I've tried almost everything on the market for acne. Only a few products have helped my acne even if it was for a period of time. I've even tried the proactive plus line thinking it was more gentle than the original formula. I used the products for 3 months only for my skin to respond with becoming chapped, dry, flaky and my acne becoming more severe. I thought that after the redness and patchy skin my skin would become more clear. I was wrong. It took my skin about a month or two to heal by not using any products. After that I began to see a dermatologist and was prescribed oral medication as well as clindamycin phosphate topical solution and epiduo. My skin did start to clear up but also was really red. I switched epiduo to duac only to stay red. So my derm thinks I have a sensitivity to benzoyl peroxide. More recently I walked into a lush store to get a mask. The lady there found products for acne prone/oily skin and sampled the products on my skin. So I bought the lush mask of magnaminty, herbalism cleanser and enzymion moisturizer. Now my skin routine consists of: twice a week applying the mask, using the herbalism cleanser, applying the Dickinsons witch hazel toner, applying the clindamycin phosphate solution and after that dries using the enzymion moisturizer. My skin is improving and has become less red to a more pinky shade. It hasn't even been a whole month yet either so I hope this helps me.