I've used this astringent for at least a decade and have experienced quite a few positives and just a few negatives with it. The scent is fresh, if a little strong at first, though I got used to it over time. As a teen, my skin was not acne prone and I used after waking up and again before going to bed as a refresher/oil-eliminator/to prep my skin for makeup application. I've also used it as a makeup remover, though I know this is not its true purpose. It is great at lifting off a day's worth of product and environmental components. I have also used this astringent to prep my skin for spot treatments of zits and pimples. I loved the clean feeling this astringent left my skin with immediately after using it, but after any application that wasn't a spot treatment, I needed to apply lotion because the astringent was too drying and left my skin feeling tight. In my late twenties, my skin has become oily and I do not find this to be overly drying at all.