I received this free as a sample when I placed an order late July on Origins.com. I am semi-new on Serums, however, I do know what a "normal" consistency of a serum is like. This one was ok for the mere fact it didn't feel like a grease or oil, but more like a hyaluronic cream. Kind of a watery cream. It had a very earthy/ musty smell which I didn't much care for. And sort of left my skin sticky. I doubt I'd buy the full size of this Serum.