I have been using Murad's Acne cleanser for a couple of months now, but I don't really see any major changes in my skin or complexion -- for better or worse. This product was recommended to me when I bought my Mia sonic brush, but I soon discovered that I was getting MORE pimples instead of less. Once I stopped using the facial brush, most of the pimples went away, although I do still occasionally have an outbreak, even while using the cleanser daily. I don't think it works any better than a less expensive product like Cetaphil. Effectiveness Some of my "monthly" acne (breakouts along my jawline) has abated, but I still get an occasional pimple, and while the duration is not as long (it clears up a little quicker), I am disappointed to still get them. As a teen, I had fairly clear skin, and would go for months without any pimples at all, so I was hoping a product like this would have better results for me. Ease of Application You squirt some out, lather it up, and smooth it over your face before rinsing. I have used it with a facial brush and with clean washcloths, but they seem to just make my breakouts worse, so I have just been using my hands and water. Convenience I have to buy it at a specialty store, which is a bit of an inconvenience sometimes.