We believe in the power of high quality, non-toxic and natural skincare that positively impacts your life.” Danielle & Kayleigh

Skin Care Expert Practitioner & Author


Danielle Gronich, known as The Acne Guru™ is the formulator and CEO of CLEARSTEM Skincare, a non-toxic skincare line that uses premium ingredients to correct acne, acne scars, DNA damage, and melasma. Danielle studied cellular biology and genetics throughout her education and has had a passion for solving acne as she consistently struggled with her own acne with no solution in sight, despite going through three rounds of accutane and multiple laser treatments. She took a leap of faith and decided to leave the corporate world, dove into clinical research, and went back to school to find the answers for herself, earning her license as a clinical esthetician and acne specialist. She learned that acne has multiple triggers that operate in tandem and that thoroughly evaluating each case in a holistic way – both internal and external – is the only way to help truly manage skin.

After her 10 year acne struggle and returning to school to earn her license, Gronich decided to open San Diego Acne Clinic in 2014. Her clinic takes a holistic approach with a 98% success rate for getting people clear and keeping them clear. Gronich is now known as the country’s “Acne Guru”. Today, her clinic has thousands of success stories to tell including celebrity clients.

Danielle’s Journey to Clear Skin

Danielle Gronich began SD Acne Clinic after battling with her skin for 10 years- a battle that included multiple rounds of antibiotics, lasers, hormonal modifiers, prescription creams, peels, and TWO rounds of Accutane. Nothing was helping an none of the physicians or dermatologists available could offer any real information or connect any of the dots. After about 10 years and countless hours wasted trying typical methods for clearing acne, Danielle left the corporate world and went back to school to find the answers for herself. She learned that acne has multiple different triggers all operating at once, and that thoroughly evaluating someone’s entire regimen- both internal and external- is the only way to help them manage their skin.


She learned, with the help of Face Reality Skincare, that acne has multiple different triggers all operating at once, and that thoroughly evaluating someone’s entire regimen- both internal and external- is the only way to help them manage their skin.


Although acne is a condition that makes us feel insecure and vulnerable, the experience inside the clinic is one of empowerment, education, laughter, and meaningful human interaction. We care about you, we care about your kids. We welcome anyone who wants to take control of their skin, anyone who loves to learn and wants to experience positive changes both inside and out.


San Diego Acne Clinic has a 98% success rate. That means that nearly every single patient gets clear or close to it. And due to a focus on ongoing education, all of the clients get additional information on gut health, anti-aging help, hormone balance, and self-care strategies.

Changing Lives of Acne Sufferers


Despite the hundreds of potential acne triggers that exist, like dairy, caffeine, birth control, and unsafe products, Danielle’s system of evaluating and treating acne has proven to be uniquely effective and sustainable. Not only that, but results are generally extremely fast (many patients see a turnaround in 2-3 weeks). This is unheard of in the acne world. Typical treatments like Accutane and antibiotics take months to kick in and each medication damages the body in hideous ways- often permanently. This is not a solution. The methods at San Diego Acne Clinic are far better than medical routes, as they are holistic and thorough. This diligence is maintained at all times, with ongoing education at each facial appointment and game-changing tips for diet, nutrition, and supplements.


Real People. Real Results

The world is better when people are a little happier. When we don’t feel good about ourselves it’s going to affect other areas of our life. We want you to be able to live your life without worrying about your skin. To feel free and to experience clear confidence.

Clearstem has been an absolute game changer for my skin. I have combination/acne-prone skin and have recently been struggling with hormonal breakouts – since incorporating Clearstem, my breakouts have been much less severe and my skin has been much less inflamed. On top of that it feels so hydrated and balanced – I no longer feel like an oil slick by the end of the day! Can’t recommend this enough.

Caitlin Kirkpatrick

This is my 2nd order of CLEARSTEM! It is absolutely amazing. I went a few months in between bottles and my skin was suffering. My skin was super dry and was breaking out constantly. As soon as I started on my new bottle, my skin cleared up within the week and is super hydrated. Thank you CLEARSTEM for creating this awesome product! It’s my holy grail!

Salia Yingling

CLEARSTEM is the absolute best skincare product I’ve ever used! I keep going to buy more and more because I never want to run out. It has helped diminish my acne scars significantly and keeps my skin so hydrated and fresh feeling. The best part is that it’s a non-toxic, clean formula that you can feel good about putting on your skin.

Stacy Haynes



“Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

walt whitman