I tried this product on a whim, because I have an issue with dry skin that my skin doesn't eliminate on it's own. My skin is efficiently hydrated but will appear 'dry'. I began using a Dermalogica facial lotion ( reviewed separately) but was still concerned with my skin's appearance. I returned to Ulta to express my concerns and seek additional advice, and this product was suggested to me. This microfoliant is SO different from anything I've ever used! You rinse/prime/wet your face and then pour the microfoliant powder into your hand, using a bit of water to work it into a lather. Once it is fully lathered, you apply it to your face. I was advised to FULLY foam the powder, and not leave it gritty when applying it to your face. I'm guilty of leaving it a bit gritty when my face it particularly flakey-looking and I want to FEEL the exfoliation. That's possibly one of my favorite features... That I can choose the level of exfoliation I feel. I then immediately rinse and use my Dermalogica facial lotion . Loving this combination and what it does to smooth and hydrate my skin.