I had a free facial with Estée Lauder and they used this on me and I saw an immediate difference. I hemmed and hawed about the price, but no serum is needed and I decided that for the cost of one less soda or coffee a day, it's worth it! I've used the product for about two weeks and the lines around my mouth and on my forehead are gone. I still have crows feet but they have grown smaller. my skin looks plumper and literally glows (that's supposed to be from the pearls). it's very expensive, but for me, I'll forego some small indulgences to have reversed so many years of aging! Absorption this was one thing that sold me. unlike other moisturizers, the skin drinks this up and there is no greasy feel at all. Doesn't Clog Pores I used to have an occasional breakout; those are gone, and my pores are much smaller Effectiveness Simply the only moisturizer I have ever used that lived up to its claims!