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Alexis Thiel
17:10 28 Feb 18
I have struggled with acne for the past 10+ years and tried everything to get rid of it. Over the years I have spent a lot of money, tried multiple lines of topical acne products, dermatologists, medication, but nothing worked. After finding the Natural Acne Clinic online, the only reason I was hesitant was because of the cost. But it was absolutely worth every penny! Not only is my acne now under control, but my skin (and entire body) is healthier than it's ever been. I truly did not think these results would be possible in just 4 months! My skin is so smooth and has a healthy glow that I never in a million years thought was possible with my skin that had suffered for so long. Their natural approach to acne treatment is exactly what I needed. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone. Don't let the cost stop you like it almost stopped me. It's not just your face, it's the health of your entire body that you are investing in!
Kelli M
22:57 28 Feb 18
There are more than 5 stars to be given to two women who can—without ever seeing me in person—transform my skin in a matter of a couple months. I heard about the clinic by googling. I asked a friend who lives in Denver if she'd heard of this place as she has similar skin issues—her dermatologist recommended she try this clinic because he admitted he couldn’t offer her what he knew they could. I joined the distance program, as I live in the Midwest. It was pretty easy to follow the guidance: tweak the diet, eliminate foods and products that hurt you, and use products that support your skin and the job is it trying to do. There were two things I’d say were the best: (1) complete and instant elimination of the paranoia of “what’s my skin doing today and what can I do to deal with it?” and (2) my skin looks better now that most people my age, even after all the years of acne—sure I have some scars from cysts, but I like my glow and texture—and that makes using make-up fun. I feel like my facial features stand out much more.instead of acne and redness. The downsides for me: (1) the program cost was a bit of a shock. That said, now that I’m in the maintenance regimen, the cost is more than fair for peace of mind and wonderful skin ($100 every 3-4 months, I guess). I’m saving tons in the long-run as I won’t be buying harmful chemicals ever again (that includes harmful hair and bath products). (2) the breakouts in the first couple weeks were frustrating—they were worse than what I started with! The coach helped me though. I could tell that my skin was improving on the whole, but getting clear was an uphill climb for a good 8 weeks. Get through that, and you’ll be cartwheeling around town. I’m 38 and suffered on-off cystic acne and hormonal acne and rosacea-type stuff for about 15 years. Don’t wait. Don’t hope and try what your friend with perfect skin uses--she doesn’t have our problem. Don’t do drugs, either. I highly recommend this clinic. Yours with clear skin and a smile, KM
Allison Mastrangelo
15:46 20 Feb 18
This clinic’s long-distance program helped me tremendously in getting more education about the possible causes for my acne. I was supported and held accountable while sticking to the program and the recommendations. This program is a wonderful option if you have already tried so many medications and skin care regimens. I found a lot of valuable insight and an improvement in my self-esteem through completing this program. My skin is so much clearer, and my body feels healthier. This was definitely worth it for me.
04:28 07 Mar 18
For the last decade, I tried what felt like every product, supplement, and medicine that claimed to get rid of my acne, to no avail. From the start, Nikki and Casey were attentive, understanding, and confident that their program would clear me, even though I had my doubts. I knew it'd be a substantial investment for me, but I was tired of throwing money at ineffective or unsustainable solutions. I'm 1 month into maintenance, and I haven't broken out ONCE in the last 2 months, which was an unfathomable reality for me 6 months ago. The products and supplements are top notch. After the first couple of peels, I could see a difference in all my past scaring and pigmentation. When I started seeing results around a month in, I decided to give up all dairy and meat in addition to their diet recommendations (not required). Whether it was from the vegan diet, probiotics, herbs or the combination of all three, I feel so much better! I have so much more energy, fewer headaches & digestive issues, no more brain fog and feel way less achy and tired in general - all in addition to having clear skin :) The only downside about the program was that it did cost more than estimated range on the website, and they were occasionally out of products I needed, so I had to pay for extra shipping or drive 30 minutes to the clinic to pick it up. Ultimately though, the cost is definitely worth it. I'm really grateful to the Natural Acne Clinic not only for my completely clear skin, but my regained confidence, mental clarity, and overall health! Thank you so much!
Ellie Powell
20:58 03 Mar 18
I would 100% recommend this clinic and acne program to anyone who struggles with acne and can’t get rid of it using topical products. I was a little skeptical at first because I have tried just about everything for my skin and didn’t think the “natural way” would be effective enough for me. I was wrong. It was a commitment to make the diet and lifestyle changes, but in the end well worth it. I started feeling better, noticed less breakouts. By the 90 mark of my 16 week program, I had SUCH few breakouts. I was used to getting 10+ new breakouts in a 2 week span, now I was getting 2, if that. I am so happy with my results, now just dealing with getting rid of hyperpigmentation, but they work with you through that too! You’re able to reach out to your coach whenever you need to, even after your program ends.
Megan Berry
20:50 01 Mar 18
After struggling with acne for so many years, it's hard to believe that there is something out there that actually works. The Natural Acne clinic is seriously amazing. They have taken all the guesswork out of the process, which for me, was huge, because I've spent SO many hours pretty much reading the entire internet in regards to natural acne cures. Not only was having acne terrible, but the endless search for answers was overwhelming and so emotionally draining!! They customized a program for me and within 2 weeks or so I started seeing less and less breakouts...By month 2, if I did get a breakout they were small and were gone so quickly...such a crazy change from the scary painful monster zits I used to get on my chin that would literally stick around for weeks. Each week I was improving and by month 4 I had no acne and my skin was truly glowing. It was so incredible. I still cannot believe I am one of the success stories! The program is definitely an investment, but it is without a doubt, some of the best money I have ever spent! Having clear skin has positively impacted so many other ares of my life. I am beyond thankful that I found this place...and so grateful to all the wonderful people at Natural acne clinic that helped me get clear! Thank You!!!
G Ludovico
21:21 15 Feb 18
Natural Acne Clinic has been the best thing to happen to my skin. Dealing with hormonal acne in my 40s took a toll on my confidence and on my wallet. I was spending a lot of money on expensive acne products, medications and treatments that promised me a clear complexion but left me sadly disappointed. I worked with the Natural Acne Clinic via their virtual program and I can say that I am finally LOVING my skin again. The change has been amazing to say the least. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking clear and healthy skin. Worth EVERY PENNY. Thank you Natural Acne Clinic for helping me achieve clear skin!
B Lynn
08:39 12 Apr 18
My acne started getting severe and I didn’t want to do any treatments through the dermatologist that could be harmful to my body so I started looking for natural alternatives. Somehow I came across The Natural Acne Clinic and I am so beyond grateful to these amazing professionals for helping me get control of my inflamed, cystic acne! I am also grateful for their virtual coach program as I am from the Chicago area. Not only am I completely clear, but I am healthier and more knowledgeable overall! It takes a lot of patience and dedication to go the natural route but it is 100% worth it!:)
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Vitamin A for Acne Treatment

Vitamin A for Acne Treatment

By | 2018-02-24T14:20:10+00:00 February 1, 2016|Acne, Natural Medicine for Acne|

Carotene is Vitamin A in CarrotsVitamin A supplementation from natural sources and the infamous Accutane (a vitamin A derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid that WE DO NOT RECOMMEND) are two of the most well-known internal/oral treatments of acne. If you are wanting to treat your acne without Accutane, you can! Since Accutane is a synthetic form of vitamin A, natural forms of Vitamin A, such as Vitamedica’s Healthy Skin, which uses Betatene and Palmatate sources, work just as well— without harmful side effects.

There is a ton of information available online, both on websites and in medical journals, which can get pretty deep into the science of why vitamin A for acne is a good treatment method. If you are looking for a more simplified version, here it is:

How Does Vitamin A Work?

First, we must have an understanding of what acne is before knowing how vitamin A works will make sense. For most people, acne is an “inherited condition of the pores.” This means that the way the pores perform or behave is inherited. The causes of acne, however, are not consistent—what caused acne for your mom or dad may not cause it for you. This also explains why your best friend may eat the same foods as you, and share many other things in common with you, but not have acne when you do. They did not inherit the specific behaviors that cause acne to develop at the level of the skin.

So what are these specific behaviors of the pore that cause acne?

A process called retention hyperkeratosis is what makes specific pores acne-prone versus a healthy pore that never breaks out. It is this under-the-skin process that is shedding up to 5 times the amount of dead skin cells per day than a healthy cell. A healthy cell will shed approximately one layer of dead skin per day inside the pore. The pore cannot expel the excess dead skin cells, so they start to build up in the pore.

13672115034_d0da82b9a7_oIn addition to a mass of dead skin cells forming under the skin, a sticky layer starts to form as well and creates what is called a microcomodone. A microcomodone is the beginning stage of a breakout, underneath the skin, consisting of sticky dead skin cells. These cannot be seen just by looking at the surface of your skin! They will linger underneath of the skin for up to 90 days before you can ever see or feel them at the surface.

Now that we know that, at the skin level, acne is a genetic condition where the pores are turning over too many dead skin cells in a day (compared to a normal cell), it makes sense that we would want to slow down cellular turnover AND treat acne from the inside out. This is where vitamin A for acne can be beneficial, because vitamin A (in specific forms) slows down cell turnover. In short:

  • Vitamin A helps skin repair itself so that dead skin cells turn over less (a.k.a. slows down cell turnover), often leading to less clogged pores. There are also secondary effects, such as reduced inflammation and reduced androgens in the skin, which can also contribute to clogged pores.
  • Those with inflammatory acne are often assumed to have low/decreased amounts of Vitamin A in their bodies.

Vitamin A from Food

  • Vitamin A comes in many forms. You can get an active form of Vitamin A (retinol) from animal products, most notably, eating liver weekly or drinking cod liver oils daily. You aren’t likely to meet the therapeutic dose of vitamin A through diet alone without these animal sources of vitamin A (retinol).

Unfortunately, these vitamin A sources are also acne- triggering, due their high levels of iodine and androgen (testosterone) stimulating side effects.

  • Carotenoids are another form of vitamin A, found in carrots, orange-yellow vegetables, and leafy greens. Consuming provitamin A (carotenoids), a precursor to the retinol form of vitamin A which is in plant sources, will not be enough to reach the recommended 10,000 IU of vitamin A per day.

You only absorb about 1/12th of carotenoids through digestion, so supplementation is absolutely necessary.

Vitamin A Supplements for Acne

  • The active form of Vitamin A (retinoids) has an upper safety limit of 10,000 IUs per day. Most supplements don’t go above 5,000 IUs of retinoids.
  • If you are diabetic, pregnant, or breastfeeding, seek advice from your physician before supplementing with vitamin A.
  • You cannot overdose on provitamin A (carotenoids), but your skin might turn an orange hue if you take too much. Simply taking less will alleviate the problem.

Since there is a wide range of consensus that Vitamin A is one of the best acne treatments, we recommend Vitamedica Healthy Skin supplement for mild to moderate acne, and in cases of more severe acne, the slightly stronger Clear Skin Formula Daily Packs. The acne vitamin blends we offer are composed of the plant-based form of Vitamin A carotenoid, Betanine, and the vitamin A retinoid, Palmitate which is commonly found in much lower quantities in skim milk (but because cow’s milk is an acne trigger this is not a recommended source). The blends also contain a proprietary mix of herbs and a few of the other best vitamins for acne, such as zinc and selenium.


All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Natural Acne Clinic makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

About the Author: Jessica Gremley

Jessica has been a Medical Esthetician, Certified Acne Specialist & Healing Diets Coach since 2003. Like many, she struggled with acne and was frustrated with an endless cycle it clearing up and then returning. She became determined to find a way to clear acne without pharmaceuticals. Today, she offers a complete acne regimen - combining proven products, natural supplements and lifestyle changes - with a 90% success rate. Her Natural Acne Clinic just outside of Denver, Colorado and she also offers virtual treatment programs for people across the country.


  1. hanna March 17, 2016 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Do you ship to Asia?
    Also, are you interested if I bring naturalacneclinic to asia? We have thousands of women with this problem, provided hot & humid climate of asia.


    • Jessica Gremley August 7, 2017 at 12:49 am - Reply

      Hi Hanna,
      We absolutely can ship to Asia! Our Virtual Acne Clearing program is offered worldwide and we can ship to many countries such as yours. Let us know how we can help:)

      Natural Acne Clinic Founder

  2. JoJo May 8, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply


    Saw your post (Vitamin A For Acne) & was wondering if you can help? I have breakouts & inflammation on my chin area. Everyday I wake up I get a new one or two

    I would like to start taking Vitamin A, but not sure how many mg? I should note that I took Accutane yrs ago & Vitamin A & it worked well for me! But suddenly some of acne came back on my chin & around mouth

    Any advice/tips?

    • Jessica Gremley August 7, 2017 at 12:47 am - Reply

      Hi Jojo,
      Thank you for this question! A therapeutic dose of 10,000 iu’s of Vitamin A can be taken per day when actively breaking out. After our clients get clear from our Virtual Acne Clearing Program, they reduce the amount of Vitamin A to about 3-5,0000 iu’s per day to maintain their clear skin.

      If you are looking for comprehensive solution I recommend our 60-minute Virtual Acne Consultation. I promise you will end the call feeling empowered and ready to clear your skin- once and for all:)

      Natural Acne Clinic Founder

  3. LDX June 8, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Useful information!

  4. Jay June 13, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply


    I have moderate acne around my chin, mouth and upper back 🙁 I already took Accutane so I don’t know what’s the deal? Thinking about getting the Vitamedica Healthy Skin supplement but would like to know if it is safe to take on a daily basis (every single day – forever)?

    • Jessica Gremley August 7, 2017 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Hello Jay,
      Thank you for your question! Yes, Vitamin A derived naturally is safe to take on a daily basis. If acne prone, the Healthy Skin Supplement is a safe alternative to Accutane to reduce oil and cell turnover. We offer a subscription for this product that saves you 5% and ships monthly!

      Natural Acne Clinic Founder

  5. Dawn September 8, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Is it safe for a young teen to take the supplements and wondering the size of pills? My daughter is 13 and has not been successful swallowing pills. Thank you

    • Gwen Stanley October 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Dawn, thanks for your question. Yes, it is safe for a teen to take the supplements, and we have many clients who are right around your daughter’s age. I always recommend swallowing the pills with a little apple sauce, as this will help them to go down smoothly.

  6. ciera15mcclure November 16, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

    I am interested in taking the vitamin supplements you offer that contains vitamin a and zinc to help clear up my long lasting acne. However, the site won’t accept my card for some reason I’m not sure if I’m typing something in wrong or what. Is there any other supplements you suggest from a local drug store that would contain both vitamin A and Zinc??

    • Juliana Tringali February 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      Thank you for contacting us! The supplements we provide are specifically formulated for acne prone skin and are of high quality, organically sourced ingredients. If you are having trouble ordering online, feel free to give us a call at 720-340-2263, and we can help you troubleshoot what could be going on with payments.

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