NeoCeuticals Acne Treatment Solution Pads is the best one on the market for severe acne. I was surprise that within minutes the pores on my cheeks shrunk. I couldn't notice the pore shrinkage with the rest of my face because the rest of my face doesn't seem to have large pores. I couldn't be happy with the results of these pads and far out perform the leading brand of acne control pads over the counter.
I have not experimented with brand-name acne control products like this before. I have always used Stridex or Oxy to strip oil and dirt while clearing up pores. This pad will do wonders on blackheads immediately. There is almost no time wait for the results of disappearing blackheads, but the whiteheads may take a couple of days.
Be forewarned of the intenseness of the pads. If you use it more than once a day, it will dry your face out. I had terrible dryness a few days later and had to use a moisturizer to rid of it. It is best to start off with one pad per day for the first week. If you do not experience dryness or flaking, then increase to two times per day. That is how I avoided this problem once I cleared up the acne and then the dryness.
It goes to prove that these pads are powerful. You may notice that with continuous use, it can shrink your pores. My skin goes through cycles and although I am not currently using the pads, they are there in my beauty bin for when I have a severe problem. I will add that if you stop using the pads, the pore shrinkage stays for a little while and then returns back to normal. Other brands have your skin looking bad as soon as you stop using it.
I paid $12 for 40 pads, which should last about a month, especially if you only use one per day as it can dry your skin out. With that said it is a great bargain and the results will never be achieved with the other brands.