I see you got a lot of responses. I have been personally using this for 5 years. I find the product to really smooth and buff your skin. I would say that if you use this product enough, you will start to notice your pores get smaller and will get out some blackheads. I would not use it if you are just wanting the acne control benefit but rather get something that has acne treatment or is recommended my a dermatologist. Obviously for small breakouts it works. The smell is very subtle. Not strong at all. Hope this helps!