When I found the offer for a free sample of this Multi Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream from Clarins I was super excited. Clarins products are pretty expensive, so a free sample was a great thing. As with any fairly pricey product, I hate to spend money on a full size bottle without knowing for sure that I'll like it. When the sample arrived I was extremely pleased with Clarins' generosity. The bottle was fairly large for a sample. And since it turns out that a little goes a long way with this product the amount I received was even more impressive! This moisturizer goes on really nicely. It absorbs quickly and definitely left my skin feeling moisturized. When I first smelled it I was concerned, the scent is a bit too perfumey for my personal tastes, and I've found that a lot of mositurizers that are heavily scented tend to make my skin feel dryer after being applied than before. I didn't have that problem with Clarins Multi Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream. Sometime after receiving my sample I actually read an article where makeup artists were being interviewed about how they craft specialty makeup blends for their celebrity clients. One of them mentioned how she mixed liquid foundation with this Clarins moisturizer! I use a CC cream already so I don't mix my own but I thought that was really cool anyways! Absorption Absorbs very well. Effectiveness Seems very effective at moisturizing.