This product gets a bad rap because it contains salicylic acid...which some are very sensitive to. If that's you, steer clear.
If not, this stuff's GREAT! So great, in fact, that I ordered 80 bottles when it went on sale...no kidding.
It gently exfoliates--I use it on my face and in the shower every day...I don't feel clean without it anymore.
Follow it with Clearasil, Oxy, or some other mildly abrasive pads rubbed GENTLY in the right direction (center up and outward), then a splash of witch hazel (I love Thayer's--especially lavender).
Then Preparation H cooling gel (no joke--it's just 50% witch hazel & aloe), fan it dry, then a smear of good ol' Noxema to smooth what's left of your shrunken pores (better than VERY temporary, eye-stinging, expensive 'Miracle Blur'.
My skin hasn't looked better for a while--I'm 42, btw...
Like I said...not for you if you're sensitive, but other than that, go for it...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend