I am almost 40 and still get acne. I have been going to a derm for years and have tried many, many retinoids and topical creams. A few years ago I started using the Tretin-X 1% cream and it has been a life saver. Not only does it keep my acne at bay, but it helps with wrinkles too. Just a little dab is all you need so one tube will last you a very long time. If your skin gets a little dry from it you can go from every night to every other night. Also the kit comes with a non-soap facial wash and moisturizer that go perfectly with the Tretin-X. Wash with the wash, dry your face throughly...then wait 30 minutes to apply a pea size amount to your skin. Afterwards you may put on moisturizer to help the drying effects. Always wear sunscreen too.