This works great! I'd say the main reason this product works is because it contains Willow bark extract which has Salicylic acid in it. salicylic acid is something that really has the power to unclog pores. So whenever you're looking for products to help get rid of blackheads, acne, or just to exfoliate, be sure to check the ingredients for salicylic acid. When you use this product be sure not to over scrub, just gently massage. I'm not sure if this particular product is still sold in the u.s., I think it's been replaced with Soap & Glory's "Greatest Scrub of All Facial Exfoliator", which is fine by me because it still contains salicylic acid, and they make it sound like it might actually work even better.