When I bought this product, I didn't expect much out of it. I mainly bought it because it says,it's hydrating and reduces pores over time. When I started using this product I was suffering from big pimples and black spots all over my face due to, too many products I was using at the time.I had to reduce the products i was using and incorporated the mac lightful C3 lotion and there was alot of improvement on my skin. It was the only new product i using with my other reduced products and it helped alot with my pores, my pores are becoming smaller and the black spots are fadeding away. Am so happy with this product and glad I didn't sleep on it. Is a product to give a try. You won't regret buying it. It has a mild smell to it.