I actually use the 1% version of this BHA Gel Exfoliant and even with the 1% I have noticed results! My acne scarring has faded a little bit and my skin feels smoother with less dry patches. The consistency of the gel is great...very lightweight and easily absorbs, but doesn't dry out my skin. Unlike the 1% BHA lotion which I've sampled, this doesn't have an unpleasant smell. I use this every night and follow up with Paula's Choice serum!