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help: clear skin

get clear skin with natural anti-bacterial lactoferrin, aloe vera and zinc gluconate - clinically proven spot & acne treatment.


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help: clear skin overview

"I've only been using help: clear skin for two weeks but the difference in my skin is incredible"

Searching for the best acne treatment?

help: clear skin contains PravENAC™, our proprietary formula incorporating a clinically proven bioactive protein rich in lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been shown to reduce the development of the bacteria responsible for many skin conditions such as acne, spots, blackheads and whiteheads due to its anti-microbial effects. 

It’s so simple. All you need to do with help: clear skin… is drink it!

No lengthy bathroom procedures or underperforming products; Just a simple soluble formula containing natural ingredients which have been proven to help you prevent spots, leaving you with naturally clear skin and a healthy complexion

Simply empty a sachet once daily into your favourite beverage or soft food (can be either hot or cold), stir until dissolved and look forward to clearer, healthier skin in just a few weeks.

Take a look at our case study stories and clinical studies to see exactly how help: clear skin can work to help you clear your skin and help prevent spots from forming in the future as a long term skincare solution

help: clear skin is suitable for vegetarians, diabetics and anyone lactose intolerant and is gluten free.

Each 3.5g skin food supplement sachet contains 200mg of lactoferrin, the full recommended daily intake.

Each serving also contains high extract aloe vera and zinc gluconate which have an antimicrobial and nourishing effect on the skin and oligofructose which is a source of soluble fibre extracted from the chicory root.

help: clear skin - What causes acne?

Acne is a very common condition. It is recognisable by areas of spots, redness, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and greasy skin. This skin condition affects 80% of 11-30 year olds.

Acne is one of the most recognisable skin conditions. Despite its prevalence (8 out of 10 teenagers are affected), acne causes social embarrassment, associated physical and psychological scarring and can be life changing.

What is acne?

Many people ask “what is acne” and “do I have acne”?  Acne Vulgaris is a simple identifiable skin condition that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. The most common names for acne are blackheads, blemishes, whiteheads, pimples, spots or zits. When you have just a few red spots or pimples, you have what’s termed a mild form of acne.  Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest and back. Or it can be larger, solid red lumps that are painful, and these are known as cysts.

How does acne form?

Acne starts with the formation of a microcomedo, which is simply a clogged hair follicle (or pore) in the skin. Stage two consists of non-inflammatory lesions, whiteheads (closed comedones) and blackheads (open comedones). These non-inflammatory lesions can then turn into inflammatory lesions. Depending on how severe your acne is, the inflammatory lesion range comprises of small pimples on your skin, small raised spots containing pus (pustules) or nodulocystic lesions, which is characterised by lots of inflamed and non-inflamed firm lumps and cavities which can cause scarring.

What causes acne is still uncertain. The strongest medical leads suggest it is caused by changes in hormones called androgens, or it may be due to alterations in follicular linoleic acid levels, and the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1a (a group of proteins which controls your body’s response to infections). Other factors, such as your genes (if you parents had acne), stress, and diet, may also affect the development and severity of acne.

What causes acne

Is there a cure for acne?

There are acne treatments that successfully treat and control the condition if the right skincare routine is carried out and maintained.

Causes of acne

A few small studies have shown a correlation between certain food groups and acne. Dairy products and carbohydrates with a high glycemic index may be possible causes of acne.  However there aren’t any foods that are proven to actually cause acne.  A diet high in protein and carbohydrates with a low glycemic index has been shown to improve acne breakouts.

What are the present therapeutic approaches to acne and the causes of acne?

Treatments for acne include topical therapy (which means treating the surface of the skin with products such as creams, gels and lotions) or systemic therapy (such as using antibiotics). Dependent upon the severity of the acme, a single or combined therapy is suggested.  In general, topical and systemic therapies aim to reduce  hyperkeratosis (thickening of the outer layer of the skin), follicular plugging, while reducing bacteria and inflammation.

The main active ingredients in gel, cream or liquid formulations consist of retinoids and antibiotics.  Hormonal treatment is occasionally used for most types of acne in both adult and adolescent females.  However these types of non-natural therapies are often accompanied by adverse side effects.

Whatever the type of acne or perceived cause of acne, it’s important to seek out the right type of treatment to alleviate the long term affects.

Acne Treatment Before & After - How help: clear skin has helped

Looking for an acne treatment that works? Have a look at these before and after images of acne sufferers to discover how help: clear skin has helped them improve their skin.

If you suffer from mild, moderate, severe or intermittent hormonal acne, we hope the transformations of our case study participants give you the confidence to try our natural spot treatment.

Click on the images below for our participants’ individual stories, from their personal experience with acne to the remarkable difference that taking help: clear skin regularly has made. If you’ve been struggling to find a spot treatment that does the trick for you, remember that suffering from acne does not need to be a long term condition as these stories demonstrate.

Coco Cerys beforeCoco Cerys after

“...there is a remarkable difference in my skin...”

– Coco Cerys

Sarah P beforeSarah P after

“I always thought acne would be something I would grow out of...”

– Sarah P

Sarah B beforeSarah B after

“Even professional beauty experts suffer with problem skin.”

– Sarah B

Sunddas beforeSunddas after

“It's really helped with my confidence”

– Sunddas

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Clinical Studies

The positive effects of lactoferrin on acne has been proven in clinical studies on acne sufferers who showed visible changes including fewer blemishes, a reduction in the amount of redness and less oiliness.

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The positive effects of lactoferrin on acne

Below are the results of example consumer and clinical research studies proving the benefits of lactoferrin as a skin treatment on both Asian and Caucasian skin types when consumed daily over a period of 4 to 8 weeks.

Consumer research study 1 – test market group

Evaluating lactoferrin as a dietary supplement for the support of a healthy complexion

44 participants, for whom other so called ‘acne cures’ had proven ineffective, but who shared the desire to be acne-free, were enrolled in the study  (223 males and 21 females).  For 8 weeks the subjects were supplemented with 200mg lactoferrin.  Photographs taken by an independent photographer were blinden and evaluated by an independent dermatologist.

Subject data were collected at week 0 (baseline), which occurred before supplementation started, as well as at weeks 2, 4 and 8.  The number of blackheads (open comedones) and non-blackheads (including whiteheads, closed comedones, papules, pustules and nodulocystic lesions) were counted on the forehead, left cheek, right cheek, chin and nose.  For each subject, blackheads and non-blackheads were summed over the facial regions each week.

After stopping lactoferrin supplementation at week 8, the number of blemishes started to increase as measured by an increased number of blemishes at week 12.

Over 76% of the participants observed visible improvements, including fewer blemishes, a reduction in the amount of redness and less oiliness.

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Consumer research study 2 – test market group

Evaluating the effectiveness of lactoferrin in a dietary supplement regimen

Forty-two participants were enrolled in the study and divided into 3 groups.  The groups were stratified for gender and baseline acne severity.  All groups were supplemented with Lactoferrin for 7 successive weeks.  Group 1 received a total amount of 25mg lactoferrin per day; Group 2 received a total amount of 100mg lactoferrin per day; Group 3 received a total amount of  200mg lactoferrin per day.

Subjects had front profile photographs taken by an independent photographer.  Photographs were blinded and evaluated by a dermatologist.  Subject data ere reported at week 0 (baseline) and week 8.

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  • Praventic 2b
  • Praventic 2c
  • Praventic 2d
  • Praventic 2e
  • Praventic 2f
  • Praventic 2g

Clinical research study 1 – effectiveness on ethnic skin types

Evaluating the effectiveness of lactoferrin on ethnic skin types

1 dosage study: 200mg lactoferrin, twice daily (no placebo)
14 subjects (4 male and 10 female) with mild to moderate acne, 15-27 years (av. 21)
Examination and photographs at week 0, 2,4,8 and 12 weeks.  Interviewed on self -assessment of acne, complexion and self esteem/confidence
Photographs and data assessed by an independent dermatologist

  • Praventic 3a
  • Lactoferrin 3b
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  • Lactoferrin 3d
  • Lactoferrin 3c

About PravENAC™

Unique PravENAC formula

PravENAC™ is a proprietary Lactoferrin–based anti-acne supplement specifically formulated to help improve skin. The active ingredients in the formula include aloe vera and zinc gluconate and they provide antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help you achieve and maintain normal acne-free skin.

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is produced by a proprietary process that derives a bioactive complex from whey rich in the lactoferrin fraction. Milk’s many bioactive components have specific physiological effects to support a healthy complexion from the inside.

Lactoferrin is present naturally in our exocrine secretions: milk, tears, nasal exudate, bronchial mucus, gastrointestinal fluids and saliva.  A primary function of lactoferrin is scavenging free iron in body fluids and inflamed sites to suppress free radical-mediated damage (much like an antioxidant) and diminish availability of the element to invading microbes.

How does it work?

PravENAC powder on spoon - help: clear skin

Lactoferrin works in two ways. Firstly it inhibits the growth of propionibacterium which is present on most people’s skin and responsible for acne, spots and blemishes, thereby lessening the number of new skin irritants forming.  Secondly its anti-inflammatory properties mean that the size of blemishes is reduced and the blemishes health quicker, resulting in a smoother complexion.

Can Lactoferrin help with scarring?

Yes - lactoferrin helps repair damaged cells caused by acne and spots, although it must be taken daily for a period of several weeks before you will see the longer term benefit.

Can Lactoferrin help to lighten my skin?

Yes, again, taken daily over a period of several weeks it will help even out skin tone and provide a natural skin-lightening benefit

Is PravENAC™ an acne cure?

The combination of these pure and natural nutraceutical ingredients in the PravENAC™  formulation  helps reduce the symptoms of acne by reducing the bacteria associated with this debilitating skin condition through its anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

help: clear skin reviews

We’re letting our customers do the talking...

Take a look at some recent independent reviews for help: clear skin. Our reviewers have taken the time to test our products (look out for their before and after images) and give unbiased feedback, so you don't have to just believe what we say!

We love the fact that they want to spread the benefits of help: clear skin to other acne sufferers.

help: clear skin reviews

“The few spots I had on my face at the time disappeared quite rapidly and I had no more appear while I was taking these. This was amazing... As soon as I ran out of sachets, spots started to appear again!... I can honestly recommend these supplements, it’s so simple and quick....If you do suffer with acne or you are like I was “paranoid about my skin” is so worth trying! I found that my skin looked much clearer, brighter and healthier.”

“If you are prone to acne, this is an ideal remedy without resorting to harsh chemical topical solutions or medicines.”

“Our top 3 acne products to help you get clear skin... help: clear skin contains lactoferrin, a clinically proven, natural way to help reduce blemishes, in handy daily sachets to mix with water.”

“reduce the bacteria that causes acne and breakouts, while also reducing inflammation and redness”

“Week 3: My skin is looking brighter, although I am still getting spots they aren't coming up as painful as usual, and my existing spots have begun to reduce in size.”

“Week 4: My face looks fresher, brighter and for want of a better word: healthier.”

"After trialling Help: Clear Skin for a month my skin was left clear, and as if I had just been a holiday. I was glowing, which was perfect for this time of the year as in the winter your skin is nothing but dull and needing some life.... A product that can make such a big difference in a short amount of time, it is a must have product if you’re soon to be married or going to a big event..... My skin was much less red than it had been, and it also cleared up the dry skin on my face."

“It's not time consuming or stressful, plus the sachets mean you can pop a few in your bag for when you are on the go.”

“Over the course of the trial I could see my skin improving. Within about a week, the outbreak, although still incredibly red, was a lot less painful. While you couldn’t see much of a difference, I could definitely feel a difference.... My skin is by no means perfect, but comparing the before and after, you can´t deny that some serious improvement happened... it has been at least 2 weeks since an angry yellow monster showed up anywhere on my face, or body... I'm sold on this and will be grabbing another box.”

“It’s not an instant solution – but then it doesn’t claim to be, but I did definitely notice a difference, and even after some late nights and a few days of poor diet – usually a sure precursor to a break out – my skin stayed clear.”

“I did notice a difference and I was impressed…If you are looking for a great way to clear up your skin without all the harmful chemicals, creams or pills I do suggest giving the help: clear skin line a try!”

“I just want to take a minute to thank you and your company again! I used to be a model, with very clean skin. After my 2 times pregnancy and 2 beautiful babies, my skin changed, it break out a lot on my shoulder and back! I tried so many different product out on the market. No use! Finally I discovered works with water, after one month, my shoulder and back is clean! It really works! Many many thanks!”

“I noticed a difference within a few days and my skin did 100% improve. 9/10”

“Works With Water Nutraceuticals take the guesswork out of skin nutrition with these darling little sachets that will give problem skin the HELP it needs to clear up.”

“The big question, how did it work out? Well, it definitely got rid of the acne along my T Zone aka the problem area. The painful, under the skin pimples that I get all the time didn't seem to appear as much and also didn't hurt as much.... I have absolutely loved the results from using this 'supplement' and if you are fed up of applying topical application to help with your spots, then I highly suggest trying this as an alternative.”

“I am now in my third week of the trial, with only one more to go and I have to say that I have been seeing some great improvements.”

“After the two week trial, I did find it helped control breakouts on my chin…also helped the stubborn spots that are always on my chin to heal a bit faster…it did help control new breakouts on the forehead when I was gorging on junk food for around a week. I would have been a big spotty mess otherwise.”

* my scars are visible faded (I've been taking this supplement for 4 weeks now);
* it does not taste a thing, so I am really happy with that;
* portable and non-messy at all;
* dissolves quickly;
* I could not find any to be honest!”

“It's really amazing and it's healthy too”

“I've been drinking Help: Clear Skin for several weeks now, and even after the first week, I noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I've found that my skin is much more softer, supple and less oily - which is a big plus!... This is a product that has really improved my skin, and I highly recommend those with problematic skin, acne and blemish prone skin to give this a try!”

“…my skin isn’t perfect but I was surprised by the difference that I noticed after a few weeks of using this product.”

“I decided to try out their product (100% natural ingredients), because I wanted to see if it can help me out in finally clearing up my skin completely! And it did!.... I'm loving my clear skin now! Having a clear skin makes me feel beautiful, self-confident, happy!”

“I’ve seen how much better my complexion is with the boost that this supplement gives and I simply don’t want to go back to constantly yo-yoing between occasional good skin and breakouts.”

“It's fuss-free and easily slotted into a daily routine, taking less time than it would to apply moisturiser or similar products and I really think I saw an improvement in my existing spots and a lack of new ones developing.”

“I didn't notice it in my drink at all, it's like a little miracle powder that you don't even know is there.... I believe it has had a fundamental role in helping to improve my skin from the inside out.”

“I can't recommend it enough; it's made a big difference to the condition of my skin and has really helped!... I highly recommend help: clear skin as it is an all-natural diet supplement which contains aloe vera, lactoferrin and zinc gluconate.”

“I have noticed that my breakouts haven't been as angry or clustered since taking help: clear skin, that's a big positive effect of taking it”

“Wave goodbye to stubborn spots with Works with Water Nutraceuticals”

“It is now 21 days since I started drinking the magic juice and I am noticing serious results! My skin is actually starting to look good!”

“If you are prone to acne, this [help: clear skin] is an ideal remedy without resorting to harsh chemical topical solutions or medicines”

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Dr Sarah Brewer

Milk protein contains lactoferrin which reduces the growth of causative bacteria and improves skin inflammation. Taking a product that contains dairy peptides offers a natural and effective approach to treatment (of skin problems)..."

Dr Sarah Brewer - The Natural Health Guru says:

Although acne is often thought of as a teenage problem, a significant number of adults in their 30's and 40's are affected, too. Dairy peptides contain immune-boosting substances, such as lactoferrin, which can reduce the growth of the causative bacteria and improve skin inflammation. This is great news for those having to cope with the emotional and physical discomfort associated with recurrent skin blemishes. Taking a product that contains dairy peptides offers a natural and effective approach to treatment. Sadly, drinking milk itself does not work as milk contains additional hormones that can make acne worse."


What is PravENAC™?

PravENAC™ is our unique formulation containing a natural milk protein, rich in bioactive lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been clinically proven to help reduce acne blemishes and help you maintain a healthy, clearer complexion.

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So, how does it all work?

Lactoferrin works in two ways. Firstly, it inhibits the growth of the propionibacterium, a type of bacteria that is present on most people's skin and one of the causes of acne. By stopping the growth of this bacteria, lactoferrin reduces the number of new skin blemishes forming. Secondly its anti-inflammatory properties mean that the size of spots is reduced and blemishes heal quicker resulting in a smoother complexion.

What scientific evidence exists to prove help: clear skin is an effective spot treatment?

The effects of supplementing your diet with lactoferrin have been proven in several studies with teenagers, with an average decrease of complexion blemishes of 71% after one month and 95% after two months.

Is PravENAC™ still effective once in water, other beverages or soft foods?

Pravenac is a water soluble milk protein complex which means that it can be dissolved in water, beverages or soft foods whilst still being just as effective. This means you can pop help: clear skin in your favourite hot and cold drinks, juices, smoothies and even soups!

Can the ingredients in help: clear skin help with acne scarring?

Yes, help: clear skin is formulated with all natural ingredients that can help repair damaged cells caused by spots and blemishes.

Is help: clear skin a cure for acne?

Using help: clear skin every day as part of your skincare regime will help reduce the bacteria associated with skin blemishes through its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Positive results are usually seen in as little as 4-6 weeks but you will have to keep taking help: clear skin to continue to maintain a healthy, spot-free complexion.

Lactoferrin is derived from milk, doesn’t milk cause acne?

The link between milk and acne is in its early stages but it is thought that the natural hormones contained within milk, which are similar to those produced during the teenage years, are what can cause acne.

Lactoferrin is a protein that has been derived from the milk, but it has been processed to such a degree that it no longer contains hormones.

I have a milk allergy. Can I still take help: clear skin?

Most milk allergies are caused by milk proteins, essentially the milk whey and casein. Although lactoferrin is not exactly milk whey and casein, it is made up of its components which means, to be on the safe side, we say that help: clear skin is not suitable for people with milk allergies.

However, Lactose (milk sugar) intolerance is a much bigger issue and most people confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergies. PravENAC™ does not contain any lactose, so help: clear skin is suitable for anyone lactose intolerant.

How many sachets of help: clear skin do I need to take every day to see a difference?

In clinical trials, participants took 100mg and 200mg of lactoferrin each day. help: clear skin contains 200mg of lactoferrin in each sachet so you need to consume 1 sachet every day to see the same effects.

What other ingredients are in help: clear skin?

High Extract Aloe Vera which has a smoothing and nourishing effect on the skin.

Zinc Gluconate which is important for protein synthesis and to support immune function.

Oligofructose which is a natural source of soluble fibre derived from the chicory root. Upping your fibre intake enables your body to get rid of toxins that negatively affect skin.

Does help: clear skin contain preservatives?

No. help: clear skin is completely preservative free.

How many calories in each sachet serving?

Only 5 calories per 3.5g serving.

Can I take help: clear skin if I am diabetic?

help: clear skin contains no flavourings or sweeteners so is completely safe to consume if you are diabetic.

Can I take help: clear skin if I am pregnant?

As with any dietary supplement product, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before use if you are pregnant or nursing.

Is help: clear skin effective against hormonal acne?

Our unique formula PravENAC™ has no specific effect on hormone induced acne. It works in essentially 3 ways - put simply these are: 

1. Limiting of the growth of the acne bacteria. 
2. Reducing the blemishes associated with acne. 
3. Helping repair damaged skin cells caused by blemishes. 

Hormone associated acne is caused by hormonal imbalances due to high levels of androgens and testosterone - a condition that can only be treated medically.

However, one of the side effects of the hormonal imbalance is an increase in oily skin which unfortunately is a good breeding ground for bacteria which can amplify the underlying effects.

PravENAC™ will have an effect on helping reduce oiliness and will therefore still have a benefit... and can be of benefit in helping repair damaged skin cells caused by blemishes.

How soon should I begin to see an improvement in my skin?

Taking 1 sachet of help: clear skin everyday, you should begin to see a significant improvement within 4-6 weeks.

Will I be completely acne free eventually?

Although we cannot guarantee that you will be acne free, clinical trials on lactoferrin show that you are statistically likely to see a significant reduction in blemishes.

Are there any side effects associated with help: clear skin?

There are no side effects associated with help: clear skin or any of its ingredients. However, if you generally consume a diet high in fibre, you may experience a slight bloating effect due to the fibre content. Remember, Oligofructose is a natural soluble fibre – so an added benefit if you struggle to maintain the recommended level of fibre in your daily diet.

Can help: clear skin aid Psoriasis?

During the past 15 years there has been strong evidence due to some well conducted studies indicating that Aloe Vera is a proven natural cure for psoriasis.

Aloe Vera extract is a wonderful natural ingredient that has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The inner leaf gel of the Aloe Vera plant inhibits streptococcus bacteria (strep), meaning that when eaten it is particularly effective in supporting digestion and detoxification. Aloe Vera, with its abundance of helpful applications, helps reduce inflammation, addresses pathogens and restores balanced bowel function. Many believe Aloe Vera may play a crucial role in the prevention of illnesses that may usher in psoriasis outbreaks.

Is the Lacoferrin in help: clear skin free from BSE/TSE?

The milk used in the production of the lactoferrin is sourced solely from Australian and New Zealand accredited herds which are fully free from BSE/TSE risks - this grade of lactoferrin is so pure that it is currently used in infant formula and therefore produced under the strictest standards in the global food industry.