I gave this product a overall rating of a 9 because it may cause slight dryness of the skin, but for me my skin is combination oily so I use a light lotion on my face anyway so its no problem for me and it does work great for acne and it is also great to take your makeup off with. It's gentle and has a light, pleasant scent. This is my favorite acne cleanser. Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend. Upon examining the ingredients, I realized they look very similar to other HE cleansers I have seen. Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes:
They were all either worthless or they would work for about a week or two and then stop working.
Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser
So far I'm very impressed with how well this cleanser clears oil while leaving skin fairly balanced. I use acne creams and masks to help with my acne the most and really just wanted a foaming cleanser that cleanses well but won't irritate or overly dry my skin. I mean nothing will make acne go away immediately but usually when I do get a pimple or so, like I said every few months or so, it will be gone within maybe 3 or 4 days depending on how bad the blemish is. Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. I've been using Phisoderm for a couple years and it's always worked great. I had tried everything else, so why not.