Normally, L'Oreal delivers when it comes to facial care. This one did not do much for me at all, leaving my skin sticky in the morning and moisturized- but with no changes in skin texture. L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector (the pink jar) works way better for me as it leaves my skin smooth, has no residue, did not cause me to break out and it actually smoothed out some dark spots on my face. I would give this newer product a try. Absorption It is a very light cream and easily sinks into your skin upon application. I actually had to apply more than suggested. However, when I woke up in the morning, I seemed to have this layer of shimmery "goop" on my face. Doesn't Clog Pores I broke out a little bit after I started to use this cream. I tend to have sensitive skin, so maybe it was just the way I naturally reacted to it. Effectiveness I did not really notice much of a positive difference in my skin quality that would justify the price. Fine lines were not diminished and I saw little or no change on some of the dark marks on my face. I was not expecting a miracle, but I have had better experiences with other L'Oreal products.