I decided to be an adult and go see a dermatologist about 6 months ago. This is one of the products she suggested. There was a different brand that was much more expensive I decided to start with this and I am extremely pleased. I definitely have noticed a more even skin tone. I use this and Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. Magic Combo!! I sweat for a living so I need something to help me combat breakouts and they do.