I do not have bad acne but I get a few breakout spots every now and then so I try to prevent them with face washes. I am always trying new products to take care of my skin and heard such great things about Noxema that I decided to try it out. It was a huge mistake. The first time I used it I did not have any breakouts. When I woke up the morning after using it, I did. I figured it was just because I was going to breakout anyway and tried the Noxema again. Within a few days my face looked horrible. It broke me out so bad! I guess it was just too harsh for my skin. I had to rate Noxema face wash so low because it worked terribly for me. However I did love the cooling effect it gave my face after using it. I wouldn't personally recommend Noxema to anyone, but everyones skin is different and products can work differently for them. Effectiveness Horrible! Not only did it not rid any of my breakout spots, it gave me more. Actually more than I've ever had at once. Ease of Application Super easy to apply like most face washes. Just of course avoid eye area! Convenience It is easy to use and does not take long, so it's convenient. Side Effects Too many side effects for me. Brokeout face, redness, and dryness. Immediacy It never worked properly for me.