Success Story

Every month, we would like to feature an FR success story. Maybe you will be the next one!

Today, I’d like to share Victoria’s story with you. She came to us a few years ago and had battled with acne for years.


“I have been going to Face Reality and not only has my face cleared but I actually get compliments on my skin! The staff and Laura is nothing but supportive and very helpful when it comes to the stress and struggles of acne sufferers. The routine, itself, is very easy and as long as you follow the home care regimen, it works. I have tried Proactiv and many OTC and dermatologist-prescribed acne products and none of the products have left me with the skin I have now. Thank you Laura!”            Victoria C.  Continue Reading »

Acne Hacks – How to Use Hydrating Emulsion More Effectively

Acne Hacks

Every month we want to provide you with new and better ways to use your products and/or keep your skin clear. These are akin to Life Hacks, but for your skin!

Hydrating Emulsion

You love your Hydrating Emulsion! That cool, blue gel is a perfect lightweight moisturizer; defending against irritation caused by dryness and helping your skin achieve a healthy balance.  Continue Reading »

New Members of the FRamily!



Please join us in welcoming Roxanne, Tanya, Shawn, Steven, and Dena.

Steven, Tanya, and Shawn are great additions to our front desk and shipping & receiving staff. Dena and Roxanne have joined our team of talented Acne Specialists.

We are so pleased to have them be a part of the Face Reality family!

Newly-redesigned website!


We are very proud of our new website. We have added new articles into the Acne Information Center. There is always more to learn about acne and related skin conditions. Feel free to take a tour and partake!

Face Reality Acne Clinic


This is ridiculous….. Acne products pose dangerous allergy risk, FDA warns

Here’s the article that is all over the news right now:

Acne Products Pose Risk

Most important quote from that article – “But the FDA says it has received 131 reports over the past 45 years of severe reactions that resulted in hospitalizations 44 percent of the time but haven’t been linked to any deaths.”

Here’s the reality:

The Center for Disease Control says this:  “Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.”

Those antibiotics that your dermatologist so readily prescribes to you for acne (and doesn’t work to get your skin clear over the long run) poses a MUCH bigger threat to you than acne products.   Continue Reading »

Overdue – Welcome Melissa and Sue to the FR Team

We would like to welcome new members of our staff, Melissa and Sue.  Sue joined us in November and Melissa in January. Continue Reading »

The Safety of Benzoyl Peroxide

Some people have concerns about the use of benzoyl peroxide to control acne.  The concern revolves around the fact that it generates free radicals when it kills bacteria inside the pore.  What most people don’t know, is the very act of cardiovascular exercise (breathing heavily) also creates free radicals in the body.  Are you going to stop exercising? No, because it’s all about balance – a cost/benefit ratio.  The benefit of using benzoyl peroxid is that it is one of the best ingredients to not only kill bacteria; but more importantly, it peels the inside of the pore.  That peeling kills the microcomedone – the beginning of all acne lesions. Continue Reading »

Doctors are Finally Coming Around…

This is what we have been saying for YEARS!  But, doctors have to say it to other doctors in order for it to be believed and heard.  Thank god some doctors are finally saying something.

A Controversial Proposal

No More Antibiotics for Acne!

Muneeza Muhammad, BA, Ted Rosen, MD


For a drug-free, safe way to get clear skin once and for all, go to Face Reality Acne Clinic. We’ve  cleared up thousands of acne sufferers.

Scientific Study – Whey Protein and Acne

Well, it’s always good to have a scientific study to back up what we already know… that whey protein can cause acne, period.

An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6):907-12. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132024.

Incidence of acne vulgaris in young adult users of protein-calorie supplements in the city of João Pessoa – PB.

Pontes Tde C1, Fernandes Filho GM1, Trindade Ade S1, Sobral Filho JF2.

Author information

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The Dangers of Prescriptions for Acne

Going to a dermatologist’s office and getting prescription drugs is the logical, first choice for many acne sufferers.  Patients are usually given antibiotics, and/or a choice of prescription retinoids to try.  Most often, when this approach fails, the dermatologist will prescribe a new antibiotic and then often another.  When those treatments fail, physicians will often recommend a cycle of Accutane (or it’s generic equivalents).   Unfortunately, prescription drugs usually fail or only temporarily clear the acne and there are many side effects which can be very dangerous. Continue Reading »