I owe my everything to this cream. If you want an even texture or to get rid of acne, TRY THIS! I didn't start with 5% which is recommended, because I was using Retin-A and my skin built up a tolerance. So, I got 10% and been using this for 3 months and noticed a huge change in my skin. I have less acne, old acne spots are fading, pores are getting smaller, the texture of my face is becoming smoother, my skin tone and complexion is improving. My face isn't separated into sections of acne, but becoming one. Eventually, I will increase the percentage but not anytime soon. I use this only at night, this cream stings really bad. I'm use to the burn now, it is definitely a high-potency cream at just 10%. It has a smell to it that goes away in time. When your on the route to clear skin you get desperate, but you get results as well.