I FEEL YOU! My acne is horrible (well, to me, im sure some people have it worse) I use Clean and Clear Advantage 3 in 1 Acne face wash. My doctor said benzoyl peroxide is perfectly fine to use, which is the main ingredient. I have super oily skin so I use a face mask 3 times a week called Mint Julep Masque made by Queen Helene, it drys up the pimples pretty fast. I also can't help but use my topical creme when I have a pesky pimple that wont go away, no matter how many times I wash my face or use the face mask- I seriously had the same one for 3 weeks! I finally broke down and used the "3" part of the Clean and Clear regimine, which is salcylic acid based. It's only 2% and I've done a lot of research. Asprin is apparently in it to help with redness which is not good for your baby, but I think using it once in awhile on your skin is not even half as bad as what some people do during pregnancy (drink, smoke, use street drugs, etc.) and I doubt it even touches the baby. Doctors just have to tell you not to use it because of the potential risk, but no one can prove or tell you that the potential risk WILL happen. My mom is an RN and she said it was fine, So I use it. Do what works for you. :) Hope that helped.