Most people with blemishes try "degreasing" and "drying" with products from harsh soaps to antibiotics. Reviva Labs has discovered that intense drying of the skin has only a short-term benefit. It becomes a vicious cycle: temporary improvement, problem reoccurs, intense drying procedure repeats, sebum gets trapped in the pores...and so it goes. Intense drying removes too much oil and over stimulates the sebaceous (oil) glands, causing them to pump up oil to replace the excessive amount removed. The result: clogged pores and blemishes. We've put an end to this vicious cycle with our oily and blemished skin treatments, which treat skin gently to normalize the skin, slowly...as opposed to drying quickly.