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This men’s skincare product contains natural anti-bacterial lactoferrin, a clinically proven, natural way to help reduce spots and acne.


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"I don’t get any whitehead spots anymore and the redness has gone..."

Natural skincare for men

help: clear skin MEN 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 impurities such as acne due to its antimicrobial effects, the secret of how to get clear skin for men.

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

There are no lengthy bathroom procedures or underperforming products to try; just a simple soluble formula containing natural ingredients proven to help your skin.

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 to get clear skin for men with help: clear skin MEN.

Suitable for vegetarians, diabetics and anyone lactose intolerant. 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 that have an antimicrobial and nourishing effect on the skin and oligofructose, which is a source of soluble fibre extracted from the chicory root, all of which help you achieve spot free skin naturally and enable you to know how to get clear skin for men.

What is 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?

Acne is a simple identifiable dermatological 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 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 bigger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts).

Small non-inflammatory acne lesions may not be more than a minor annoyance, but anyone with more harsh inflammatory nodular acne can suffer soreness. The resulting social embarrassment, as well as acne associated physical and psychological scarring, can be life changing.

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.

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.

Does diet affect acne breakouts?

A few small studies have shown a correlation between certain food groups and acne severity (such as dairy products and carbohydrates with a high glycemic index), but there aren't any foods that 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?

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 worked

If you are looking for an acne treatment that works, have a look at these before and after images of acne sufferers and read how help: clear skin Men has helped them improve their skin condition over a period of as little as 4 weeks. 

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 Men 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.

Will Varley beforeWill Varley after

“I thought there was no longer hope for my skin... ”

– Will Varley

Chris beforeChris after

“I had used herbal remedies & prescribed medication but nothing worked.”

– Chris

Luke beforeLuke after

“It's definitely one of the best acne products I've tried and as it's natural...”

– Luke

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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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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

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About PravENAC™

Unique PravENAC formula

PravENAC™ is a proprietary food supplement specifically formulated to help improve skin. The active ingredients lactoferrin, aloe vera and zinc gluconate provide antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to achieve and maintain normal 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 exocrine secretions that are commonly exposed to normal flora: milk, tears, nasal exudate, bronchial mucus, gastrointestinal fluids and saliva. lactoferrin is expressed in polymorphonuclear leukocytes and is secreted by various circulating immune cells at infected sites. 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 MEN

Lactoferrin works in two ways. Firstly it inhibits the growth of propionibacterium which is present on most people’s skin and responsible for 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 blemishes

Is Lactoferrin an acne cure?

No, unfortunately there is currently no natural ‘cure’ for acne. However, lactoferrin will help by reducing the bacteria associated with skin blemishes through its anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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

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

Reviewers sharing the benefits of help: clear skin MEN for other acne sufferers.

help: clear skin MEN reviews

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“Help him regain confidence in his skin without the fuss of tedious bathroom routines, with Men’s Help Clear Skin. A 100% natural skin supplement it promises to banish blemishes and improve the look and feel his complexion.”

“Last month I felt that my skin had suffered quite heavily and was nowhere near as clear as it's usual standard... After a bit of online browsing, I came across 'Works With Water'... I trialed both their products [help: clear skin MEN & help: beautify skin] for a month and fortunately my skin has retreated back to its usual clear state.... Since taking both of these products my skin has improved notably in quality and I am more than impressed with the results!”

“A sachet once a day with water is almost a cheat to get better skin!... Since my partner has been trying this out for the past few weeks I must say I am starting to notice the difference on his face and body....”

“help: clear skin MEN… scores a point for being easy to use... In the 6 weeks that Mr.H has tried this, we have noticed that the prominent acne scars have reduced in intensity. i.e. the scars have become lighter, which is good.”

“Great news for men worldwide - clear skin can be had simply by drinking a glass of water... help: clear skin MEN is designed to cater to man’s inherent laziness by being easy to implement into your daily routine.”

“I really like the idea of having a target supplement for the treatment of acne and blemishes... Effectiveness of the acne treatment, well, i would say it works... Will i recommend it? YES!”

“Finally a chance to say goodbye to problem skin naturally from within!
Verdict: a simple and effective way to treat problem skin”

“...throughout almost the entire month he was taking help: clear skin, the large cystic acne zits he used to have around the nose and mouth didn’t show up like they normally would. He wasn’t getting the HUGE painful zits anymore, the smaller zits would barely surface, and his face was also generally less oily.”

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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.

help: clear skin MEN box and powder on spoon

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 this 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, anytime of day.

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

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

Is help: clear skin MEN a cure for acne?

Using help: clear skin MEN 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 unsuitable 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 MEN 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 MEN?

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 MEN contain preservatives?

No. help: clear skin MEN is completely preservative free.

How many calories in each sachet serving?

Only 5 calories per 3.5g serving.

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

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

Is help: clear skin MEN 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 MEN 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 MEN?

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 has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties whose helpful aspects are further enhanced by its anti-inflammatory properties. The inner leaf gel of the Aloe Vera plant inhibits streptococcus bacteria, making it particularly useful when ingested for detoxification and digestive support. Aloe Vera, with its myriad applications in reducing inflammation, addressing pathogens and restoring balanced bowel function may plant a crucial role in the prevention of illnesses that may usher in psoriasis outbreaks.

Is the Lacoferrin in help: clear skin MEN 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.