I am 56 years old and have been fighting blemishes for the last year. My nose and cheeks were badly broken out. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and when that was not effective, prescribed an ointment that also did not seem to have much effect. I lived with my blemishes for almost a year. I wore heavy make up and was constantly self conscious. The blemishes were unsightly and uncomfortable. I was browsing through various products here at Birchbox and ran across the skin treatment products. After reading about each of them I chose to try OC8. This product, OC8 Adult Acne Treatment Gel, was easy to use, gave my face a nice clean matte appearance, and best of all cleared up my skin. In less than a week there was remarkable clearing of my skin and by one and a half weeks my complexion was completely clear. I started out using the product on cleansed skin, three times a day, then after the first few days went to twice a day and now have been using it just in the morning. My makeup applies well over it. There was a slight amount of dry skin that I was able to rinse off using a washcloth during the first week or so. I am now in week 3 of using this product and love how my skin looks. The texture of my skin has never been better. It is smooth, looks healthy, and the residual redness from the blemishes that I was worried about is already gone. I will be purchasing this product from now on and intend to continue to use it in order to assure my skins stays this great.