I know there are numerous beauty sites that talk about getting clearer skin when battling acne but I am going to give it to you straight. I have battled acne for about over 12 years. I have never had the type of skin that was noticeably awful because makeup always covered it, so I was never too worried. I had times where my skin was clear but breakouts always came when I was least expecting it. To be honest with you it kept getting worse as I got older, and last winter was the height of it. My good friends knew how frustrated I was because of it. I was spending WAY too much money on cleansers without any results. I was trying to avoid the dermatologist out of fear for spending ALL that money, but to be honest I ended up going that expensive route, and it paid off. I am not going to write which dermatologist I used but if you guys want to know his/her name you can email me. I know there are many women out there who have this problem. My advice is stop spending money on expensive cleansers and run to a good dermatologist. The results are noticeably AMAZING and you end up spending a lot less on money on makeup.