The ingredients include alcohol, salicylic acid, and camphor. The product doesn't claim to decrease breakouts; it is a spot treatment. When you notice a pimple, apply the product directly to the spot, and it will be gone sooner than it would if you left it alone. The product is liquid, with an easy-to-use roller-ball applicator. You just shake it up, and apply it to your blemish. The more frequently you apply the product, the sooner the blemish will disappear. But remember, you are applying a drying product to the same spot, so you want to be careful not to apply it often enough to make the skin in that area really dry; then you'll need another product to remedy the dry skin. Using Boo Boo Zap two or three times a day seems to work for me, and I have rosacea. I wouldn't exactly call it a miracle product, but it is nice to have on hand. If you're looking for a more natural solution, try your local health food store.