Being an Irish American, I was blessed with the ruddy complexion. Thank God for this affordable Alpha Hydroxy cream! I could never afford the more expensive ones so this is so worth it to calm the redness and even out the skin tone. As I'm aging, this is helping to keep my skin from sagging. I do use this under another lotion with SPF because my skin is so sensitive to the sun. I use this after I use my astringent/toner. Absorption This is NOT a greasy product. Your skin will absorb it right away. I put some on the back of my hands also. The skin on your hands is very similar to the skin on your face so go ahead and dab it on there to keep my hands looking younger. Doesn't Clog Pores This product will not clog up your pores. Effectiveness You will notice a difference when you use this product consistently. It is great for over night and under make up. If you are like me and have that ruddy area at the base of your throat, use it there also.