The Clear Proof Clarifying Cleansing Gel is the first step in the Clear Proof Acne System. It deep cleanses skin to penetrate and clear pores, and it gently removes dirt, oil, and complexion-dulling impurities. Contains 2% salicylic acid.Application TipsApply cleanser to the entire affected area one to three times daily; rinse thoroughly. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed Key IngredientsSalicylic acid is recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. dermatologists as an effective acne-fighting ingredient. Salicylic acid acts like an exfoliant to promote the easy removal of dead skin cells. As such, it helps keep pores unclogged and reduces the buildup of P. acnes bacteria.The Clear Proof Clarifying Cleansing Gel works best as part of the Clear Proof Acne System, which uses a combination of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to attack multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts. The system has been shown effective on teens and adults, males and females, and different ethnicities.