As winter has set in, I have developed dry patches around my nostrils. I've tried every cream and balm, drugstore to high end. Nothing has helped. Foundation clinged to them and they were just awful. I used this Clarins Bi-phase Serum in conjunction with the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel cream every day, and by the 5th day, the dry patches were completely gone. It's nothing short of a miracle on my dry, flaky skin. This product has the same signature fragrance as other Clarins products (which I love) and wears well under makeup. I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own.