Most acne creams and gels are made with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, these do not kill the bacteria that causes acne. They are chemicals that exfoliate skin in hopes that this will prevent pores from being clogged. With repeated use they cause dryness, peeling, and flaking of the skin which can lead to acne worsening. Natural anti-bacterial essential oils in this treatment penetrate deep into your skin to dissolve debris and kill the bacteria responsible for acne. Skin loving oils are quickly absorbed to moisturize, calm and soothe without being greasy.