the itchiness and redness is not so bad. it's still there, but bearable. i was bad and popped a zit on my chin, and now it's all gross. it's hard not to pop those suckers. especially the big, white head ones. zits are getting smaller and healing. when i do get new ones, they're smaller and heal a lot faster than usual. the first couple of weeks are hard, and it's very easy to give up. u might think it's not working, but it is! just be patient and the outcome is very rewarding.