I've been using this for 2 weeks, and I haven't seen dramatic results. Scent is very strong, but that is normal with tea tree and lavender oils. Usually antibacterial cleansers work well for me, and I am trying to avoid triclosan and switch to more natural antibacterial ingredients. It hasn't improved my blemish problems (blemishes are still there, no better, no worse), but I do agree that it helps reduce redness and my skin is less oily. It can be drying, but I always use moisturizer after cleansing anyway. Hopefully this product just needs more time with my skin.