I have frequent acne breakouts and I use this cream every night. For me, I find that this helps control my acne, but I would not solely rely on this product to help with any major acne breakouts. It definitely helps with them though!
I use it as a nightly mask as well as moisturizer, and you can feel the salicylic acid fight breakouts when you use a lot for the mask. It clears my skin over night and makes it soft and it doents even make it oily.
Everyone's skin is different but from my personal experience it didn't moisturize or treat acne effectively. It made me fall back to my favorite aveeno clear complexion moisturizer which is wayyy better.