Smoothing Toner is really cool because it has lactic & citric acid & aloe to help rid the skin of superficial dead skin cells. Most times acneic skin should not be exfoliated manually since doing so can open pimples and spread the bacteria around the face causing more acne. So the best way to exfoliate is through chemical means, like using lactic and citric acids because they safely dissolve the bonds holding dead skin to the face. When dead skin cells hang onto our skin not only do they muddle it’s appearance, but they impact pores which contributes to breakouts. I noticed that my skin was breaking out less frequently and that it was smoother but not dry at all when I started using this product. It is only to be applied once a day, so I recommend using it in the evening because that’s when I apply all my serums and retinol. Skin rejuvenates itself at night and products penetrate the skin better after an exfoliation.