I really wanted to like this product as I've been wanting to try it for a long time, but didn't want to spend the money if it wasn't going to work for me. I got this as a gift and really liked the texture, which is a cross between a serum and an oil. It absorbs very quickly into the skin and does not leave any residue on the face, but feels nourishing. I have combination acne-prone skin and it's common for me to breakout from various skincare products. However, I have not had a cystic acne breakout in YEARS and unfortunately, this caused one...a very painful one. I'll have to pass this along to someone else. I obviously can't speak to its claims due to the fact that I wasn't able to use it long enough to see any of its affects.