I never had a problem with acne until I turned 21. Ya I thought it was puberty that would onset acne for me. Nope, lucky me I was in the dating game in college when this occurred. I never really had a zit before this and didn't understand what I was supposed to do. It wasn't until I went to a midwife who also had PCOS that knew what to tell me. Proactive also did not work for me but made it worse! I was informed that those who are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide should try salycic acid. I went with Obagi face wash shown below. It only works well if your not killing it with heavy makeup. Maybelline's powder shown below works great. For best results with the face wash use it in the shower after you've got it all steamy and your pours are open, rub for a good 30 seconds or more. Need to just zap one zit... try this clearasil cream that has salycic acid.