I have had really oily skin my entire life. I still struggle with blackheads and clogged pores and I am almost 30. I am always looking for face cleansers that will help clear up this problem for me. I bought this cleanser from Clean and Clear hoping it would provide help with my clogged pores. While it made my skin look really nice and soft, I did not notice a huge difference when it came to my pores. It limited the number of big breakouts I got, but it did not help the pores that were already clogged get any better. It was not a strong enough face wash for me. I would use it again to make my skin look good but not to clean out my pores. I would not recommend this for people with really oily skin or anyone with a black head problem. I would recommend it to people with only mild acne or normal skin just looking to keep their face clean. Effectiveness It was effective in making my skin look nice but was not effective in clearing up my clogged pores. It did not do the job I was hoping for. It was effective in giving me a soft, smooth look on my skin though. It just was not effective in the T zone of my face. Ease of Application I used this in the shower daily and it was incredibly easy to use. Just put it on and then wash it off. Side Effects I did not experience any side effects with this cleanser. However, it did not clear up my pores either.