Susan C.
Hartford, CT

I have suffered with mild to acute acne throughout my teens. I’ve tried everything from Clearasil to Neutrogena to Proactiv and Dermalogica but nothing has improved my skin as much as Cyclic’s Nano Silver cleanser. Other products would ‘seem’ like they were working at first and then my acne would reappear. Just using Cyclic 2-3x a day is so much easier than any other 3-5 piece kits I’ve ever tried. It’s been over 6 months now and my acne scars are growing lighter so that I’m able to wear less foundation. Thank you so much for restoring my confidence and allowing me to spend less time worrying about my appearance.
Lila S.
Honolulu, HI

I just got married and I want to look my best when we go out. Instead of the pain and scarring that I use to go through, my wife bought me a bar of the Cyclic and we are both still stunned at the results. It’s a good feeling to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and feel confident about my skin.
Jae K.
West Hollywood, CA

Since I’ve been helping my parents at their restaurant I’ve started breaking out. I’m usually running around in the back with the deep fryer so I’m guessing the grease is making it worse. Soap and water didn’t help. My girlfriend bought me the Silver cleanser so I had to try it out. I’m glad that I did. I wash my face 3-4 times a day when I can; once in the morning, twice at work, and once at night. I can see my pimples getting smaller and I feel like I’m protected from getting any more. Thanks.
Will S.
Corona, CA

I normally have a very dry and itchy scalp. I started using Cyclic for my face a few months ago and really love it. The other day I found the Cyclic brochure under a pile of papers in my study, I opened it up and read that it promotes healthy hair? I wasn’t sure what that meant so I emailed customer service and they told me that I could wash my hair with it! I apply the creamy lather to my scalp, rinse it out, and apply some conditioner just to the bottom (I have shoulder length hair). Afterwards I blow dry upside down and I have super volume and less scalp irritation! Great product!
Shelly H.
Culver City, CA

I've been a faithful Pro-Activ user for the past couple of years until a friend of mine introduced me to Cyclic. She told me it contained natural ingredients and much simpler to use; so i gave it a shot. I have oily skin and I'm very acne prone, so I purchased the Silver and have been using it for about 2 months now. After the first two weeks I can see a noticeable difference and my friends can too. It has definitely evened out my skin tone and my breakouts are far and few in between. Thank you Cyclic!
Sean T.
Buena Park, CA

I have very dry, sensitive skin and I was constantly looking for an all natural cleanser that wouldn't break me out. I read about Cyclic on a blog and decided to try it out, and now I am in love! I use it for my face twice a day (my skin has definitely gotten clearer and it is much easier to take my makeup off now) and I also use it on my scalp as a shampoo. It gives me amazing volume and texture. It's a good, honest product that really works and I’m so glad to have it in my life.
Sharon K.
Seoul, South Korea

I've never been one to really look after my skin but my sister insisted that I try this product. After a couple of weeks of consistent use my skin looks clearer and because I see improvements almost daily I can't get enough of it. Even if you don't suffer from acne it's a great product to use because it is safe and natural and has many uses.
Robin K.
Cerritos, CA

I cannot believe how great my skin feels. After trying everything on the shelves and spending hundreds of bucks, I’m SO glad I found something that works. All my acne has cleared up and my skin has never felt this soft. What a fantastic feeling for me, a sufferer of acne for almost 8 years of my life, to be able to finally have clear skin. Thank you!
Julie K.
Santa Monica, CA

I hope this testimonial can convince you people out there how great this product is. It really is the best kept secret in skincare. I love using it on my feet and elbow to get all that dead tough skin out. But of course the real change has been in my face. I’m clearer, brighter, shinier, and happier with this skin! Thank you so much for making me smile when I look in the mirror in the morning.
Nancy H.
New Orleans, LA

I used a bunch of different stuff to try and get rid of my acne. I played on the football team in high school ad with the sweat, sun, and dirt everywhere.. my face just got wrecked. Haven’t found anything to help me recover until Cyclic. My girlfriend got me the silver bar and after 2 weeks of feeling silly for using what I thought was a woman’s product (it’s not!), my skin has never looked better. Guys don’t be afraid!
Drew R.
Baton Rouge, LA

Wow… I don’t know how a product can be this good. I used it on my face and neck at first, and after the age spots started to even out and my dark circles around my eyes were gone, I was so happy. Then I heard about how Cyclic can help with calluses too. I tried it on my feet and the calluses disappeared too! I was shocked that the same product could clear up my age spots AND melt away my calluses. How did you guys do it??
Eunice C.
Potomac, MD

I’m not really one for posting on forums but after trying Cyclic, I’m convinced it’s the BEST PRODUCT OUT THERE TODAY. My skin is extra dry so I tried the pink bar. At first I felt like my skin was getting more dry until I realized that Cyclic was starting to really clean up my face. After about two weeks, my face stopped being dry altogether. Cyclic not only cleared up my skin, but changed it completely.
Anna W.
Seattle, WA

As a long time sufferer of psoriasis, I’m so glad that I found Cyclic. Cyclic silver didn’t just cover up the redness and itching, it got rid of it.
I don’t have any more breakouts and the cracked skin I had before is just as smooth as the rest of my skin.

This product is a miracle and I’m glad it’s available for everyone.
Janice D.
Vancouver, BC

“If Nano Cyclic soap does half of what it claims than it’s some kind of miracle product. It fights dandruff, psoriasis, acne, athlete’s foot, and can be used on diaper rash or to soften calluses. Holy crap, does it make breakfast in the morning too? Because I would buy it in bulk if it did ;)

After two weeks use I can honestly say I have seen a difference in my skin tone. I have a much more even tone, with less blotchiness. It appears clearer and smoother, and while I still have blemishes they don’t have the glaring red coloration they used to. I’m surprised at the difference an even skin tone provides. I use less foundation and powder, and concealer can be used only on individual blemishes and those under eye circles that recently moved in.”

I just want you to know that the nano cyclic is a miracle worker. My hair was thinning so bad that I was getting embarassed about it...My hair dresser heard about nano cyclic from her supply person and ordered a bar for me and started using it every week..She would wash my hair with regular shampoo, rinse it out..and then use the nano cyclic..leave it on for 4 or 5 minutes and rinse it out..Every week she would check my scalp and in a years hair had completely grown. I now have a full head of hair and I am so thankful for your product..Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...
Yours truly, Gretchen Weaver
Fairmont, West VA

I have sensitive skin and have never been able to do the dishes with my bare hands because I would get these small water blisters. Because of this I would wear two pairs of gloves – one cotton, under traditional rubber gloves – to do the dishes. After a few months of using Cyclic, I can do the dishes without wearing the gloves! I guess when I lather the soap to apply it to my face the cleanser also protest and nourishes my hands with – ingredients. It’s amazing!
Catherine M.
Garden City, New York

My lips are cracked and dry 365 days of the year. Nothing has ever worked to heal my chapped lips. I even have scars from peeling. Sometimes they would get so dry I would have to coat them with Vaseline for some relief. After using Cyclic for just 2 months, twice a day, I realize that I’m not reaching for the Vaseline anymore! The scar on my bottom lip has also gotten lighter! Thank you Cyclic!
Chloe S.
Westport, Connecticut

I am working mom with two baby boys, one is age 2 and the other is age 4. My 2 year old has had a problem with diaper rash and my 4 year old a problem with sun rash. I have learned that daycare facilities aren’t very good at diaper changing. If they don’t wipe my baby well, the area between his butt cheeks is peeling and bleeding by the end of the day. Diaper rash creams didn’t work so I tired Cyclic. I washed him with Cyclic, dried him off, and applied the Cyclic bar directly onto his diaper rash (right between the cheeks) before I change his diaper. It was stingy and he was irritated for a few minutes but he played well after. The next morning the rash calmed down! Even though I am a working mother just one application of Cyclic per night calmed his diaper rash. Thank you so much!

When my 4 year old plays outside he often comes home with a sun rash on the nape of his neck. I applied Cycilc to the rash to find that it was effective in reducing the irritation. Now, every morning we wash and rinse his neck with Cyclic before he goes to school and he doesn’t come home with rashes anymore.
Emily R.
Summit, New Jersey

All I can say is THANK YOU! I suffered adult acne for three years and tried absolutely everything out there. I almost didn't try Cyclic because it would be 'just another cure destined to live under my bathroom sink'. After using Cyclic Silver for three weeks, the difference in my skin was amazing, my acne was gone and I have not had a blemish since (7 months later). I've since sold my Mom and my best friend on your product and they too love it. My skin is now silky soft and I don't have to hide behind foundation any more. Thank you for this wonderful product and it is now the only cleanser I use on my face. Simply amazing. Have I said thank you???
BC, Canada

I have been using the Cyclic cleanser for a little over a year now, and can't imagine ever using anything else! My face has never felt so clean. I suffer from adult acne and this cleanser has been a life-saver! My face is so clear now, and I no longer have to take antibiotics to keep the acne at bay. My skin tone is more even now, and much smoother. I have given this cleanser as gifts to several of my friends, who are also now hooked! I also use the towels, and they are wonderful as well!
Julie Healey
Birmingham, AL

I've always had decent skin and i would get breakouts here and there but as i got older and stressed more my breakouts were more frequent and i began to get more blackheads. I tried many different promising products but nothing seemed to cure my acne. After being introduced to this product by a friend my skins has been better than ever! My skin tone evened out and i always get complimented how great my skin is and now i've fully grown the confidence to model! Thank you Cyclic! You have changed my life!
Cerly, Lee
Cerritos, CA

I was introduced to Cyclic by my sister and her friend. When I first heard about it I thought it was more of an acne treatment product so I was hesitant in using the products since I didn’t really have an acne problem. But after hearing it helps with other things from my sister I decided to try it out and bought the Pink travel size bar. After about a week I notice that my skin was a lot smoother and softer than usual. And best of all my wrinkles started to fade away!! I also started to use it on my calluses on my feet and now they are so soft and smooth. That is why I think this product is so great. It can be use for so many different things that it is well worth the money. There is not a day I don’t use it and I love it.
Jeannie Cho
Fullerton, CA

I have been using nano cyclic for about a year and a half now and absolutely love what it has done for my face.  Twenty-five years of moderate acne and eight years of the additional grief due to melasma have all but disappeared after about a year of continuous use of the nano cylic soap to the point where I refuse to use anything else on my face.  So if it doesn't come, I'm going to be in quite a quandary!  I tell everyone I know about it... sometimes even strangers who look like they could benefit from your product.  It's quite an amazing product, so thank you for giving people so much more than just a product.  You've restored my self-confidence.
Laurie O’Conner

This product is incredible. I have mild Rosacea and it has evened out my face tone and my face feels young and supple.
Jenny, Lim.
New York, NY

I have had a problem with acne for the last year. Since I have started using nanocyclic for the past 5 months I have seen a real difference in my skin.
Terrie, Weckbacher.
Louisville, OH

I purchased Nano Cyclic recently and my skin has never looked so radiant. I recommend Nano to all of my friends and family.
Preston, Ephraim
Washington, DC

I love this product! As someone who has suffered from adult acne all of her adult life, this product has been a life-saver. My face feels cleaner, looks more even toned, and breaks out less than before. I also use the towels and have to say they are wonderful! I have them in my gym bag and by the sink and they do a wonderful job of absorbing water and cleaning. Good work, Nanocyclic!
Heather, Edick
Northampton, PA

I have just recently started using Cyclic cleanser, and want to say it is the most amazing skincare product I have ever used. My skin looks and feels wonderful. I have gotten more compliments on my skin than ever before, and everyone is asking what is my secret. Before I tried Cyclic cleanser my bathroom was stocked full of about 20 different skin care lines that did nothing for me. Thank you for your remarkable and innovative product that has definitely given me a new found confidence.
Maggie, Surplus
Calgary, Alberta, Canada quite possibly the best thing I have ever used! I saw results in about 2 weeks, and my face was pretty much 100% clear in about 3 weeks.
Meaghan Bob Joe
New Rochelle, NY

"Hi, I certainly have bought a lot of your product. I have a horrible thing where I get huge cysts. Using the silver soap has been the only thing that really helps and I have had to take way less doses of antibiotics, which is great. My doctor has told me to obviously keep using it and that he would tell folks with similar conditions how well it works for me. I generaly use one of the large bars of the silver every month. The only problem I have is it's quite expensive(but so worth it) as I am disabled on a very limited income Hope you keep making it as it's really the best thing ever for this condition of mine. You don't sell it in quantity for less do you? I really don't ever want to run out...."
Peter Smolenski
Northampton, MA

I am a Nano cyclic addict.  To this day, I cannot believe my face looks the way it does. I thought that I was going to be stuck with acne for the rest of my life because I had tried EVERYTHING that was until this past christmas.  My mother gave my three brothers and sisters and I Nano for our Stocking presents.  At first, I was I had no idea what it was and when my mom just told me to try it.  In my mind, I thought well this won't work cause nothing else has, but I tried it anyway-it wouldn't hurt. Well, let me say, the first time I washed my face with your product- I felt for the FIRST time in my life--that all the dirt and impurities washed away. I was immediately amazed.  Then, it didn't take me long t realize that this product is no joke. It is a pure miracle.  I canNOT live without it-if i dont wash my face with it for a day or two-i get a pimple or two. I am thankful everyday that I was introduced to your products.
Jackie Segedin
West Palm Beach, FL

I have been using this product for just over a week and I am already seeing the benefits of this “Miracle” Cleanser. For the past several months I have been fighting acne. This is a battle I have never fought before and truly caught me off guard. I have decided to blame a stressful life for the matter because I take very good care of my skin. My skin was getting so bad that for the first time in my life I could see clogged pores all along my nose and cheeks. It was truly DISGUSTING! While out with my friend last Saturday we stopped at a Beauty Supply Store. My own little Heaven on earth! My friend has a problem with calluses on her feet and asked the sales associate what was the best product for that, I too suffer from this little problem as well. She showed us the Cyclic Cleansing Bar. I instantly bought it. I get this little super bar home and began to read the instructions. It fights EVERYTHING. I think the answer to world peace is inside this bar somewhere. For the past week I have used this bar over my entire body. My acne is clearing up, my pores are clear, my feet are becoming super soft (first time ever!) and my hair is soft and shiny. I am in love. I hope it is a publically traded company because I want stock!
Chrissy Dolezal


I purchased the small size sample of the Nano Silver Cleanser.   I love it! I want to continue to use it …  I want to tell all my friends and family about it.  It is an amazing product.

Beverly B.
Denver, Colorado

I’ve been aware of the benefits of silver for many years.  Recently I ran into your product ... I tried your product on cysts that form on body from time to time.  The results were absolutely amazing!!!  I feel so strongly about your product I can't wait to share it with family, friends and anyone and everyone who could benefit from it's amazing benefits.  … I can help spread the word about what a wonderful, product this is.  I would be so excited to … share with anyone willing to try it.

Lisa R.
Scottsdale Arizona

I've been getting nothing but positive responses regarding the cleanser that you left samples of. … Interesting that several of the girls in the office has been begging me for a week to get her more of the pink version. I guess this demonstrates that women will pay the price if it works. … if you can send me some more samples of Cyclic, that would go a long way in getting some of the ladies in the office off my back.
Bob C.
V.P. Marketing & Purchasing
… Enterprises

I just started using your cyclic cleanser and absolutely love it.  I can't thank you enough. … Thanks for such a great product.  I am 46 with acne, hard to believe, and this soap has helped the first time I used it.

Donna D.

Hi, I just wanted to write you a short note to tell you how much I love your products!  I've been using them for about a month ordering the smaller sizes for my daughter and I.  She uses the silver and I use the pink.  Our skin has different issues but your product has produced amazing results.  Our skin looks so great that my neighbor just ordered two small bars and my daughter is telling all her friends in school because no one can believe how clear her acne prone, teenage skin is right now! prepared for more orders!

Thank you again!



I don't often do this, but I really wanted to send you a testimonial to post on your website. I have been using the nano soap for two evenings (I was very careful to follow your helpful directions) as I had a large hormonal pimple erupt on my cheek at the worst of all possible times.  I am so pale--that it normally takes weeks/even months for these to fade on their own.  Well, to my great surprise, after two nights of using your soap, my skin is perfectly clear!  No scar, no red mark, no nothing!!  At first I thought it was imagination .. but no...I checked the mirror very carefully... your cleanser is a miracle.  Than you so much for creating this product.  My full-size order is forthcoming!  Plus, not only is your product superb, but my order arrived in record time.  A first-class experience from start to finish!

D. L.
Washington, DC

 Good morning,
… I love it !  The texture of my skin is much improved and the constant break-outs have all but disappeared.  My pores even appear smaller! I work with entertainers always looking for a better product and I believe we've found it in Nano Silver!

Thank you for your amazing products and impeccable customer service.

Linda F.
Long Beach, CA

Hello, I am loving your product so much.that I posted a review on one of my favorite forums!I wanted to send you a copy as well:

I am so in love with this product that I had to write. I contracted a nasty bout of food poisoning which wreaked havoc on my skin--especially in the lower cheek area. When you're as pale (think ashen!) as I am, this is the worst as those red spots usually take decades to fade. Well, I started to do my trusty Internet research and I came across this product called Cyclic. It had received raves from many and assorted sites. I started with a small sample. You wet your face slightly, and then create a cream by rubbing for a few seconds in your wet hands, then you apply the cream and wait for 6 minutes. It does tingle a bit at first. When you wash off the cream, your skin looks and feels amazing. I ordered the Nano Silver Pink (which has more collagen) as I don't have oily skin. Almost overnight, the red marks faded (this has never happened to me!) and my pores looked clean and tight. I don't think it has much effect on wrinkles, but overall I have been 100% thrilled with the results. The ingredients are: Nano silver 99.99%, purified collagen, Silica, Chitosan, Sericin, Aloe, Vitamins A, E & D. When you receive your sample, it will look quite small (like a mini-bar of glycerine soap), but due to the way that you use it, the sample lasted 3-4 weeks.

My Mom (knowing that I'm a product junkie) just asked me for a recommendation for a 16 year old cousin that has severe cystic acne. I am going to buy her the silver version (which is designed for acne) and I will report back later on the results.

Deb L.
Washington, D.C. 20009


My experience with Cyclic has been truly amazing.  I have oily/acne prone skin which happens to be terribly sensitive.  From the first time I used your product I could tell it was different from every other product.  Within days of use my skin was becoming clearer, smoother, and brighter.  My huge pores on my nose were shrinking and my skin just started looking more vibrant.  I just cannot believe that my results could be achieved by a cleanser.  Now I don't have to waste a fortune on acne products that do not work when this product does the job.

I just wanted to let you know that my son gave me a bar of the pink nano silver cleanser, and I really like the results that I have seen!   I am not well, and have not been for some time, and from the medications that I have had to use along with the tremendous exhaustion that you can feel when not well, I could see it in my skin!  I have always looked much younger than my age, and at 49 years old, I felt that my skin was looking dull and lifeless.  But since using the nano cleanser, I really have seen an improvement in my complexion.  It is glowing again!!!!  So thank you for this wonderful product! … Thank you, take care and God bless.
Sandra A.

I first would like to say that for months on end I had (adult) acne and tried just about every product on the shelf...then I was off to the dermatologist and tried prescriptions, expensive cleansers, toners, name it.  After months of no success, my cousin referred me to Cyclic Nano Silver cleanser. We are both licensed NY State Cosmetologists and are able to get it at the Beauty Supply Place. Reluctantly, I picked up a bar figuring I'd get no results like the rest of the products and promises. Within one week, I have extreme improvement in my the point that people were asking me what I use on my skin that makes it look so radiant, so clear. I have to say that this is by far THE best I have ever used and I am dedicated to using it forever, and on top of it's natural!

Paula M.