I have tried a lot of skin clearing pads and I have never found one like this. This instantly cleans your skin and sucks the dirt out of your pores. I always wash my face before using this product. After washing the pads still clean out all the dirt from my pores, even though I just scrubbed my face. I have noticed since using this product I have not had a break out. It keeps your face very clean and surprisingly does not dry your skin out.