This is what helped me! I also use to have big sore acne. Not just on my face, but body as well.
I started with the below regime, and worked my way up to stronger AlphaH serums.
AlphaH triple action cleanser. Removes all my makeup in 1 go!
AlphaH Liquid Gold
Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream
Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel for any sneaky pimples - and this actually works! When I get sneaky pimples appear when I have my period, I pop this on at night, wake up and they are gone, or hardly visible.