I used to have terrible terrible acne that made it to my shoulders! D: I tried proactive and clearasil which both didn't work... I then found Dove bar soap with moisturizer. It comes in a light green box and along side of Neutrogena's oil free acne cleanser with redness calming stuff in it my face is almost completely clear! I use the Dove in the morning and the Neutrogena at night.
ALSO when washing your face, make sure you are using a clean rag every time. The rag helps get in deep and to take off all the grime that accumulates over the day better than just soapy water on your hands.