This product is really great, it does what it says but the price is kind of high for a grocery store brand. It is less than a department store high end brand but a coupon can fix the price to make it affordable. Absorption It absorbed great, went right in. Was dry in a few minutes for make up application and didn't feel heavy and was not greasy, really made a noticeable difference in the overall appearance. Doesn't Clog Pores I did not have any adverse reactions with this product. I did not get any breakouts of acne or rash around the brows or the fat tissue on the eye corner and top of the cheek. I also use my eye cream around the lips, light coating. It works to keep that delicate tissue around the lips from getting that puckered "old lady" look. Effectiveness For a product sold in the grocery store or retail store it is great. It does what it says, you will see a change in appearance, A little goes a long way and the overall cost is fair enough that you can use it twice a day and not feel like your breaking the bank. It really works..