I have tried SOO MANY BHA PRODUCTS. HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WORTH. And this little inexpensive underdog is the best one (for me).
Skin history: dehydrated, hormonal acne AND fungal acne, mild rosacea, large pores, cc's, blackheads and visible SF's on my t-zone.
Let me be clear: I did NOT purchase this to help with acne, I purchased this to help clear closed comedones, blackheads, and reduce the appearance of sf's (sebaceous filaments.) BHA has historically caused worsening acne for me due to it disrupting my skin barrier. BUT. This bha is so gentle, basic, and effective, that I can use it once or twice a week without it ruining any of my progress. No fragrance, botanicals, or other irritating ingredients. It effectively and rapidly reduces cc's, blackheads, and sf's. It's also very inexpensive.
Once or twice a week, I will remove sunscreen and grime with a wet microfiber cloth. I will then generously apply this BHA and leave it on my skin for 20 minutues, then I shower and follow with my usual nightly routine (vanicream gentle face cleanser, hada labo plumping gel cream on damp skin, cerave healing ointment to seal it in.)
I am so thankful for this product. It's my HG.