(greensboro north carolina)
This stuff came out in the 70s. I remember the ads as a child. In the 90s they had an infomercial. I purchased the product and it worked great. Does not dry skin, it is a completely different approach to acne. Great for sensitive skin. Pro activ worked great for about 6 months then I developed some sort of reaction where I literally had hundreds of little red bumps.
The acne statin worked great in the 90s and I used it for about a year or two. Then , like many people do, I got bored and tried other prodcuts even though my skin looked great. Didn't have acne for years, then at age 40 my skin went crazy. I had used antibiotics and accutane in the 80s but by 2006 had a severe acne relapse. Looked on the internet and remembered acne statin (they don't do any advertising at all anymore) ordered the product and have been using it steadily since then. I was so scared to run out that I bought like 30 bottles of the cleanser/moisturizing lotion. Acne statin will be weird at first for most users because it doesn't dry your skin at all.
You put this mild non drying mosituring lotion on your face, steam it off with a hot washcloth and then put on a light coat of the same stuff you cleansed with as a moisturizer. No smell or irritation. At first your skin will break out a little more as the acne statin pulls the zits out of your skin (they call this the cleansing period) after about 3 months I had perfectly clear skin and even my blackheads on my nose are gone.
The only drawback to acne statin for me personally is that when I put on the cleanser/moisturizing lotion on as a moisturizer, it makes my hair greasy. Since I am on maintenance now, I just wash once or twice a day with the cleanser/moisturizer and only leave it on my face once or twice a week. Have gone off acne statin before, but when I stay off more than a week or two the pimples will start popping up.
I would recommend this product if dermatologist treatments, retin a, and proactive or Murad are irritating and drying for you, or if you have tried everything else and are desperate. The product is very simple and low key but it really, really works.