The products themselves are nothing special and overpriced. Positive reviews on the internet all appear to be fake. According to consumer protection groups like mlm-thetruth.com, Nouveau is an MLM scam. What should disturb prospective recruits even more is that Alice "Ace" Hawkins, the illustrious founder of Nouveau, was out hawking equipment leases door-to-door for Lease Finance Group as recently as the summer of 2013. For those who don't know LFG, it's considered by many people to be one of the most notoriously fraudulent companies in the US (google it!). Anyone selling for them doesn't have a shred of integrity. Absorption Nothing special here. Nouveau just sits on the surface. Doesn't Clog Pores In fact it clogged my pores badly and made me break out. This stuff is horrible. Effectiveness Completely worthless. Save your money and spend it on something that actually works.