I have been using this product for quite a while. It proved its worth a few months ago when I was in the hospital for a hip replacement. I didn't use any facial products during the stay and even for a few days after. Since I wasn't using it, I notice the jaw area was beginning to look a little more like jowls. Within a few days of returning to using the product, my jowls were gone. Absorption I never have any extra cream on my facial area. Doesn't Clog Pores I quit using the product I had used before because I did have clogged pores. With Garnier I never have clogged prores. Effectiveness As I mentioned earlier, I find that it is effective.