The cream itself is thick and moisturizing. When applied, it really vanishes and sinks into your skin, leaving a matte finish perfect for makeup. This also makes for an excellent base for makeup, almost like a lightweight primer. I have combination skin, oily in my t-zone, dry-ish on my cheeks & I break out. This doesn't make me break out, it mattifies my t-zone, and if I apply this in the morning, my face is still really nice by night time. It has a light scent that doesn't linger and also a great consistency. I have to say I'm more than pleasantly surprised with this product.