I have been using high end skin care for quite some time now, so I am experienced in telling when something is a good product and when it is not. This line of products has such bad reviews sometimes that I was not sure I wanted to try anything, but I am SO glad I did. It performed as well as some of the best high end products I have used, and at a lower price too. I had no problems with product smelling bad or going bad in the months I have had this line. I have also noticed that there is barely any smell to it which is an advantage as compared to other heavily scented lines. Absorption Although the cream has some emollient features, it really did a great job of absorbing into the skin. I found the skin to be plumped and the lines to be greatly reduced, but there was not any greasy residue or feel. Doesn't Clog Pores After several months of using these products I have not had any problems at all with pores clogging or bad reactions. Effectiveness I have to say that I am impressed with the effectiveness of this stuff. I found skin that was sagging was firmed up well, and that skin was moisturized and plumped as well as clear too. I found a glow added to the skin and that it did give good observable results even after only a few days of use. If I discontinue use for a few days the skin heads back the way it was, but if I miss only a day or two, it is usually okay.