The face wash (salicylic acid) is the only thing which really does anything in this package. It gets rid of a decent amount (but not all) of the thick sebum which builds up in your pores if you're stressed or drinking too much caffeine or milk etc (things I'm not really willing to compromise on). The other two items are just things which can be replaced by washing your face more regularly, avoiding touching it, not drying your face with a dirty bath towel, changing your pillow case regularly, not sleeping on your face/side, etc (basically anything related to exposure to bacteria and dirt). So from my perspective, the cleansing pads and the spot treatment were kind of just a price jack up due to the fact that the face wash from this brand wasn't available as a single item at the time. I'm now currently shopping around for another brand which sells a comparable face wash as a standalone.