does that work well enough to justify the price? Yes, especially since the SA at NM loves me and always gave me free samples. I've recently switched to Peter Thomas Roth's Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel and it seems to work well so far. I don't use it for the anti-aging stuff (whatever it is), but for the glycolic and salicylic acid combination. Most cleansers have only one of the two or neither when really they should have both.