welll my skin looks about the same. i think i went a little overboard with the aczone this morning, because i look a little powdery. sooo awesome. i have some clogged pores around my mouth/cheeks, and of course on my forehead! it seems like week 2 was the worst of the initial breakout so far, which was not that bad, but it kind of makes me nervous that this retin-a isn't doing anything. i'm wondering if the layers of skin that are left to thin out are the most stubborn ones, since the atralin couldn't get it either. is it possible to benefit from retinoids without an initial breakout? what does that look like? anyone...?