Clean and clear has been in business for as long as I can remember, and that is a fairly long time. To add, I have had acne as long as I can remember, and while the product didn't smell bad, didn't burn the heck out of my face and didn't make me sick. It didn't work. Used it for years on end and my acne just got worse and worse. It wasn't my diet, like eating chocolate or things that caused my acne to explode, just the fact that for whatever super bad case of acne I encountered in my teenage years, this product was not in any way strong enough to fix it.