I've tried other "less irritating" salicylic acid skincare products with glycerin in them, including "CLEAN & CLEAR® Blackhead Clearing Astringent". They tend to not clear my pores as well and I seem to be sensitive to glycerin so I get itchy and sometimes end up getting new acne because of the irritation (I think).
This product clean out and shrinks my pores very effectively. I do experience some peeling but I think that is a positive in the long run. It does peel off damaged and discoloured skin. It also prevents new pimples.
My one complaint about this is the color. It probably does cause some traditional skin redness for me, but aside from that this seems to get in my pores and between the layers of skin and actually deposits the color from the liquid. When I do have peeling the flakes of skin are actually red/pink when they come off.
I wish this came in clear (or maybe even green for a redness reducing effect, I've heard a green tint offsets redness). I experience enough normal skin redness already, dying my skin red doesn't help.
Yes, I'd recommend this product