I am a hardcore follower of the reviews on this site but it is my first to write! The reason why, this product is THE ONE. You know the one you keep thinking it will change your skin. For the last 15 years, i have been searching for it. Only time my skin looked this good was when i was on accutane, and it didn't last forever. I tried chemical peels, carbon laser thing, lots of acids, even famous p50, listened so many skin gurus and went to derms, but no major changes. But this, even though it looks like a simple but expensive 2% salicylic acid product, it WORKED. Skin cleared up and pores almost gone. I've purchased this with sunscreen primer and been using only those 2, but i am so impressed thinking about switching to whole line. And also, how amazing the oil control is! I am always shiny by the lunch time but my face stays matte on the hottest humid day until midnight since i am using the pads. Primer might be helping too but i am sure twice daily pads are the secret. Try this if you lost hope.