I'm a skin type 3, with a very oily forehead and nose. Oily shine has always been a problem. I'm also slightly sensitive, and prone to dehydration. I've used products with BHA and AHA for years, and some are great, but some cause irritation. A lot of them strip the skin, and end up making me even oilier. I was worried this might irritate my skin or cause redness, I was wrong! This stuff is great. It really does remove excess oil but without any irritation at all, in fact it's somewhat calming and soothing. I also use it with an acne product or two and no irritation at all. It also helps some to control shine. I've used the clarifying lotions (type 3 or 4) before and they were nice, but I like this better. I would give this 6 stars if I could!