Open blocked pores, exfoliates, evens skin tone and fades post-acne spots, shrinks pores a little drying- but fine with regular use of a moisturizer This is a product that I used a couple years ago when battling a particularly bad breakout on my chin- it worked wonders- evening out my skin tone- exfoliating- opening and clearing blocked pores and blackheads. I abandoned it early this summer- seeking a more organic/natural line- BIG mistake- my skin went haywire with the new line- def blocking my pores all over my face :(
So I recently went back to using this- literally three days ago (also adding in Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1% - 2 days ago) and WOW! I can't even believe the improvement and the acceleration of clearing- esp. on my chin. The most exciting thing is the major fading of some really embarrassing post acne red/purplish spots (particularly bad from picking- I know, I know- oops).
The other products that must be helping the process is Mario Badescu enzyme cleanser, glycolic toner, and oil-free moisturizer, and PCA Rebalance moisturizer (used at night).
Overall amazing results! Give it a try- hope it works for other people- I'm psyched- I've been through a slew of topical prescriptions over the last couple months that have only made my problem worse- clindamycin gel, benzaclin (discovered I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide- that was fun), erythromycin gel, differin cream- and they were all horrible!- causing horrible redness, burning, peeling, big painful red pimples (which I never get).
Bottom line- I have very sensitive skin- so if you are in the same boat- give this a try!! Hope it works for you :)