In desperation, I turned to acne message
boards in search of something really
different. I found
A week into the treatment, I knew I had
found the answer. I woke up in the morning
and my skin genuinely looked and felt
different. My pores had visibly tightened
and my skin tone had improved. The
transformation wasn't subtle. It was
dramatic. I still had a few spots at
that time, but the redness was fading fast.
Within a month, my acne just stopped.
It sounds cliché to say vitamin B5 "worked
like a miracle", but for someone who had
suffered with severe acne for a decade, that
was how it felt. I had found my solution.
was the difference?
Up until then, most of the treatments I had
been using targeted surface dirt or bacteria
clogging my pores (via benzoyl peroxide or
salicylic acid). They targeted toxins in my
skin cells (via antioxidants). Some of them
stripped away oil from the surface of
my skin. But none of them changed why
I had oily skin in the first place. None of them
effected my body's metabolism of skin oil.
No topical cream is going to change your
metabolism. To accomplish that, you need an internal treatment.
When your body pumps out too much oil too
fast, that oil pressurizes and hardens under
your skin. That's what those nasty white
clumps of pus you see in pimples are:
compressed skin oil. Put simply, vitamin
B5 acne treatment works by providing your
body with the natural fuel it needs to
metabolize that skin oil before it gets a
chance to build up.
A good acne treatment shouldn't just work.
It should be practical. Back when I
got started, typical B5 regimens involved
taking upwards of 10-20 pills per day.
Clear5 is great because its time-release
formula means that you can get clear skin
with a much smaller dose, and the formula
also includes key ingredients that make
Clear5 both a safer and more effective
supplement, such as biotin and zinc.
At last, I no longer needed to obsess over
washing my face with an entire system of
creams and cleansers every day. In fact,
even if all I bothered with was a daily
rinse, my skin stayed clear!
And it wasn't just my face. One of the
downsides of topical treatments is that they
only treat the area where they are applied,
but an internal treatment can effect your
whole body at once - that means clearing up
acne on your face, back and body in one
wouldn't getting vitamin B5 directly from
your diet be better?
In the case of most supplements, that's
exactly what I would recommend. Vitamin B5
is present in a ton of foods, including
eggs, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower,
yogurt, corn, tomatoes, liver,
grapefruit...the list goes on. But there's a
While getting a sufficient level of vitamin
B5 from your diet isn't hard, if you have
acne, getting just a "sufficient" level of
B5 isn't enough. You need to be taking a
For that you need a supplement.
This is not just a vitamin deficiency. It's
a simple principle: if your body is
producing above-average levels of skin oil,
you need to counter it with an above-average
intake of vitamin B5.
Thankfully, vitamin B5 is one of the safest
vitamins out there. It's water-soluble with
very mild side effects (stomach irritation
and stool softening) that are temporary and
fairly rare. I've used it for years
now without any downsides (all I need is a
small maintenance dose these days). Of
course, you should always listen to your
body and reduce dosage or quit if you happen
to have any
should definitely give this a shot
If you have acne, I highly recommend giving
a vitamin B5 treatment such as Clear5 a try.
It worked amazingly well for me, and since
acne is caused by excess skin oil in the
vast majority of cases, the chances are high
that it will work for you as well.
Still not sure if Clear5 is right for
you? Check out:
NOT see results from B5 treatment
- Clear5 home page and also a great
source of information about B5 acne
Vitamin B5 Acne FAQ
- Answers to some of the most popular
questions regarding the treatment.