I have somewhat sensitive skin that dries out very quickly, so I was a little wary of this product. After trying it I was very pleased, though! It was gentle on my skin but still helped clean up blackheads. I've also dabbed some on a cotton ball and held it to blemishes to help get rid of them faster. It seems to help.
It doesn't leave my face dry or red like many salicylic acid products do, but it does give me all the benefits I miss from them.