I have used a lot of acne products over the years...I am 30 yrs. old. This cleanser is an all around good combination for someone my age who struggles with moderate acne. I don't use anything topical b/c it seems like everything has something in it that can clog pores, so I rely on a cleanser that can be rinsed off to maintain my skin. This cleanser does have a slippery consistency, but if you go into it knowing that, you can handle it more carefully and not let it slip through your fingers. I hold out my left hand palm up and squirt it into that palm, then use my right hand to rub it into suds, still holding it palm up so I don't drop it. It actually foams pretty well. This cleanser is cheaper and more available than other alpha-hydroxy cleansers, and contains a gentle amount of Salicylic Acid. It really does have a noticeable effect and helps keep my pores unclogged. It cleanses off my eye makeup effectively. I hope Neutrogena doesn't discontinue it, but they seem to be phasing out the products in this line. Honestly, if they do, I will move to another brand, as it wouldn't be the first or second or even third time Neutrogena has discontinued a product I and many others faithfully used.